Eating Raw Meat and Other Nuances of Life has just been released by Alien Buddha Press.
What Others Say About Eating Raw Meat and Other Nuances of Life
“g emil reutter writes the poem the way I like it – sharp, detailed imagery, paintings in black ink carved into the page – the minutiae of life under the microscope. There’s clarity and depth here in this book but there’s power too – the power to move the mind and the soul. These words are fine words. My kind of poems. They should be yours too.” -Adrian Manning- Poet and Publisher at Concrete Meat Press
“Beneath dark shadows of maples, this watcher observes unnamed strangers and lovers beneath a generous moon, sympathetically and precisely with the eye of an oil painter. The night turns to day, the seasons change, and the cycles renew. A fine collection for any palate”. – Russell Streur – Editor, The Plum Tree Tavern
In Eating Raw Meat, g emil reutter proclaims, “I stand on the rubble that is left / of the American dream”; looking out from that prospect, he tells us, “I think of the hard working class.” Yet, even as these poems show us hard labor and trashed dreams, reutter affirms how close attention to those lives and to the natural world serves to redeem us on this “beautiful brutal blue planet.” “I work the / garden the way I work a poem,” he tells us; and, centered among existences, “I … listen to what they say, watch what they do and write what I can.” This attention results in poems of integrity and of beauty: “rhythm / of rain, cadence of thunder, lyrical / hissing of wind.”
-Nathalie F. Anderson – Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Literature and Director of the Program in Creative Writing – Swarthmore College
Check out the book here: Eating Raw Meat and Other Nuances of Life
By g emil reutter
You can find the book here: https://stubbornmulepress.bigcartel.com/product/when-i-was-a-girl-like-me-by-margaret-bazzell-crocker
You can read an interview with the poet here: https://albanypoets.com/2019/06/interview-with-margaret-crocker/
g emil reutter is a writer of stories and poems. His latest collection is: Stale Bread and Coffee
We arrive at the beginning of June with our summer reading recommendations based on readership of reviews from January 1st to June 1st.
The Damages of Morning by J.C. Todd
Edju By RW Spryszak
What It Might Feel Like to Hope by Dorene O’Brien
Shame by Iris N. Schwartz
The Seas Are Dolphins’ Tears By Djelloul Marbrook
Playground by Joe Benevento
A Path to Grace- The Trinity in Words and Images by Frank Champine
Says the Forest to the Girl by Sally Rosen Kindred
Blue Lyre by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
A Brief Biography of My Name by Yalie Kamara
Our contributing editors recently performed at Cafe Improv in Princeton, New Jersey. Here are the videos and we hope you enjoy.