BOOK REVIEW, Winnipeg Free Press
"Throughout, the speaker is careful to not let her desire "to be absolved in the homecoming/ ... / to be undone & remade, like my body is not a memory/ I keep confessing into some promise of land" to paper over the darkness of the migration story, but she holds all the context with tenderness and a grounded, careful touch."—Melanie Brannagan Fredericksen
BOOK REVIEW, Marrow Reviews
"'Birds, like poems, follow the river'– but one instance of a potent statement, set singularly on the page, a space that allows breath, the profound pacing of silences, holding the gaze with awe."—Catherine Owen
INTERVIEW, The Weekend Morning Show (Manitoba), CBC Radio One
BOOK REVIEW, Arc Poetry Magazine
"In The World Is Mostly Sky, Ens gives us rite and sacrament, space to spread wings, expanses to “measure us / immense” (“Astronomical”). The world of sky is one that is breathtaking, and heartrending."—Frances Boyle, Arc Poetry Magazine
BOOK REVIEW, The River Volta Review of Books
"The World Is Mostly Sky is a stunning collection full of vibrancy and teeming with tenderness. Ens’s poetry first soars through childhood nostalgia and anguish, dives through thick waters of heartbreak and longing, and finally crashes up through clouds of young adulthood with ice coffees raised like chalices to the sky."—Delane Just, The River Volta Review of Books
BOOK REVIEW, Herizons
"These poems draw heavily on faith and relationships. Female friendship is key—as long and sustaining as prairie roots—and exerts a far more powerful force on the speaker's life than the ex-lovers who also pop up throughout the collection. ... The World Is Mostly Sky is a beautiful debut.
—Kerry Ryan, Herizons
"The constant motion of body and spirit, in and out of each other, this is the thread throughout this marvellous book."—Patrick Friesen
"Sarah Ens’s first collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky, is a closely observed exploration of her rural Prairie roots, as well as the landscape’s—and the sky’s—changing physical and emotional resonances."—melanie brannagan frederiksen
"Ens celebrates both people and prairie, complicated as each are, through her nimble pen and apt understanding of just what each poem needs."