Some excellent words about John Reinhart’s words here.
“It grabbed me immediately, licking off the page like the flames he described in one piece.” –Shawna Ayoub Ainslie
Get ye a copy of invert the helix!
invert the helix, by John Reinhart $20
- ISBN: 0997870664 / 9780997870664
In invert the helix, Reinhart’s brilliant approach takes poetry beyond the line and into the labyrinth. His words are shape and color, layer and repetition. You don’t read these poems; you experience them. Reaching the a-ha moment each one of them holds is a kinetic experience-his poems will move you in directions you don’t expect, but are glad to discover.
-Dianne Borsenik, publisher/editor at NightBallet Press
John Reinhart-part American rebel, part sci fi geek-has produced a stunning collection that captures the fairy tales, legends, and fevered fantasies of American life. He works his poems with a deft touch, ranging from shocking word art to well-punctuated musical notes that drill into the reader’s psyche.
-Frank Watson, Editor of Poetry Nook
Reinhart’s poetry dances across the page like paint across a canvas. His work combines the facts of daily life (chores, tasks, child-rearing) with the scientific musings of a mind steeped in imaginative possibilities. As the first poem in his book suggests, poetry is a found object that emerges from the accidental combinations of the beauty and trash our lives produce. The poetry in invert the helix is “patterning, repositioning, exploring, [and] exploding” off the pages of Reinhart’s second book.
-Andrea Rexilius, author of To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation (Rescue Press, 2011) and New Organism: Essais (Letter Machine Editions, 2014)
Scattered Cranes, by Guinotte Wise. $10.99
Scattered Cranes is a bit of an elegy to time spent rodeoing, roughnecking and construction work on bridges across bodies of water large and small in those areas of America that the coastal bound fly over, barely registering the beauty of the farmland patterns and jungles below. Then clouds form a protective layer. There is no protective layer in Scattered Cranes. Some of it is down and dirty, while other passages are dreamlike and aspirational, with a thread of humor. And where there is humor, there is optimism. As the foreword says, it’s like rodeo, you’re out there with your try. Scattered Cranes is a bustling, dusty arena for Wise’s try. Enjoy it.
“…a compelling and essential collection of bare-knuckle poetry.”
Ben Banyard, Editor/Publisher Clear Poetry, UK
“Expect Wise’s world to stay inside you after you’ve read it, and roll to the surface for attention like a memory or a dream.”
Chelsea Laine Wells, Writer, Fiction Editor Hypertext, Hypernova, (b)Oink
“Wise’s collection is both hauntingly nostalgic and piercingly urgent…”
Jen Knox, Author of After the Gazebo and The Glass City