Check out this double-review of Laodicea and Glitter Bomb in NCLR. Many thanks to John Steen, that sweetie from down-the-streetie.

"Laodicea isn't explicitly political, but inasmuch as it describes the landscapes that make the people of our state, it isn't apolitical either.  For a book that exults in some of the most lavish and unexpected metaphors in contemporary poetry, it's also true that Ekstrand is, as one poem has it, 'just telling you the facts.'"