with the partience of monuments –

12 Jul

from David Oprava, publisher, Griveous Jones:

Jack Henry has hit a nerve, a human one that runs through all of us whether we like it or not. Henry Miller once wrote that the only journey worth taking was the one that goes inside, that delves into our own nasty miasma and pokes, prods, reveals who we really are. Jack goes there. There is so much humanity in most of his poems that it is hard to read in one sitting, rather, a reader needs to fill the double shot-glass with Jack, swig him down, let him blur the vision and pump the gonads, then go back for more. His plain verse and honest expressions are part of a building wave in the poetic world, the real crashing over the effete, the brutal sawing at the pretend, and Jack is right there, the biting end of that tsunami. If you are writhing in your own barbed wire and want company, buy the book. We can all twist together.

-David E. Oprava

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