"Wisdom, wit and wonder"
- Robert Pinsky 1997-2000 United States Poet Laureate Poetry Editor, Slate Magazine
"Jewels in a long life"
- Claudia Jensen Dudley Author of Waters of the Afternoon and Song in Three Voices
"Food for the soul"
- Allen Burke
"Sheppard's book is not for old people"
- Ed Bowers
San Francisco poet
"A movement towards an entirely new inner birth"
- Jacob Needleman Author of An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth