This book, a master work of the dislocations and radiant outcries of the Arab World, reaffirms Etel Adnan as one of the foremost poets.
It has a power and intensity that few poets today can muster—only Allen Ginsberg's Howl comes to mind.
—Alice Molloy, Mama Bears
The power of Adnan's language and imagery reminds us that she is indeed one of the most significant post-modern poets in contemporary Arab culture.
—Kamal Boullatta, Merip Report
The Arab Apocalypse is, to date, Adnan's most triumphant battle with the exactness of words.
—Douglas Powell, Poetry Flash
The poem invokes a mythic past of Gilgamesh, Tammouz, and Ishtar...to presage a present that resists narration, The Arab Apocalypse contests an uncritical reflection on the immediate historical past.
—Barbara Harlow, American Book Review