"Every once in a while I run across a poetry collection that´s so wonderful I feel compelled to buy all the remaining available copies and press them into my friends´ hands. Although this may be a financial impossibility, This Old Riddle: Cormorants and Rain, an assemblage of poems by Bill Yake that spans three decades, is really terrific enough for any reader to want to share..." [Full text - click on image to the right.]
TERRI BROWN-DAVIDSON, THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE
"Bill Yake continues in Unfurl, Kite and Veer the intense focus and attention both to nature and language that he showed in This Old Riddle: Cormorants and Rain (also beautifully designed and produced by Radiolarian Press). He is a naturalist with a sharp, educated eye at home in wetland, desert, jungle, forests, mountains, and the ocean itself. He is a poet with a command of all the species – significant differences in sounds, rhythms, and sense required to create images flowing in language like creatures to their nesting places..." [Full text - click on image to the right.]
HOWARD McCORD, PACIFIC RIM REVIEW OF BOOKS , FALL 2010. PAGE 27.