"This is the kind of project we need poetry to take on. Death isn’t so simple. Phantom Hour isn’t just the time of setting, it is also a statement that our hours on this earth are ghostly. They have echoes and more echoes, which we need art to hear. Meetze writes: 'The phantom is in the hour of the book, it is the book, and the work the words do in the absence of their author.”' Frank Montesonti reviews Phantom Hour in The Volta.