Author Name: Guinotte Wise
Book Title: Scattered Cranes poems by Guinotte Wise
Book Synopsis: "There 's nothing soft or sentimental about the poems in Scattered Cranes. Guinotte Wise 's collection is both hauntingly nostalgic and piercingly urgent; each poem is a brief but distinct journey into the timelessness of human fallibility and resolve. This is a memorable collection that echoes our times."
”Jen Knox, author of After the Gazebo and The Glass City
"Scattered Cranes is a wild ride through parts of America which are somehow familiar and alien at the same time. Guinotte Wise's wry humour and gift for storytelling combine to forge a compelling and essential collection of bare-knuckle poetry."
”Ben Banyard, Editor/Publisher Clear Poetry UK
"The work of Guinotte Wise creates for the reader a tensile balance between the corporeal and the ephemeral. His images hold weight--human, animal. the density of nature, the solidity of earth--but are drawn with a care and lightness that lifts off the page. With strategic brushstrokes of language, Wise has created a collection of poems that the reader will feel physically. Winter air on your skin, the heavy downbeat of wings above, flies twitching a horse's hide, the reverb of a fast car driven hard, colored light and music and women dancing in a crowded bar. 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
Author Bio: Guinotte Wise writes and welds steel sculpture on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas. His short story collection (Night Train, Cold Beer) won publication by a university press and enough money to fix the soffits. Three more books since. His fiction and poetry have been published in numerous literary journals including Atticus, The MacGuffin, Santa Fe Writers Project, Shotgun Honey and The American Journal of Poetry. His wife has an honest job in the city and drives 100 miles a day to keep it. Some work is at http://www.wisesculpture.com
Publisher Name: Pski's Porch Publishing