Listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2007.
From the back cover:
“Davenport’s language is lyrical, and his images are satisfyingly edgy. He’s a first-rate artist who doesn’t pull his punches. He lets the sentiments lie where they always should in between the lines.” –Duff Brenna
“With the publication of Uncontainable Noise, Steve Davenport marked himself as one of America’s finest poets. Now he knocks out a major essay, Murder on Gasoline Lake, and he bests America’s personal essayists. Is there anything this guy can’t write better than the rest of us? I doubt it.” –Eric Miles Williamson
“So much writing on American place is sloppy, nostalgic remembrance of places that never really existed. But here, Davenport brings the soil, the petroleum stink in ballcaps, memory, and Illinois floodplain. Here, place is an onslaught of occasion, a town called maybe.” –Garin Cycholl