Scattered Cranes – Poems by Guinotte Wise

Scattered Cranes
135 Pages
ISBN 978-0-9978706-7-1

"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

Guinotte Wise

About Guinotte Wise (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)

Guinotte Wise

Guinotte Wise lives on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas. His short story collection Night Train, Cold Beer won publication by a university press and not much acclaim. Three more books since. His wife has an honest job in the city and drives 100 miles a day to keep it. Look him up on and FB and Twitter (@NoirBut)