I just want to say that the chapbooks people from many countries are sending me are amazing. There is a world of creative folks out there eager to have their words read. Not only is the poetry itself remarkable, most of the cover art is fantastic.
And so different, not only from each other but from the poetry I would tend to read if I weren’t curating The Poetry Cafe.
And the poets range in age from teens to 90’s.
And the notes that people have sent, the willingness to trust me with their sacred words humbles me.
And some are illustrated- with photos, collages, paintings, & cartoons.
And one that came from the UK was accompanied by a CD.
And some are micro-chaps- tiny little books sewn together or tied with ribbon.
And some are self published.
The list of these books and links to where they can be purchased is here. They are published by well-known small independent presses as well as many presses that I have not come into contact with. You could purchase any one of them, and I you would be supporting a poet and a small independent press.
It will take a while to review the lot, and I am looking for poets who would like to join me in writing reviews. If you are interested in writing a review, I will send you the review copy by mail. Just let me know!