Martin Lesinski, 2017. A book woven into being through the trials of military service, Beyond the Reach of Reason presents itself as a living thing. Lesinski’s poetry draws upon his experience as a combat veteran, a disabled veteran, and a disabled person living in American society. There is a heartbeat to the verses, which pulses through the paper pulped by a fellow veteran from service members’ uniforms. It radiates through the medical sutures used as stitching, out to the binding made from Kevlar covered in camouflage fabric from combat fatigues. There are thus stories not only in Lesinski’s words, but in the very materials that contain them, extending their impact, their reach, out to embrace an entire community and draw the reader in to the realities of war and post-war life.
Quarto. (26)pp. One of five copies. Very fine, housed in box. Item #31072