I Was In The Vicinity – Poems by Guinotte Wise
Wise returns with Covid era observations, choppers, barns, earthquakes and pastures, all the horses of a lifetime, archaeology of the age in all its prickly splendor. Sometimes all one can control is the coffeemaker, and that, not always. He answers questions about fish sleeping, power & light, license plates and red Ducatis in yellow wheat fields. He escapes from Los Angeles in a copper tube elevator to a green cave and from reality in a bumper car that flashes and buzzes through a farmhouse. And several silos full more.
I Was In The Vicinity is his sixth book, and his third collection of poetry. A seventh book, a collection of essays, titled Chickens One Day, Feathers The Next, will be published in late 2020 or early 2021. Visit www.wisesculpture.com for more information or for contact. His sculpture is represented by The Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO, The Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, and The New Lancaster General Store in Resume Speed, KS.
About Guinotte Wise (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
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. Five more books since. A five-time Pushcart nominee, his fiction and poetry have been published in numerous literary journals including Atticus, The MacGuffin, Santa Fe Writers Project, Rattle 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