"The beauty of this work lies in its intricate interweaving of medieval voices with modern voices, of ancient times with our times, of archetypal story with news story. This is no loose batch of poems, but a single work made from interrelated poems. The multi-voiced chorus recites-in soul-shuddering and very real terms-the terrors of our own times."
"The richness of The Lives of the Saints eludes description..At its best, what [it] is about is the breaking of one realm into another, and this it exemplifies with rare intelligence and a language as passionate and clear as lived faith once must have been."
"A definite must for anyone interested in interwoven styles and themes, not to mention carefully crafted poems that resonate with not only great beauty but power and wit as well..Paola's poems deserve to be admired: a good book to hide inside the torn-off cover of a hymnal while at church."
-The Adirondack Review
"Suzanne Paola's collection reveals an amazing mind. Her words flow in their own directions, bringing insight, taking us on arcane journeys to familiar places suddenly redolent with new understanding. This is devotional poetry of a new sort."