Of Marianne Bluger's earlier work, Judith Fitzgerald has written, "Whether she examines natural phenomena or illuminates human nature, it is abundantly clear that a powerful sensibility is at work in these poems." David Suzuki has called Rudi Hass, "an artist with a magical touch ... a genius." Haas has produced many works in film, books, animated shorts etc. and collaborated extensively on projects with native peoples in both Canada and Africa. He has received numerous honours, including the Art Directors Gold Medal Award.