"Absolutely drenched in metaphor, simile, allusion and linguistic invention, tightly written without a word let waste its clout, and, quite frankly, dense with spell-binding beauty, Militello's work...is a truly worthy winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award. The judging panel have, in this instance, got it spot on. What they have recognised is her sheer talent..."
--John Mingay, Stride Magazine (UK)
"To read Jennifer Militello‘s Flinch of Song is an extraordinary experience. Militello has “set the stolen horses free”with linguistic ingenuity, a gripping voice, and evocative details, and the encounter lingers with the reader long after the final line."