John Landretti has written numerous poems and essays that explore the relationship between place and spirit and how our perception of both shapes who we are. John lives in Minnesota where he works as an adult education instructor in a state prison. When not working, he enjoys reading and wilderness backpacking. He recently made the 2019 Pushcart “Best of the Small Presses” for the essay “A Fish in the Tree”.
I HUNCH IN THE PORCH SHADOWS, feeling for the rough side of my key. After a few exploratory taps, I ease the blade into the lock then turn to face the Continue reading
The Fragrance of Prayer
ONE AFTERNOON IN WYOMING, I sat on a hilltop. The wind seemed not only to blow the grasses but also the sunlight itself, sweeping it into my skin, a warm jangle. Continue reading
To the Dairy Queen and Back
MY TWO BOYS, ages three and six, love a good bike ride and I take them out often. We travel on a single vehicle that includes a bicycle, a tag-along, and Continue reading
John Landretti’s Reading List
Literature Currently on the Nightstand/in the Pack The Tarot, History, Symbolism, and Divination, Robert M. Place A revolving library of tarot reference books; two favorites: Tarot Plain & Simple, by Anthony Continue reading