- Review of Consider by David Brydges of Cobalt, Ontario. October 2023:
- Review of Heart Work by gillian harding-russell in The British Columbia Review, publisher Richard Mackie, online, Nov. 17, 2022:
- Review of Susan McCaslin & J.S. Porter’s Superabundantly Alive: Thomas Merton’s Dance with the Feminine Wood Lake Publishing, 2018) by R. Zachary Karanovich for the American Academy of Religion, Jan. 26, 2022.
- Review of Heart Work by Al Rempel in Event: Celebrating 50 years, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC, Winter 2021/2022, 109-113.
- Review of Heart Work by Tom Sandborn in The Vancouver Sun & The Province, April 23, 2021. https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/books/book-review-b-c-poet-susan-mccaslin-adds-to-the-one-great-human-document-with-grace-and-elegance
- Review by Katharine Bubel of Superabundantly Alive: Thomas Merton’s Dance with the Feminine by Susan McCaslin & J. S. Porter, in The Merton Annual, Vol. 32 (Fons Vitae, March 2020), 263-268.
- “If Poetry Could Save the Planet,” a review of Heart Work (Ekstasis Editions, 2021) by Jessica Walters in The British Columbia Review, June 21, 2021, ed. Richard Mackie:
- Review of Into the Open: Poems New and Selected (Inanna Publications, 2017) by J.S. Porter, in Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 32, Nos. 1,2 (2018), 149-150:
- Review of Superabundantly Alive: Thomas Merton's Dance with the Feminine by Ross Laurie, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia.
- “Falling in Love with Paul Cézanne: a Review of Susan McCaslin’s Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne,” by J.S. Porter, in Dialogue (Nanaimo, BC), Winter 2016-17, Vol. 30, No. 2, 18-19.
- “Olga Park Remembered,” a piece on Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga, BC Booklook online, Dec. 2015. http://bcbooklook.com/2014/11/26/olga-park-remembered/
- A review of Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga by Mary Anne Moore, Story Circle Book Reviews, June 10, 2015. http://www.storycirclebookreviews.org/reviews/intothemystic.shtml
- Review of Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga by Penn Kemp on Amazon, Winter 2014:
- Review of Thomas Merton: Monk on the Edge by Richard Weber, OSCO, in The Merton Annual, 26 (2013), 246-24. Comments on my essay “Merton’s Mystical Visons: A Widening Circle.”
- John Porter’s reflection, “My Friend Susan McCaslin, Poet and Activist,” in Dialogue; Canada’s Independent Voices Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 1, ed. Janet Hicks (Autumn 2013), 9.
- Susan McCaslin’s “Merton’s Mystical Visions: a Widening Circle” from Thomas Merton: Monk on the Edge (Thomas Merton Society of Canada, 2012) reviewed by Walt Chura, O.F.S. in “Dancing Under the Tree of Life” in The Merton Seasonal (Summer 2013).
- “Marrow Review on Susan McCaslin & Rachel Rose: the Mythic & Mothered,” online at The Relentless Adventures of OCD Crow, A fine WordPress.com site, July 25, 2013.
- An article by J.S. Porter on Susan McCaslin’s Han Shan Poetry Initiative, “National Poetry Month & Susan McCaslin’s Campaign to Save the Trees of Langley, In Retro Magazine:
- A review of Demeter Goes Skydiving by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (Oklahoma City University), in World Literature Today (July 12, 2012).
- “Demeter Goes Skydiving by Susan McCaslin,” a book review by Allan Brown, Island Catholic News, Vol. 26, No. 5&6 (June/July 2012), 6.
- A review of Demeter Goes Skydiving by Yvonne Blomer, in The Pacific Rim Review of Books, Victoria, BC, Issue Sixteen, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 2012), 17.
- “A Modern Myth: Mysteries and Mystics,” a review of Demeter Goes Skydiving by Michael Higgins, The Telegraph Journal (April 7, 2012), Salon Books, S6.
- A review of Demeter Goes Skydiving in The Indextrious Reader, Sept. 24, 2011. http://indextrious.blogspot.com/2011/09/demeter-goes-skydiving.html
- A review of Demeter Goes Skydiving in Prairie Books Now, Summer 2011.
- Querengesser, Neil. “The Sacramental Poetry of Susan McCaslin,” in Canadian Poetry: Studies/ Documents/ Reviews, No.67 (Fall/Winter 2010): 104-115.
- “A Cultivated Perception,” a review of A Plot of Light by M. Travis Lane in The Fiddlehead. No. 231 (Spring 2007), 101-104.
- Lifting the Stone reviewed by Beryl Baigent in Room: A Space of Your Own. Vol. 31.2 (Spring 2008), 101-103.
- A Plot of Light reviewed by Anne E. Walker in Canadian Literature (Summer 2007), 131-132.
- A Plot of Light reviewed by Lynn R. Szabo in The Canadian Book Review Annual (Fall 2006).
- A Plot of Light reviewed by J. S. Porter in Hammered Out #8. (Winter/Spring 2006), 53.
- “Body, Mind, and Spirit,” a review of At the Mercy Seat, by Neil Querengesser in Canadian Literature, 187 (Winter 2005), 151-152.
- At the Mercy Seat, reviewed by Lynn Szabo in Canadian Book Review Annual, article A 13925727, 2004.
- At the Mercy Seat, reviewed with others by Candace Ferhle in Room of One’s Own, Vol. 27, No 4 (2004), 93-95.
- “Three Generations of B.C. Poets,” a review of At the Mercy Seat, reviews by Robert Attridge in Event. Vol. No. 32, No. 3 (2003-2004), 107-108.
- At the Mercy Seat, reviewed by Gillian Harding-Russell in Prairie Fire, Review of Books Website, 2003: www.prairiefire.mb.ca/reviews/hylandMcCaslinZonailo.html
- “At Home and Left Behind,” a review of The Altering Eye (Borealis Press) and Flying Wounded (University Press of Florida) by Nicole Markotic in Canadian Literature (2003). Online archives: http://canlit.ca/reviews/at_home_and_left_behind Accessed July 6, 2015.
- Poetry and Spiritual Practice reviewed by Donna Sinclair in The Observer (“Books” section) (March 2003), 46.
- The Altering Eye and Common Longing: The Teresa Poems and A Canticle for Mary and Martha, reviewed by Michael Lythgoe in Christianity and Literature. Vol. 51, No. 3 (2002), 509-512.
- Flying Wounded reviewed by Sharon McCartney in The Malahat Review, No. 137 (Winter 2001), 115-117.
- The Altering Eye reviewed by Gary Geddes in B.C. Bookworld (Summer Issue, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2001), 38.
- “The Edge of the Ineffable,” A Matter of Spirit reviewed by Miranda Pearson in Event, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Spring 2000), 96-102.
- "Poetry and Prayer Intertwine in Iconoclastic Spiritual Quests," a review of A Matter of Spirit by Douglas Todd in The Vancouver Sun, Sat. Oct. 30, 1999, A19.
- Letters to William Blake reviewed by Allan Brown, Minus Tides, Vol. 11, No 1 (Summer 1999).
- "Reconstructing the Tradition: Blodgett, Dembowski, Jones and McCaslin,” a review of Veil/Unveil (The St. Thomas Poetry Series, 1997) reviewed by Harold Rhenisch in Arc: Canada's National Poetry Magazine, No 42 (Spring 1999), 79-85.
- Letters to William Blake reviewed by Sherrill Chada in Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 1, Nos. 2 & 3 (Fall 1998), 163.
reviews by susan (selected)
- “Talking a blue streak,” a review of Russell Thornton’s Answer to Blue in The British Columbia Review, Nov. 13, 2021 (online):
- “Elizabeth Brewster: a Vital Ghost,” a review of The Essential Elizabeth Brewster, ed. Ingrid Ruthig (Porcupine’s Quill, 2021) published by The British Columbia Review, publisher and editor Richard Mackie, online review, July 5, 2021: https://thebcreview.ca/2021/07/05/1171-elizabeth-brewster-a-vital-ghost/
- “Quelling Hatred on the Path of “Fushigi: a Review of Joy Kogawa’s Gently to Nagasaki,” in Dialogue Magazine: Canada’s Independent Voices. Ed. Janet Hicks King, Fall 2017. Vol. 31, No. 1, 31-34. Poem “Roots Dancing” on back cover. Online version:
- “Two Minds, One Household,” a review of Harold Rhenisch’s Two Minds (Frontenac), in Dialogue Magazine: Canada’s Independent Voices. Ed. Janet Hicks King. Vol. 22, No. 2, Nanaimo, BC (Winter 2015-16), 40-41:
- A review of Tim Lilburn’s To the River in The Malahat Review, No. 131 (Summer 2000), 110-112.