Gabrielle Glancy is a remarkably talented writer. Her fiction is exemplary for its Stein-like abstraction . . . the look and fragrance of grammar . . . Her poems are philosophical; they are studies in perception (and hence, in sight and blindness) . . . She is no ordinary writer. Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Humiliation, Jackie O, The Queen’s Throat and many other books of essays and poetry.
I read I'm Already Disturbed Please Come in cover to cover twice in one day -- something I've never done. Glancy's take on the intersection between climate change, dwindling natural resources, autoimmune diseases, viruses and microbial imbalances in our own bodies is assured, fascinating and terrifying. And all too real. The Advocate
Gabrielle Glancy is surely one of the most talented, most articulate, most in language writers I have ever known. Linsey Abrams, author, editor of The Global City Review
Gabrielle Glancy has dazzled me with her lyrical, lucid renderings of Marguerite Duras. I have also read and admired her mysterious fictions which have a dreamlike quality all their own. But it is her poetry which does the most mischief . . . musical, subversive, visionary, lucid . . . Magda Bogin, author of Natalya’s Messenger, translator of Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits.
You’ve got talent, kid! Don’t stop writing — and don’t worry so much! Grace Paley, author of Later the Same Day, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
A keen writer. Very intelligent. We will be hearing from her in the future. Edna O’Brien, Author of The Country Girls, House of Splendid Isolation
Each of Gabrielle Glancy’s poems is like a miraculously constructed house of cards which, at her delicate touch, collapses into a gorgeous heap of sparkling, impassioned revelation.
In glimmering prose by turns tender, sexy and madcap, Gabrielle Glancy has invented a new kind of novel: a love story of ideas, a lyrical romp, a faux mystery with genuine heart.
Gabrielle Glancy’s extraordinary powers of observation make this tale of debilitating illness sparkle and dance—whether she’s describing her puzzling symptoms, the parade of kooky specialists who cannot diagnose her, or (when she’s too exhausted to move more than her computer mouse) the world as seen through Facebook. Funny and harrowing, bold and confiding, Already Distrubed not only drives toward a happy ending— the author’s cure—but enacts a different sort of “treatment,” for the usual ways we think of such matters as disease, social engagement, and what Glancy defines as “the being-field we call the self.” Cliff Chase, author of The Hurry-Up Song and Winkie
"I'm Already Disturbed Please Come In is "lively, offbeat ….moves at the brisk pace of a novel, taking the reader on a quest to find the cause of the author’s debilitating and curious symptoms, and their cure . . ." The Gay and Lesbian Review