by Mark Heinlein
These monologues tell of a hard life on the edges of 21st Century America. There’s no mistaking their pain and bad luck, but there’s also no mistaking the occasional flashes of wonder lighting up this tattered landscape, with its check-cashing agencies, dollar movies and laundromats. Miracles that comprise a well-lived life. –Joseph Millar, Poet, Author of Overtime and Blue Rust
Mark Heinlein’s enthralling first book is a marvel of close observation and narrative nuance. The margin-to-margin lines of his poems stretch the seemingly mundane moments of life wide open, amplifying the hidden rhythms of our daily travails with an extraordinary intensity, making them luminous and indelible, “filled with…light, and more light.” –Alan Soldofsky, Poet, Author of In the Buddha Factory
Everything We Call Ordinary is available on Amazon.