"Tom Hunley writes with wit, tenderness, and disarming honesty about the joys and travails of being a husband, father, teacher, and poet. Octopus sheds new light on old truths about the world, and reminds us that we’re lucky to be here."
—Charles Harper Webb
"I don't know if this book, Octopus, has eight arms but it has several: tender but completely unsentimental poems about children and marriage; angry poems and poems of deep gratitude; poems both comic and dark (often simultaneously); and maybe most of all a clear, original, passionate Americanvoice."
Logan House Press
Hunley, Tom, "Octopus" (2008). English Faculty Book Gallery. 36.