Becker, Robin. “Robin Becker.” Interview by Rosemarie C. Sultan. In Truthtellers of the Times: Interviews with Contemporary Women Poets, edited by Janet Palmer Mullaney. Introduction by Toi Derricotte. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998. Becker discusses her life and writings and her perspective as a Jewish lesbian.
Ciuraru, Carmela. Review of The Horse Fair. The New York Times Book Review, September 24, 2000, p. 22. Ciuraru describes Becker as “honest” in describing her Judaism, complicated relationships, and unconventional sexuality, and she sees her as a poet who fearlessly confronts events and emotions. Ciuraru defines Becker’s poems as paeans to animals, lovers, and family members, who have taught her the more important lessons in life.
Frank, Allen. “Giacometti’s Dog.” Review of Giacometti’s Dog. Poet Lore 85, no. 4 (Winter, 1990/1991): 49. Frank celebrates the tenacity of Becker’s vision in this book review. He establishes the fluidity of her verse while recognizing the sometimes brutal impact of the described scenarios.
Grosholz, Emily. “Flint and Iron.” Hudson Review 53, no. 3 (Autumn, 2000): 495-505. Grosholtz compares Becker’s poetry with the “fire” created from the clashing of divergent parts of Becker’s life—the...