"This is life in song, music in words that get me as close to hearing live music or playing music as anything I have ever read on a printed page." Dennis Calacci, Shrimper Records
"[Marsh] seeks what she calls the “connective tissue” between “violence and peace, sorrow and hope, living and dying.” Writing her “disquiet” allows her to gain the only comforts that clear sight can afford those who face the appalling cruelties of “humankind’s un-kindnesses.” The first and fourth movements yearn to comprehend the larger world of literal and symbolic borderlands and global tragedy, while the second and third remain powerfully personal, about her brother’s addiction and about the transcendent death of Crystal, a woman who lived in the DC home for women with AIDS that Marsh founded (and about which she wrote in the superb “Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir”).
How a collection of essays that’s about such stuff can leave you feeling hopeful, even inspired, is the proof of Marsh’s point: writing is the solace."
Diana Hume-George, Author - "The Lonely Other, A Woman Watching America"