November 22 Publication Updates and announcements

November 22 Publications

I just submitted my chapbook,

“Snarling Cup of Coffee” to the Poetry Superhiway’s Great Poetry E Book Free for All promotion.
On December 1, 2018 all the chapbooks will be free for distribution worldwide. I will send the link
on December 1, 2018 and provide links to all the books on my web site that day as well.
I hope you all will participate and download at least my book.

If you are interested in participating see the following and note the deadline is November 30th PST.
I missed the deadline last year.

The Great Poetry E-Book Free-For-All
The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s
poetry as possible.

Acrazy project in which your poetry e-books will be freely available to all interested humans
on Earth for a 24 hour period.

Throughout November we will collect e-books from poets and writers interested in participating.
Then on December 1st, for a 24 hour period, a special website will go live
with links to all of the e-books.

For 24 hours anyone will be free to download, for free,
as many of these e-books as they like…a poetry e-book free-for-all.


To participate, read all of the guidelines below and then click on our Online Submission form.
That’s it. It’s simple. By doing so, your e-book will be included.

The E-Book has to be written by you.

E-books should be in PDF Format for universal compatibility
with anyone’s computer.

If you have an e-book in Microsoft Word or another format,
please convert it to PDF. One way to do this (if you don’t know how)
is to visit the website

From there you will be allowed to select the file on your computer
which will uploaded and e-mailed back to you in PDF format.

When creating your e-book file, please keep it smaller than 1 megabyte.
Once you’ve created your e-book (not before),
click on our Online Submission Form to join in!

Do not fill out the form and then e-mail us your e-book later.
Please fill out the form and use it to upload your e-book to us.

We are not accepting e-books or submissions by e-mail.
The only way to join in is by clicking on the Online Submission Form below.

On December 1 at Midnight (the evening of November 30),
we will distribute a special e-mail letting people know the location
of the web page with links to all of the e-book files.

People will be free to download any or all of the titles and your poetry will be freely,
electronically, travelling all over the world.

This web page will go off line 24 hours later at Midnight on December 2nd.

We will also list your e-book and description on this web page along
with the link to your website for all to see.
When it’s over, we’ll produce a list of how many copies of each book
were downloaded for no reason other than you may find it interesting.
To submit your book, please go to our


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you doing this?

To expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible.

Why isn’t this a one-one exchange like the Great Poetry Exchange?

The immediate accessibility of the internet, and zero costs for producing
e-books makes this a much more attractive opportunity for
an immediate larger audience for your books.
We don’t want to limit your potential readers to other producers of e-books,
nor to one other person.
Why does the e-book have to be written by me?

Unlike the Great Poetry Exchange, were one can participate by pledging
to send a book by someone else or an anthology they’ve edited,
since e-books are not purchased physical entities,
and because they will be available in unlimited quantities
during the 24 hour period on December 1st,
only you have the rights to your poetry.

You can’t authorize the free distribution of someone else’s poetry,
the rights of which you don’t own, to the world.

This sounds cool but I don’t have an e-book.
That’s not really a question, but anyway, why not make one?

Do some basic design and layout of your poems in your favorite word processing
program. Make a title page. Design a nice cover.

Use any pictures you want. Turn it into an PDF.
You’ve got an e-book. There’s no time like the present.
Maybe you’ll take it to print later?

I participated last year and I want to submit the same book,
can you just use the file and info you have already?

This creates more work for us and is a little more difficult for us to manage.
It would really help out if you could click on the Online Submission Form
so we can have everything in the same place, we’d appreciate it.

I’m concerned about my book being free for everyone on the planet.

Also not a question but we understand.

Maybe this isn’t for you. Maybe you sell e-books on your website
and don’t want to give unlimited copies of one away over a 24 hour period.
Hey, it’s cool.
Are these really frequently asked questions?

Actually no, all these were written before we received any questions,
imagining what some of the questions might be.

E-Books In So Far:

All My Friends and I Want to Talk About is Autumn Leaves by Tara King
All My Friends and I Want to Talk About is Autumn Leaves is a micro poetry
collection–six poems written in the fall of 2017, a time of grief, beauty, and rage.

American Poem Installation No. 2 by John Sweet

Short bursts of word sculpture and verbal painting.
Multi-faceted challenges to help stop the death of democracy.

Aqua Jogging by LB Sedlacek
Fun water and water activity filled poems by swimming enthusiast
and poet, LB Sedlacek! Aqua Jogging will leave you wanting
to take a dip in the pool or at least stick a toe in the ocean!

The Best of Kindness 2017 by Jan Keough

The 62 poems in this anthology are from over 300 poems sent
to the Origami Poems Project’s 2017 ‘Kindness’ contest –
with Finalist Judge, award-winning poet, Mary Ann Mayer.
Join poets from 30 states and over 12 countries on this journey of insight
and compassion.

A Blue Soul by Gabriella Garofalo

The guests from the heavenly vault: stars, moon, sun, feed my words
and provide them with a relentless lymph.
So does that frustrating mess we call life.
My reshaping them is the drive enabling my words to be invaded by
that green fuse running through the very soul of poetry.

Cherry Blossom Days by Sandy Benitez
Cherry Blossom Days, by Sandy Benitez,
is a collection of ethereal love poems;
a love story that unfolds within the season of Spring infused
with memories of the Pacific Northwest and Asian imagery.

Club des Poètes. by Kaye Abikhaled
You’ve been to Paris before. On your next visit share my verses
for this great city and make them your own.

Cuts On Me by Adrienne Ijioma
This beautiful burst of enlightenment & empowerment awakens
the reader to the psychological, emotional, mental & physical battles
many experience while traveling the rugged road of life.
Using poetry as a poignant testimony to declare that even from the darkest of days,
we can bloom into something virtuously beautiful.

Dew Drops In The Rain by Hibah Shabkhez
With tyrannical parrot-generals, mangoes and imbeciles,
we have here a rather whimsical collection of poetry in English and French.

during the music by r soos
During the music is a collection of 500 micropoems by r soos.
r soos edited seven stars poetry from 1973-1998.
He retired from teaching and instead of resting on past laurels,
he is now editing Cholla Needles, a literary magazine based in Joshua Tree.

How to Write Poetry by Jim Babwe

Rodney B. Scow, SLF (Significant Literary Figure) asked me to submit this for him.
His email account has been “suspended.”

In Iudicio (39 Lashes) by Jean-Paul Garnier

As the subject of these 39 Lashes is one “on trial,” In Iudicio is a guilty read.
One may feel as though it was not meant for their eyes, perhaps a found journal.
Lines have been blurred and made public,
therefore the reader is implored to continue with salivating confidence.

Jack No Man by Born Before
A juxtaposition of thought and sound, using modern tropes to anticipate the future.
Well, in other words, just some poetry by a cool dude. Thanks for downloading me!
100 Ways to Cook an Egg by LB Sedlacek
How many ways can you cook an egg? How many ways can you write a poem?
Poems range from place poems to social works –
all sorts of different poems scrambled or fried up to serve your poetical reading time!

1+1=3 by I.B. Rad
A lighthearted look at social, cultural, and political inconsistencies in America,
with cover artwork by author.

Permit Wonder by Jan Keough
This collection is called a gathering since it suggests the coming together of friends.
And these poems are friends to me, Jan Keough.
I’m editor and co-founder of the Origami Poems Project.
Since 2009, the OPP has been sharing microchaps – for free – to all.

Poems Into Guns by Rick Lupert

New and selected poems from late 2017 through 2018 from Rick Lupert
including poems from the forthcoming collection “Hunka Hunka Howdee!”

Selected Poems by Dave Lewis
Dave Lewis is writer from Pontypridd, South Wales.

He has always lived in Wales except for a year in Kenya.
He has written newspaper columns, poetry for magazines,
sports stories for the BBC and is organizer of the International Welsh Poetry
Competition. For more details visit Dave’s website.

Welsh Writer

The Summer Sonnets by Bruce McRae
The fractured sonnets of a fractured sonneteer. Written in the heat of summer.

Territories by Antonia Clark
Territories is a sampler of collected and new poems.
Antonia Clark has taught creative writing, published two books of poetry,
and co-administers an online poetry workshop, The Waters.
She lives in Vermont, loves French picnics, and plays French café music
on a sparkly purple accordion.

38 Poems Under 100 Words by Bill Yarrow

Thirty-eight published poems by Bill Yarrow all under one hundred words.

12th Man: Echoes of the Forgotten Race by Kilam T.A
12th Man explores the psychological and emotion damage that occurs
when people are forcefully removed from their home.
12th Man illustrates what happens when the idea of gentrification is first initiated
and what happens to the people when that idea is fully realized.

Voyage towards Positivity by Anupama Kadwad

Voyage towards Positivity is a collection of random thoughts of the poet.
This ebook consists of 26 poems on varied day to day topics.
Deepest thoughts are expressed in simple words, which most of us can relate to.

The Weather at Home by David Chorlton
Poems written based on what happens around us at our house in Phoenix
close to South Mountain, and thinking beyond it.

When the Moon Is New by Joan McNerney

Ride through the 20th and 21st century with me

Snarling Cup of Coffee By Jake Cosmos Aller

I am a retired US diplomat and I have been writing poetry for decades.
These are some of my favorite poems, most are from the last few years.
Half have been published. I grew up in Berkeley but have lived all over the world;
live in Korea and the U.S.

2. River Sandha Publishes Fake Calls (will go live January 1,2019)

Dear Jake,
thanks for sending your write-ups. Its pleasure to let you know that your
poem “Fake Calls” was published in our website. To see it, please go through this link:

Also, do accept a “certificate of contribution” which we attached with this mail.
And, You may stay connected with us on-


Thanks for your contribution to our magazine. Feel free to share the news with
your world. Do write in future for us. Best regards & wishes for you!

– Muhammad Shahadat Hossain

Fake Calls

Note: first time to be published in Bangladesh, I have been published in India, Nigeria,
Romania, Germany, Costa Rica, The US, UK and Canada.

Fake Calls

(also published in the Snarling Cup of Coffee Chapbook coming December 1, 2018
see prior posting above)

Every day I get woken up
As the sun comes up
By my phone ringing
With a fake call

It seems that the only people
Who ever bother to call me
Are the fake call people

Who all call me
With fake sincerity

Offering me a great deal
On this and that scam

I curse at them
Yell at them
Mutter obscenities in foreign tongues
And block their calls

Yet it does not seem to matter
The next call will be
Yet another fake call

Am I doomed to receive
Fake calls until I day I die

I turn on my computer
And read my fake news accounts
And watch TV for the latest fake news

And the politicians lying
And the criminals scheming
To take my money

The Zappa song comes to mind

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don’t need you
Don’t go for help . . . no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That’s right, folks . . .
Don’t touch that dial

And I scream to the universe
Just leave me alone
Then the phone rings…..

3 Bad Nudes Will Publish “Hell is Here to Stay” in January, 2019
Hey Jake,

Thanks again for your submission. I’d like to publish your poem “Hell is Here to Stay” in issue 3.4 of BAD NUDES, if it’s still available!

Fawn Parker

Note this is a legitimate literary magazine published in Montreal. Bing banned me from entering the site due to the “adult” name. It is not a porn magazine! Google found it no problem.

Hell is Here to Stay

The angel of the lord
Appeared on TV sets
All over the world

People woke up
Expecting to see
The usual suspects

Talking heads
Talking drivel
Talking trash

A stern visage
A stern old man
In a dark suit

He had a salt and pepper beard
And long, dark black hair
And piercing blue eyes
Staring out
From his stern face

The eyes
Piercing the soul
Of all who listened

The voice
Of the angel of the lord
Was like thunder

And all over the world
People tried to turn off
Their TV sets
To no avail

Twilight light Zone
The angel of the lord
Stopped swearing
And said

In a calm
Deadly voice

People of earth
You know the lord
By a billion names

I am his spokesman
We’ve realized
There is the age of the TV

And we must be able to reach
You directly

Before one or a million
Could understand

Now no one hears us
For you are convinced

We are dead
Washed up
A fraud

Frankly speaking
You all can go to hell

And an evil grin
Appears on his face
As he says

Can a fraud do this?

And outside
Thunder and lightening

A star comes down
And houses were blown away

And everyone was

The TV set
Was in the sky above

The voice of the angel
Of the lord

The end is near
And now

No more TV
No more booze

The rights to you
Have been sold

For to quote Frank Zappa
You are all assholes
You are all assholes

All of you
Little, mean little assholes

Let me introduce
My new business partner

Satan, also known
As the prince of darkness

God and Satan
Have agreed on a deal

A thousand year Reich
A thousand year of slavery
For you

My little human assholes
For your sins, your arrogance
Your foolish pride

After a thousand years
Of pure torture

We will return
To judge the living and the dead

Most of you will remain in hell
Some will be redeemed

And allowed into heaven
And now, back to your usual station

Welcome to hell
Satan said

And laughed and laughed and laughed
And the usual crimes resume
The usual lies and deceits and shames

For most people
It made no difference

They had been in hell
For centuries

For some
It mattered

The few decent people
Left on earth

Were condemned to join
The masses

For another thousand years
Of toil and misery

The bosses were happy
Satan appointed them
To continue to rule

But no strikes
No salaries
And as much abuse
As they could give out

And so the world turns and turns
Following its way
Around the sun

And the sun
Turns and floats
Through space

And the end was here
And now

No one could tell
The difference anymore
Hell was here to stay

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