"I admire the versatility of this new poet. Dobbs paints a wide canvas . . . Motifs and ideas travel borderless, meandering from personal to transnational, from the lush literary to the hip and speedy here and now. Ultimately, Paper Pavilion is a fascinating read and a happening first book."

— Marilyn Chin
"Dobbs is an astonishing poet. The poetry in Paper Pavilion is by turns lyric and incisive, operatic and sweeping. There is a resonant passion that fills every page. With this heartbreaking and exhilarating debut, Dobbs has established herself as one of the most compelling and important poets of her generation."

— David St. John
"Jennifer Kwon Dobbs writes a harrowing poem . . . Think of Wallace Stevens worrying about the traversing of the void, yes, folded and jeweled like time . . ."

— Norman Dubie
"Dobbs is an astonishing poet. The poetry in Paper Pavilion is by turns lyric and incisive, operatic and sweeping. There is a resonant passion that fills every page. With this heartbreaking and exhilarating debut, Dobbs has established herself as one of the most compelling and important poets of her generation."

— David St. John