“I have to confess I’ve never heard Coldplay, so can’t say what they sound like, but I know what James Ardis’ book sound like: a consciousness filtered through the linguistic prism of wikipedia and the various styles of user-supplied content that inflects the language of the internet today. That oracular internet tells me that the band took their name from a book of poems (Philip Horky’s Child’s Reflections, Cold Play [Minerva Press, 1997]), and so it seems appropriate that the trajectory returns to a book of poems. Like Horky’s book, Ardis’ ‘collection of poetry escapes the stylistic and structural conformity to explore the psychological realms, combining the sureal wth [sic] the
natural which results in a startling and provocative ambiguity.'”

– Craig Dworkin, author of No Medium