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updates to my publications and announcement of poetry super hiway free chapbook December 1

November 22 Publications

I just submitted my chapbook,

"Snarling Cup of Coffee" to the Poetry Superhighway'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 website 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. they are strict and 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.


A crazy 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 http://www.freepdfconvert.com/.

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!http://www.lbsedlacek.com

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 Poes. 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.


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 cafmusic

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)

2. 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-

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiverSandhaRVW

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiverSandhaReviewOfficial/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riversandhareview/

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 lightning

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

Comments and feedback welcomed as always. And thanks to the over 700 people who have found

My site since it went live in February 2018!

for further poems see my updated web page https://theworldaccordingtocosmos.com

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