Because the transformation takes place just at the edge of the reader's peripheral vision, the effect seems that much
more magical. There are practical results, though: all 225 sections of the story can be read without turning a page.
.. Once one becomes accustomed to the innovative interface, it is easy to get involved in the story, and fans of William Faulkner and the more experimental works of James Joyce will enjoy the work's intricate structure..
--New York Times: Arts@Large: "Pushing Hypertext in New Directions," Matthew Mirapaul
The Jew's Daughter employs a cousin of the link, but its fluid page (which on certain browsers actually takes over your
entire screen) manages what the linked page has always failed to do: It insists on its own urgency.
--The New Republic: "Whither E-Literature: Automatic Writing," Keith Gessen
The word organic comes to mind (referring to The Jew's Daughter) but what it reminded me of
was trying to block a tiny stream with one hand and though you're half successful, to stop the water that is getting
through your fingers you use the other hand, and once that dam fills and leaks you move the first hand and place it
behind the other, and so on.
--The Barcelona Review: "The Book, The writer, His Tools and the Future of Publishing," M.G. Smout
My name is Captain, Captain. merges writing and design, text and image into the fused shape of intersecting circles. The poem makes manifests the act of reading between the lines of a compass, the notations and pauses of Morse code, the words and images of poetry ....Meet My name is Captain, Captain. , electronic literature which, in focusing on the work as "literature," foregrounds the "electronic" as a space for future literary work and study.
--The Iowa Review: "The Very Essence of Poetry," Jessica Pressman
Describes My Name Is Captain, Captain as one of the 'more beautiful and ambitious works of kinetic poetry.'
--"Literary Hypertext: The Passing of The Golden Age", Robert Coover
Taking verbal and visual metaphors from the early days of flight to the hypermedia skies of these early days of electronic literature, "My Name is Captain, Captain" is, even at the moment of its publication, a classic in its form.'
-- Review of My Name Is Captain, Captain., Robert Coover
"You don't need to know Morse code to enjoy the genius in this triumph of literary design. With their flirtatious interface, Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley have built more than a poem - they've built a pioneering poetics based on animation, recombination, and exploration. "My Name is Captain, Captain" just might make "dit dah dit dah" a household word."
-- Review of My Name Is Captain, Captain., Bobby Arellano
Cool, intricate abstractionˇa cerebral experience analogous to listening to a piece of highly experimental music, only with your eyes.
-- Review of My Name Is Captain, Captain., Lance Olsen