John Brantingham Review of “Spaghetti and Meatballs – Poems for Hot Organs” on Cultural Weekly


by John Brantingham

What struck me first about Mendes Biondo’s Spaghetti and Meatballs: Poems for Hot Organ was how aggressive the sexuality of this new collection is. I wasn’t offended or bothered in any way by it, but raw physicality runs through the book. This sexuality, however, is not what I was left with after having read the English translations of Biondo’s Italian poetry. What I came back to was a new vision of the universal feeling of despair and loneliness we all feel, and the antidotes that he offers to that despair. Continue reading “John Brantingham Review of “Spaghetti and Meatballs – Poems for Hot Organs” on Cultural Weekly”


Boxing With Life on Drinkers Only


Boxing With Life

the dear ol’ bukowski was right
stay down
let things go
drink a sip of your own blood

the dude with oiled muscles beat shit out of you
the dude with the red gloves is called life from the folk
that fucking folk claiming his name
it’s life man
it’s an hard motherfucker to face

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The Ramingo’s Porch #4 – A Collection Of Erotic Poems And Hot Short Stories

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The Ramingo’s Porch Issue #4 is officially out on Amazon. This time the Musketeers wanted to make you dream about the sexy thing with erotic poems and short stories. We published well known authors as well as emerging ones and we are particularly proud of the cover art made by Jeff Filipski. It’s always a pleasure and a honour to share the page with talented people and to spread their works here and there in the world. Continue reading “The Ramingo’s Porch #4 – A Collection Of Erotic Poems And Hot Short Stories”

Alien Buddha Zine #3 – Underground Poets Are Ready To Rock The Net


Many talented authors and artists are collected in this issue of the Alien Buddha Zine and I’m really happy to be part of it. You can find the black n white and the color version on Amazon. Alien Buddha Zine is published by Alien Buddha Press and collects the best voices coming from the underground lit scene. Continue reading “Alien Buddha Zine #3 – Underground Poets Are Ready To Rock The Net”

Facebook Is Censoring Art – The Call Of A Poet To Save Freedom Of Expression

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At the end, it happened. Facebook banned the cover of my bookSpaghetti and Meatballs – Poems for Hot Organs” considering it as an injurious content. The problem? A pair of happy tits jumping in front of the viewer. A pair of breasts painted by Jeff Filipski, a talented artist who works on different topics and made a lot of covers for books. A pair of tits that, probably, are worse than people killed by war or other violent contents. Continue reading “Facebook Is Censoring Art – The Call Of A Poet To Save Freedom Of Expression”

Spaghetti And Meatballs – A Rockin’ Review by John Patrick Robbins @ Boozehound Reviews

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By John Patrick Robbins

From the start of  this book I knew it was going to be far from you’re typical poetry collection.

And after reading I can truly say I wasn’t disappointed.
This fun and often abstract poets work shows a true and original voice that often includes fantastic quirky humor with great heart.

Mendes takes the reader along for a ride they will truly will not forget with writes like…

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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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