"Bill Morgan, Ginsberg's biographer, has provided the reader with as thorough an appreciation of context as we are ever likely to get."
"Alongside Howl, this book is generally regarded as a major work in the Ginsberg canon. Kaddish relates to Ginsberg's mother Naomi, she suffered severe mental illness and died in 1956. Her life and the manner of her death had a devastating impact upon a young Allen Ginsberg and he wrestled with thoughts of her all his life."
- Pauline Reeves, Beat Scene No.64