The Book of Now by Sherry Rentschler

now-available-on-e-bookIn her third volume of poetry, award-winning author Sherry Rentschler rips topics from current events: Terrorism, Politics, Domestic Abuse of women and children, Nature (both human and Mother). The subjects and events exposed from real lives are the focus of this honest, contemporary book of verses. Neither timid or sweet, these poems examine events as they have unfolded, and define them with bluntness, compassion, and her unique talent to expose and explain the unimaginable. This is nonfiction. The events are real, sometimes haunting and often controversial. Topics traverse bigotry, racism, sexism, misogyny, xenophobia and domestic violence, as well as ecological destruction, international slavery, and immigration. Rentschler suggests that with understanding there is a key to unlocking a better future. Readers will discover this key as they pass through the volume designed to replicate a terrible grimoire, a book succinctly defining the four elements of chaos destroying our world. A better future awaits and needs your help. Find the key. Enter Now.

This is unlike any other book of poetry I have read. There are so many horrible things that we are doing to each other and our world and these poems challenge the reader to face the harsh realities of our time. The images and play on words draw in the reader right away. These passionate poems strive to challenge the reader to find “the key” in four areas; terrorism, politics, abuse, and nature. Rentschler’s collection of social conscious poems needs to be read by as many people as possible. The time for change is now. I highly recommend this book. My favorite poems are “San Bernardino”, “For Sale”, “A Slave to Sales”, “Faith Challenged”, “Left Out House”, and “History Lesson”.

*** I received an ARC copy of this directly from the author. I also do some PAA work for this author***

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