© 2001 - 2019 Garrett Buhl Robinson 

Publications

"a gripping read, exciting and full of heart."  

– Christie Jones, Amazon UK

"A lovely journey."

 –  Jaclyn Green

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Have you ever felt alone?

Have you ever felt confused?

Have you ever wanted to love but didn't know how?

In the middle of the night young man walks to a nearby switchyard and jumps on a coal train that sweeps him away from his home and from himself.  

Through his travels, he composes letters describing his adventures while he struggles to come to terms with himself and his feelings for Zoë.

As he wanders further away, he discards everything he feels is superficial in a desperate search for what is essential.  

As the harrowing journey continues, will he discard everything, including himself?  Will he travel too far to ever return?

Are you ready to stop looking?

Are you ready to see?

Are you ready for Zoë?

What the Readers are Saying

"There are parts of each of us in these stories, our own flavor, our own locations and approach to discovery. I was entertained and touched." 

– Denise from Goodreads

 "One thing I love about Garrett's writing is that the deli very of text is very straight forward and easy to read but the subtext and introspective thought can keep you pondering for quite a while after putting the book down."   

– Christa Sigman

"Inspirational story."  

R. Shields

"Very poetic and metaphorical."

– Jan from Goodreads

"After just a few pages I was immediately intrigued." 

Carl Smith

"Love and lyricism on the road.... Such writing is a gift to the reader."

Spyder, an Amazon Reviewer

"Can't put down is not an exagerration at all."  

 –  Prometheus, an Amazon Review

 

"Open this book.  Take this journey.  All the beauty and loneliness of Alaska and the human condition, especially that unique melancholia all wandering travelers experience, is here."

 – Colin Kerr

Do nice guys really finish last?

Evan Moore struggles through the breathtaking wilderness of Alaska and a brutal summer job in a salmon cannery to discover that life is not a game.

Who is the fittest to survive when we are all a bunch of oddballs? We are all anomalies of nature, composed of the unknown and endure through a will of our own.

Evan learns that life is a musical language that flourishes as it is sustained. There is no race. There is no finish. The real challenge is to survive, not alone, but together in the refreshing novelties of our differences.

This nice guy is built to last.

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What the Readers are Saying

"Excellent read. Garrett has a way of describing things so accurately and so vividly that this book often brings me back to similar situations I've had in my life, and brings back the exact feelings I felt at those times. Amazing."

– Austin Solaguren

Nunatak is a masterpiece of lyrical prose.... The writing flows beautifully and is a pleasure in and of itself.

– Spyder, an Amazon reviewer

"His writing is beautiful, thoughtful and existential"

– Sydney Parson

"Five Stars."                             "Brilliant!" 

– Lamour Lacoste Muriel

"A wonderful new voice to discover."

W.L. Heffner

"I believe Robinson has a gift. He fused lyrical and poetic sentences into this work of fiction so seamlessly that you might have to re-read a few to savor the words.... Strong story-telling, beautiful words, sympathetic main character."

ReaderK, an Amazon review

"I truly never imagined that the telling of life while working at a salmon cannery could reveal so much about human nature and how we relate to the world around us, but this book does just that."

– Carl Smith

 

"Open this book.  Take this journey.  All the beauty and loneliness of Alaska and the human condition, especially that unique melancholia all wandering travelers experience, is here."

 – Colin Kerr

Do nice guys really finish last?

Evan Moore struggles through the breathtaking wilderness of Alaska and a brutal summer job in a salmon cannery to discover that life is not a game.

Who is the fittest to survive when we are all a bunch of oddballs? We are all anomalies of nature, composed of the unknown and endure through a will of our own.

Evan learns that life is a musical language that flourishes as it is sustained. There is no race. There is no finish. The real challenge is to survive, not alone, but together in the refreshing novelties of our differences.

This nice guy is built to last.

or order from your local bookstore, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or request at your library

What the Readers are Saying

"Excellent read. Garrett has a way of describing things so accurately and so vividly that this book often brings me back to similar situations I've had in my life, and brings back the exact feelings I felt at those times. Amazing."

– Austin Solaguren

Nunatak is a masterpiece of lyrical prose.... The writing flows beautifully and is a pleasure in and of itself.

– Spyder, an Amazon reviewer

"His writing is beautiful, thoughtful and existential"

– Sydney Parson

"Five Stars."                             "Brilliant!" 

– Lamour Lacoste Muriel

"A wonderful new voice to discover."

W.L. Heffner

"I believe Robinson has a gift. He fused lyrical and poetic sentences into this work of fiction so seamlessly that you might have to re-read a few to savor the words.... Strong story-telling, beautiful words, sympathetic main character."

ReaderK, an Amazon review

"I truly never imagined that the telling of life while working at a salmon cannery could reveal so much about human nature and how we relate to the world around us, but this book does just that."

– Carl Smith

 
Having struggled for decades to reach the public with my poetry, I decided to move to New York City in 2011.  I told myself that if I couldn't contact anyone in the publishing industry,  I would sell my books on the streets of Manhattan.  In 2012, I bought a little stand and began reciting my poetry to anyone who would stop to listen while offering my books for sale.  Over the past years, I have had a number of articles written about me and a video documentary made.  I have also adapted and performed my works for Off-Broadway shows.  
This book is a poetic pictorial depicting some of my experiences filling the streets of New York City with my music.  Using my own photographs, I set the poems upon images drawn from where these poems were inspired and where I often perform them everyday.  
In the frenzy of New York City, a solitary poet is sitting on the sidewalk singing.  Nobody knows where he's from.  Nobody knows who he is.  

Hopeless Poem

 

Sometimes I wonder if I am only

capable of making mistakes.

I always have the most uncanny

way to find precisely how anything breaks.

I’ve stepped off ledges while reaching for stars.

My bumbling always crumbles into jumbles.

I spend hours tuning stringless guitars

while boasting of times when I was humble.

I’ll find something odd from the peas in a pod,

make a mess with nothing but emptiness.

Yet at least I know the roads I have trod

while I sing songs consoling the hopeless.

In the world’s endless possibility,

failure is my failsafe consistency.

 

Garrett Buhl Robinson Ⓒ 2018

From the collection Always Here Always Odd

 
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Beauty beyond Reason is Garrett Buhl Robinson's 6th book of poetry and his 2nd dedicated to celebrating the finest art of dance.  Without hesitation, this slim volume may be set next to his epyllion, Martha.

The first part of the book consists of the lyrics of a cycle of songs on the subject of dance that will eventually be performed for dance.  These songs illustrate the challenges and raptures of the lives of dancers while also exploring the social implications and instruction that the fine art of dance provides humanity.

The second part of the book consists of 7 of Mr. Robinson's greatest short poems on the subject of dance.  

Shakespeare has said that the world is a stage, yet through these poems the reader will see that life is an intricate dance. 

 
 
 

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                           "I love Martha!"

 "This masterpiece deserves this rating."  

– Kurshana Augustin

Martha is a dancer. She was dancing before she was born. She dances through her childhood. She dances through her career. 

​Through dance, strength is presented not through a capacity for destruction, but rather the ability to maintain a composure that can withstand the extremes of physical and creative expression. Dance demonstrates the ability to broaden the limits of liberated movement, not through reckless abandon, but through gracious balance, dedicated integrity and bold aspiration. Dance is more than the refinement of the human physique; dance is the refinement of the human character.


This poem is a lyrical narrative depicting an art that is not about life, but is life as this life is lived by a dancer.

Garrett Buhl Robinson’s 5th book of poetry is a combination of new poems and two libretti.

 

The 16 new poems touch upon a variety of subjects. “The Way You Say” is inspired by his principal muse – performance dance. There is also a sonnet on Albert Einstein’s famous equation from his theory of special relativity: “E=mc²”, an equation Mr. Robinson finds to be an exquisite poem within itself. Other poems are inspired by various people and their work ranging from the poet’s personal friends to Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The collection opens with the eponymous villanelle, “Fortune”.

 

Inspired by the success of his solo musical, Letters to Zoey, Mr. Robinson composed two new libretti included in the publication. The first libretto, Discounter, presents a mattress sales person who demonstrates his pizzazz on the showroom floor while comically stumbling on some issues of moral ambiguity. The second libretto, On the Stage of Every Day, presents a homeless, poetic street vendor interacting with the public in the frenzy of New York City.

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Garrett Buhl Robinson's 4th book of poetry  

Published 2015

 

Many of the poems in Broken Open depict the poet's experiences reciting poetry to the public in the streets of New York City. The collection includes a variety of poetic forms. Of these forms, the sonnet is prominent, along with a few varieties of curtal sonnets and a ballad on Emperor Norton, the folk legend of San Francisco. There are also numerous homages to poets and a scholar who have inspired him through the years such as Marianne Moore, Hazel Hall, John Keats, Robert Frost, John Rawls and others.

 
 
 

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Möbius Sphere was originally published in December 2004, reissued in 2013.

Although the original format of the book could not be reproduced, the reissued version contains full color facsimiles of the handwritten poems along with the vivid, abstract vignettes.  A clear text of the poems is provided on the facing pages.  

Composed over a 5 year period between 2008 and 2013, these poems serve as an emotional journal for Garrett Buhl Robinson.  Arranged chronocially, these poems are sequenced in nearly the exact order in which they were composed.  In Robinson's third book of poetry, the reader will find the prominent theme of perseverance, along with numerous love and ekphrasis poems.  The collection also includes one of Mr. Robinson's most beloved poems, "A Sonnet for the Sonnet."  

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