Concrete & Juniper
by Johnny No Bueno
Official Publication Date: August 4, 2020
Trade Paper; 116 pages; 5-1/4" x 8"
POEMS | PROSE
Johnny No Bueno, Poet Laureate of the Portland underworld, pulls no punches in his second collection of poetry and prose, Concrete & Juniper. A single lyric essay “The Only Home I Have Ever Known” makes up the bulk of the book, surrounded by the same darkly ephemeral poetry for which he is known.
Concrete & Juniper is the bastard son of a love affair between the daydream and the nightmare. No Bueno offers the reader a look into the dark side of redemption and the harsh reality of violence, lost love, and persistent emptiness, where deluded memories are all that is left to keep us company at 3:00 a.m., when the loneliness and the quiet won’t stop screaming. This collection will keep even the most twisted souls company during the longest hours and coldest nights.