"[mauch's] work is . . . embracing, driven, often breathlessly so, not so much to capture life as to make life, to create poems that have a pulse."
– Bob Hicok
"Mauch [in his debut collection prayer book] has created a veritable liturgy through which he attempts both to locate and challenge his specific place in america, confronting the many social and gendered limits imposed on him—and all of us."
– Paisley Rekdal
"these poems [in mauch's If you're lucky is a theory of mine] showcase a rare understanding of how the everyday griefs and splendors
of this world often converge, refreshing and reviving us."
– Aimee nezhukumatathil
"in poems that are as hungry, beseeching and disarmingly honest as private thought, mauch reconnects us to distant parts of ourselves."
– Dobby gibson