Listen to the Codex

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By Cindy Rinne

Native Blossoms Chapbook Series Three, Book 1

The twenty-eight poems in this collection stitch a tale that interlaces ancient mythology with science fiction. The story we embark upon in these pages is one that is particularly feminine. Skillfully woven together, we encounter figures both mystical and ordinary, ranging from Native tribes and Zen practices to a futuristic self-healing robot. These poems bring together several disparate narrative threads and from them, reconcile an intricate whole.

Read Sample Poems:

Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)” was published under its previous title, “Skyfire” in Sea Foam Magazine on May 20, 2016.

“Learn to Fly” was published April, 2016 in Issue 7 of “Birds Piled Loosely“. You’ll find Cindy’s work on page 40.

Code” and one other of Cindy’s poems was recently published on The Wild Word, an online arts/culture/politics magazine from Berlin, Germany.

Bio:

Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She brings myth to life in a contemporary context. Cindy is the author of Breathe in Daisy, Breathe Out Stones (FutureCycle Press), Quiet Lantern (Turning Point Press), spider with wings (Jamii Publishing), and co-author of Speaking Through Sediment  with Michael Cooper (ELJ Publications). Cindy is a Finalist for the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Prize, and a founding member of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire-based literary community. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sea Foam Magazine, Blue Heron Review, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Driftwood Press, The Honest Ulsterman (Northern Ireland), The Whirlwind Review, Birds Piled Loosely, CircleShow and others.

 

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Listen to the Codex
“Yellow House” from Listen to the Codex by Cindy Rinne

Paperback: 48 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9837904-8-8
Product Dimensions:  8-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 1/4 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 oz.

“Calling upon the energy of origins, Cindy Rinne’s sensuous Listen to the Codex parallels a woman’s journey with the cycles of the earth. These imaginative poems of opening, embodiment, and surprise bring the sacred to the everyday: lighting candles and sage, invoking meditation, chanting, dirt rituals, and the guidance of a self-healing robot. A book of flight and remembrance, Rinne shows how the act of losing and finding calls us to listen, root ourselves in the natural world, and ‘breathe a circular breath.’ ”

~ Jennifer K. Sweeney, author of Little Spells
and How to Live on Bread and Music

“Cindy Rinne’s poems are ‘arms of flight,’ ceremonial offerings that create a reality both ancient and modern. In these pages, you’ll meet a feathered unicorn and a self-healing robot, visit planets and stars, and taste a seed that holds ‘the soul of burning earth.’ “

~ Cynthia Anderson, author of Waking Life

“Cindy Rinne’s chapbook, Listen to the Codex, presents an alternate universe side by side with the one we know. The world of the “codex” is peopled with deer goddesses, Maya gods, sacred spirit snakes, and my favorite, a ‘self-healing robot.’ Alongside, we find the California Interstates 10 and 15 intersecting freeway overpass and the city of Long Beach. Inventive, baroque with imagery, and yet spare, these poems are a striking sampling of Rinne’s gift for capturing mystical moments in ordinary time and space. We are in the mystical past, the real past, the present, and the mystical present all at once. The pristine structure of the collection contrasts with the surrealistic, sci-fi, preternatural content in the poems. Rinne’s talent cannot go unobserved as one journeys through these poems, finding that the Red Madonna meets the self-healing robot. Who knows where it goes from there?”

~ Carla McGill, Ph.D., author of Writing Customs blog

 


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Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5 x .25 in