(all reviews shared verbatim from their respective sources)
reviews for Scotch and Scars
5 out of 5 stars from Janna, February 24, 2021 via Amazon – “Vulnerable, real and honest”
Vulnerable, real and honest. So many favorites as I was transported, in my mind, to a stool at a bar counter listening to the author read his penned words. One of my favorite poems, “soul at the bar,” brought tears to my eyes as I felt the heartbreak and reality of this harsh world…but also true connection to others in this collection of poetry.
4 out of 5 stars from Joe Zito, February 20, 2021 via Amazon – “This isn’t your sister’s poetry!”
Joseph Pinto is incredible. His poems are short and to the point and are drenched in absolute darkness! They cut right through you. This isn’t you sisters poetry.
5 out of 5 stars from Molly Dickin, February 4, 2021 via Amazon – “Great book!”
5 out of 5 stars from S. Healey, October 8, 2020 via Amazon – “A beautifully raw look inward”
Each page of this incredible collection of poems urges the reader to search inward…to think…to assess…to discover…to heal…to grow. Some of the words are meant to be nursed. Some are best felt downed in one swift gulp. And some will compel even the most disciplined of prose partakers to indulge again and again until their heads are swimming and they feel a little less haunted. Brilliant.
5 out of 5 stars from Zachary S., October 7, 2020 via Amazon – “A must for any fan of poetry!”
Just as wonderful as his debut book of poetry! No sophomore slump here, this is another wonderful collection of poetry from a man who truly feels. You can imagine yourself sitting in the bar watching these thoughts and scenes unfold before your very eyes. A must for any fan of poetry!