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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Rusty Truck Poetry- Post Trump President-Elect Poems

Scott Owen of Rusty Truck recently made a call for his readers & contributors to supply his site with “politically inspired poems” after Donald Trump was nominated President-elect:

You will already find about 40 poems, the most outstanding thus far include, ‘obama shook the hand of a bigot’ by John Grochalcki, ‘Under the Light of a Full Moon' & ‘TRUMP LAND’ by A.D. Winans and ‘amphetamine christ’ by John Sweet.

Find the latest from Rusty Truck here:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Release: Jan Karlsson/15 poets The Bones of Nirvana, Svensk Apache Press, Latvia, 2016 (56 pages).

This is the latest mad book by the Swedish artist Janne Karlsson. He combines his considerable talents with fifteen poets from around the planet.

Karlsson, in his characteristic style, says of the anthology:
Find three poems in this hit & run accident by me, including this one, "Burial":

In our post-Trump President-elect world, purchase the book here while you still can:

Find Janne's new blog here:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Latest Magazine Issue: BAD ACID Laboratories, Inc. Issue #4

Find this very strange but brilliant issue here:

The highlight to me is easily William Doreski's poem 'The Day Lacks Leaves' accompanied by a photograph by Kris K.G. Also find two rare recent internet poems by me.

Editor Johnny Longfellow (his real name?) tells me the magazine is now reopened for poetry submissions. Visit his Administrative Affairs Office to learn more stuff:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New Release: Michael Marrotti F.D.A. Approved Poetry (2016)

Here's a couple of poems from the collection:

The Inevitability Of Narcotics

I feel lethargy
catching up
after the long haul
on the prowl again
to replenish all
the pills I've eaten
Looking down
from the overlook
on Mt. Washington
until the stash
is depleted
Mummified in
wet blankets from
drops of sweat
forming a river
the size of Allegheny
all that awaits
is a couch
that feels like
I find myself
here periodically
desperate as
a convicted felon
pleading not guilty
Waiting for the bond
to reach ten percent
when every minute spent
feels like it'll be my last
one cage to another
living a life of fees
crawling out
of an orange bottle

Pharmaceutical Pleasure

I can smell it
from a block away
as the rain drips
from the dark skies
I can taste it
There's a
to be had
once I make
that journey
grinding it down
dust to dust
It goes hand
to hand with
a cigarette
all these
to alleviate
the boredom
I'll finish this line
after I finish
the other
This is between
my dealer
my lovers
and the will
to persist
when all other
options are futile

(reprinted with the poet's permission)

Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh, using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he's not writing, he's volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man's work, please check out his book, F.D.A. Approved Poetry, available at Amazon.
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

New Release: LUMMOX 5 Poetry Anthology 2016- isms (Lummox Press, San Pedro, 2016) 255 pages

This latest mammoth Lummox anthology, edited by RD Armstrong, features close to 150 poets, plus interviews, essays, reviews and poems from the Third Annual Lummox Press Poetry Contest winners, including Doug Knot, the First Place Winner. You will also find a poem and an interview by me in this great book.

Find out more information about the collection, including how to buy it here: