Capsaicin Dream – Read The Whole Poem On Cajun Mutt Press

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cover by James Dennis Casey IV

the howl of the Blue Dog started the dream
there where mambos everywhere
huge breasts dancing on a tribal music
and their nipples were Cajun orange
their milk was pure pepper
my tongue got purple
because of that capsaicin….

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Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Mendes Biondo

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Wombwell Rainbow Interviews

I am honoured and privileged that the following writers local, national and international have agreed to be interviewed by me. I gave the writers two options: an emailed list of questions or a more fluid interview via messenger.
The usual ground is covered about motivation, daily routines and work ethic, but some surprises too. Some of these poets you may know, others may be new to you. I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do.


Mendes Biondo

is an Italian journalist and author. His works appeared on Visual Verse, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Literary Yard, Angela Topping Hygge Feature, Indigent A La Carte, The BeZine, Scrittura Magazine, The Song Is, Poetry Pasta and other magazines. He is one of the editors of The Ramingo’s Porch along with Marc Pietrzykowski and Catfish McDaris. His book of poems “Spaghetti & Meatballs…

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Writing As A Collective Effort – Sharing Creativity To Grow Artistically

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The subject of collaboration and the exchange of ideas has always been dear to me. All the great artists that I respect and follow, as well as those I’m lucky to have as friends, know that it is very important to create networks and work together. In the world of literature, however, sometimes I have seen a lot of jealousy over one’s work, a jealousy that has always proved to be deleterious in the long run. Continue reading “Writing As A Collective Effort – Sharing Creativity To Grow Artistically”

Spaghetti&Meatballs – 20 Signed Copies By Mendes Biondo From Italy Only For The Fastest Among You


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Hey Folks, great news here at The Mendes Speakeasy! I’ve just received 20 copies of “Spaghetti&Meatballs – Poems for Hot Organs” from the rockin’ Pski’s Porch Publishing. This means 20 lucky ones among you will receive a signed copy with a special dedication directly from the Spaghetti Guy. So be quick to order your own signed copy! Continue reading “Spaghetti&Meatballs – 20 Signed Copies By Mendes Biondo From Italy Only For The Fastest Among You”

Writing Tricks – That Time I Used Rummy Cards To Tell a Story


Ah, Christmas time. Now that it is passed, I can try to take out the best part – gifts excluded –  of these holidays. Here in Italy, Christmas means huge meals, parents gathering, kitsch decorations and… card games! I know it could sound strange talking about that topic right now, but keep reading this article and you’ll discover why I decided to focus on card games. Continue reading “Writing Tricks – That Time I Used Rummy Cards To Tell a Story”

Poetry Is About Telling The Truth – The Fucking Humbug


One of these days, while reading the submissions I’ve received for The Ramingo’s Porch, one of the editors told me he was tired of humbug. He was talking about the trend of many authors to say things that they do not even know or that they have never tried on their skin. Unfortunately, in a world made of “politically correct” it’s difficult to find authors and artists capable of freeing themselves from humbug. Continue reading “Poetry Is About Telling The Truth – The Fucking Humbug”

Poetry As A Healing Spell – How I Started Writing Poems To Have Fun And To Please People Around Me


One day I was lucky enough to meet a person who opened my eyes about poetry and writing. Before meeting her, my idea of writing poems, and writing in general, were linked to simple aesthetic research. But I was not happy of that result, inside of me a inner voice was trying to tell me poetry was much more than that. Poems are a form of healing, a spell to sanctify the soul of the reader. Continue reading “Poetry As A Healing Spell – How I Started Writing Poems To Have Fun And To Please People Around Me”

Spaghetti&Meatballs – How It All Started With a Challenge to Myself


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It’s always a great satisfaction when you receive a mail from a publisher, you open it, and inside you find the answer to all your efforts: «sure, let’s do it». That “it” is my very first book in English language. A milestone for me and, I hope, an inspiration for all those who are struggling with creative and poetry writing. Continue reading “Spaghetti&Meatballs – How It All Started With a Challenge to Myself”