Reading this collection is to encounter poems no one else could have written, but also in the manner of a poet such as Emily Dickinson, to commune with a mind whose thoughts and sensations are utterly original. Added to this uniqueness is Charlotte Matthew's inexhaustible sense of wonder, her understanding and reverence of the natural world, and her craft. Green Stars heralds a stunning and important new voice in American poetry.
Mary Lee Allen (in Blackbird)
Janice Fuller (Ashville Poetry Review)
Still Enough to Be Dreaming reassures us that Charlotte Matthews is one of the best new poets to appear in too long a time. Her exquisite sense of balance, her talent for muted drama, her beautifully tuned sensitivity to the subtlest currents of moods and feelings produce some of the loveliest and most musical lyrics to be found anywhere. Her work is better than brilliant—it is true.
- Fred Chappell
Arts and Education Council