Thugs, Con-Men, Pigs & More- (Red Dashboard Press) Short Stories- Print Edition – Nov. 1, 2014 

“There are few neatly wrapped endings in Thugs. The reader meets men and women who are, for the most part,living lives of quiet desperation, some seem perfectly at home in the depths while others are trying to claw their way out. A lazy reader accustomed to knowing which are the “good guys” and which are the bad will likely be frustrated. Every character is a little of each—and that is what gives these stories their momentum and emotional punch.”  – The Lower Bucks Leader, December 13, 2014 Read more here – Page 20

“Reutter is so adept at feigning lack of literary style that you get swept up in a sense of pulpy authenticity.” – Matthew Kirshman

“Great collection of short stories. Reutter sheds his unique outlook through the characters he brings to life in these tales which range from grim to heartwarming. Excellent read; couldn’t put it down.” – George Wylesol

“Reading these short, muscular stories by G Emil Reutter is like walking into the lives of good people who experience bad things. When trouble comes, these people do the best they can, but often it isn’t enough. Violence and heartbreak are just around the corner, and most of the stories end with a twist—perhaps the twist of a knife. As you keep reading, though, you find the humanity, community and even love in each difficult situation.”

—Thaddeus Rutkowski, author of Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse

“These are stories that knock you back with short powerful jabs of empathy.”

–           Stephen Page – The Type and Byte Review



Stirring Within and Tales from Mount Carmel-( Blazevox Books) – Poetry and Tales- print edition 2006


Plain Speak/Sweet Speak– Poetry- (Persistencia Press) – ebook 2006

g emil reutter and Phil Primeau

A dynamic collaboration which consists of a base text (GER) and a “remixed” text (PP). With radically different takes on the same poems, the e-chap shows the wild versatility of language. Smart and cool, this thick but very readable e-chap is not to miss.

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life views

Life Views– Fiction/Poetry/Essays – (

ebook released 2003, print edition 2007- Out of Print

“If it is true that there are only two great themes: Love and Death, then Mr. Reutter has revealed the former in its gentle complexity, and nailed the latter to the wall with a splintering drama that lingers like the shadow of a blood stain on a a carpet. This is a guy who writes vividly, without pretense, and with great affection for his audience. Savor his work, as I did; stories like these don’t come along often” – David Hartley- June 2007


The Jonesville Collection– Fiction/Poetry/Essays- (

 ebook released 2002, print edition 2006- Out of Print

asphalt road

Asphalt Road- Poetry– ( Edition 2004, Second Edition 2006- Out of Print

“.Reutter creates lyrical intensity and taut images with layman’s language. But aesthetics are not sacrificed here on the alter of plain English. These poems mean well and read well..”-D.E.Kern, The Express-Times

broken shells and hope

Broken Shells and Hope-( – Poetry and Fiction- print edition 2008- Out of Print

“Reutter’s poetry has the keen ability to focus on people in a variety of situations, and to add his own unique twist to each poetic experience. He witnesses as well as ponders death, isolation, unfaithfulness, boredom, and despair, yet he possesses an undeniable ability in recognizing spring and finding sanctuary among broken shells littering the desolate landscape of our minds and our lives, finding that faint ray of hope that lingers in the heart’s ability to pray.” – Diane Sahms-Guarnieri – February 2008

“These stories are based on sheer reality as all literature should be. In these, Reutter combines good words with style and panache in the manner of the great masters of the genre…”

-Trevor Reeves – The Southern Ocean Review – April 2008

“Containing pieces of fiction ranging in length from a paragraph to four or five pages, Broken Shells & Hope is a collection of stories and poems of the everyday and the not-so-everyday alike. A few of the topics include mass murder, romance, loneliness, kindness, death, a blonde being held at knife point while in a shower, love, hole diggers, and much more. There are twists, and comical endings around every corner, and always an interesting story to read. For someone living a hectic, project filled life, Broken Shells makes perfect sense.” – Jason Behrends – Orange Alert – March 31, 2008

blue collar poet

Blue Collar Poet– Poetry-( – print edition 2009- Out of Print

“…there’s a deceptive slyness in many of these poems that heighten the pleasure they offer. Pleasure is critical since these poems are written in a straightforward manner, clear on their goal of simply sharing an experience that, in turn, hopefully engages the reader.” Eileen Tabios, Galeta Resurrects #17 – December 22, 2011

“Always ready to tell the truth and shame the devil, he can take you places from the road to the barroom and so many stop in between” – Poet Vincent Quatroche – February 2009


Carvings- Poetry- ( – print edition 2010- Out of Print

“He looks at life, paints fantastic word-pictures, and connects each one to everyone without philosophic stress. As one reads verses, one enjoys a pleasing fragrance without intellectual hang-ups and encounters enlightened realization in love despite balmy ennui life offers. Through seemingly little and often unobtrusive incidents and innocuous experiences, he builds a structure of thought and creates a favourable audience response…”-

P C K Prem – Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene – April 16, 2015

“g. emil reutter is an urban poet, a man with a city and a town, with family and friends, but in this collection he find succor, comfort and peace in the fringes of nature, the cold, swift anonymity of creeks and rivers and denizens of the margins. There is a kind of surprising and disarming attentiveness in these poems. The stench of cigarette ash and the resinous swell of pines are as much a part of these moments as the wise and careful worry, the sharp memories and quiet hope.” Poet Louis McKee – November 2010

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