This beautiful poem [Kim's poem "This Side, Reimagined"] speaks directly into the legacy of Fitzgerald's literature and unfinished buildings. In an intertextual key, the poet converses across time with F. Scott's novel, creating sparks with each enjambment. In looking at war, the poem revises what man learns from it, turning the usual lesson on its head while placing this in the context of Fitzgerald's life. Daring and revolutionary in a soft way - in a way that challenges the modality and aggression of war itself - Kim recontextualizes the past in lyric.
— Alina Stefanescu, poetry judge for the Fitzgerald Museum Student Literary Contest (THIS SIDE, REIMAGINED)
To hear a Jessica Kim poem is to hear a voice of the future, where "disabilities" are subsumed into a single category: Human. Hers is a poetry of vision and engagement unlike any other I have read.
— Bob Holman, Author of 17 Books & 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate Judge