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

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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”

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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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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”

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

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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”