Antonio Gamoneda,

“About Claudio and with Claudio” El Correo de Zamora, March 23th, 1992, supl. “Dominical”, p. III

[…] The poetic substance of Claudio Rodríguez, that is, the quality of that substance, has no equal in all the contemporary poetry written in Spanish. Since -I insist- I am not a critic, I do not need to ground my statement. Moreover, the quality of substances cannot be explained; it can only be known through experience and through contact.