Ramingo Interviews – John Yamrus, His Poems And His Latest Book “Small Talk”, Now Available

We had the pleasure to chat with John Yamrus, poet, who is proud to introduce us to “Small Talk”, his latest collection of poems. “I think this is the best collection I’ve ever done” – he said to us – “the book is published by Concrete Mist Press who also recently published my little memoir Five Dogs, which is a love letter to the 5 dogs I’ve loved over the years. Concrete Mist Press will also be releasing later this year a large volume of my Selected Poems as for approaching 70, I hit that landmark in 3 weeks.”

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The Ramingo’s Porch – “this sadness is an ancient creature” & “White Privilege, Cops and Knees” Two Poems By Beau Blue

this sadness is an ancient creature

A year of plague,
A year of fire storms,
of the deaths of clever
friends and brothers,
of being a refugee,
of watching confused citizens,
watching the angry mob swarm.
pestilence and famine
draw differences so sharp
inequalities come glaring
into life and death relief
the mob is here to bargain
do you care
what you believe?

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The Ramingo’s Porch – “While the Wind Howls” A Poem By Ken Allan Dronsfield

While the Wind Howls

Flames reflected within the cat’s eye
a glass of spirits awaits a parched soul
wool socks are warming my chilled feet
the old dog listens while the wind howls.
My teapot whistles in a shrieking pitch
inside our little cabin on a snowy night
as the loneliness wreaks of rumination
harsh stares come from my napping dog.
The pen flows smooth on a poets night;
imagination tickles the swirling mind,
as images of acute emotional darkness
seek the shadowed voice from within.
The storm rages as we huddle by the fire.
The cat now naps but, with an eye open;
a field mouse creeps on the windowsill.
My metal snow shovel falls with a clamor
and everyone jumps as the storm howls.

Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran and poet from New Hampshire, now residing in Oklahoma. He is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force with an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement. He has six poetry collections to date; ‘The Cellaring’, ‘A Taint of Pity’, ‘Zephyr’s Whisper’, ‘The Cellaring, Second Edition’, ‘Sonnets and Scribbles’ and his latest collaborative chapbook with Poet Blanca Alicia Garza titled, ‘Inamorata at Twilight. Ken’s been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and six times for Best of the Net. He was First Prize Winner for the 2018 and 2019, Realistic Poetry International Nature Poetry Contests. He has recently begun producing Creative Content on his YouTube channel and has had wonderful success sharing his poetry and has realized anice following. Ken loves writing, thunderstorms, coin collecting and spending time with his rescue cats Willa and Yumpy.

River House Blues – A Year Since This Surreal Collection of Poems Was Released

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More than a year passed since this collection of poems by Mendes Biondo was out. Published by Horror Sleaze Trash, “River House Blues” is a carousel of surreal characters flowing along a river of souls. Lovers, hunters, gamblers, and even lady death herself all make an appearance in this powerful new book of poems from Mendes Biondo. Continue reading