The Great Poetry E-Book Free-For-All

The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible.

What?

A crazy project in which 52 poetry e-books were freely available to all interested humans on Earth for a 24 hour period.

Throughout November we collected e-books from poets and writers interested in participating.

Then on December 1st, for a 24 hour period, anyone was able to download, for free, as many of these e-books as they liked…a poetry e-book free-for-all.

E-Books and How Many Times Each Was Downloaded:

Black Spring/Black Summer 2020 by Richard Lopez (Downloaded 73 Times)
These poems & antipoems are not meant to be the final word or even be profound in any way. they are the notes of a sentient being composed in the teeth of these mad days & originally published on my blog, really bad movies.
http://www.reallybadmovies.blogspot.com

A Blue Soul by Gabriella Garofalo (Downloaded 53 Times)
My irrepressible longing for reshaping all of them in a new different life, so as to give them a fresh soul, is the drive enabling my words to be invaded by that green fuse we might think of as the very life and soul of poetry.’

Boxer Dog Jay and ME by Marvin Dorsey (Downloaded 38 Times)
Poems and photos of me and boxer dog jay walking the blocks of Scum Valley

Childhood in the Third Reich by Kaye Abikhaled (Downloaded 12 Times)
World War II and its Aftermath.

Club des Poètes by Kaye Abikhaled (Downloaded 73 Times)
A trip to Paris – to fall in love with – to visit again and again.

Concupiscent Consumption by LindaAnn LoSchiavo (Downloaded 63 Times)
Erotic and sensual verses for adults who enjoy all the stages of being in love.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHm1NZIlTZybLTFA44wwdfg

Dance of a fractured mind by Anton Anton Oscarson (Downloaded 43 Times)
4 short stories and 4 poems about a shattered mind

Essence of Beauty by Pushpa Tuladhar (Downloaded 48 Times)
A collection of 25 poems depicting the essence of beauty in nature.

Fellow Pedestrians by David Chorlton (Downloaded 50 Times)
Some poems written about walks in central Phoenix, from not many years ago when we still lived in that part of the city, and the people observed there.
http://davidchorlton.mysite.com/

Flatman: Poems of Protest in the Trump Era by Cheryl Caesar (Downloaded 46 Times)
Trump didn’t just unleash a fatal virus on our country. Trump IS a fatal virus in our country. From “Flatman” to “The Parasite,” this book chronicles the reign of a villain in villanelles–and other poetic forms.
https://www.facebook.com/bindiwankatterpi

Flying Blind by Bill Yarrow (Downloaded 51 Times)
10 short poems published by Yavanika Press on September 20, 2020.
https://billyarrow.godaddysites.com/

Hell is Empty by Michael Estabrook (Downloaded 58 Times)
32 short poems about life’s troubles and terrors, vices and victories including surgery, sex, cellphones, spiders, travel, dementia, the human condition and lifting weights. And about how sometimes the Devil can get the better of you but it’s important not to lose hope and defiance.

Hotel Cognito by Don Thompson (Downloaded 46 Times)
Check into the flophouse of the mind…
http://www.don-e-thompson.com

How to Deal with a Murder Hornet (Downloaded 118 Times)
New and selected poems from late 2019 through 2020 from Rick Lupert including poems from the forthcoming collection “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
poetrysuperhighway.com

I Don’t Do That Any More by Elizabeth Marchitti (Downloaded 50 Times)
A follow-up on my chapbook Growing Old Disgracefully. The things we happily give up as we grow old. Is 89 old? Some days I think so.

In Black Skin by Marvin Dorsey (Downloaded 47 Times)
A life lived in black skin

The King’s Journal of Lost and Secret Things by Carole McDonnell (Downloaded 48 Times)
In these poems about love, nature, art, and life, Carole McDonnell creates evocative poetry that touches the heart, spirit, and mind. Lovers of fairytales and fantasy will also find that The King’s Journal of Lost and Secret Things also contains poems which appear in her novels.
http://www.carolemcdonnell.blogspot.com

Life, Limericks and the Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas McMillan (Downloaded 47 Times)
A short collection of limericks on many topics: Writing, Politics, Current Events, the Economy, Work, Life, Words and Language, Nature and Science, Exercise and other Thoughts. Some are humorous, some are serious, but I tried to disguise the difference.

Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures by Leon Stevens (Downloaded 41 Times)
This book has words to encourage you, to make you laugh, and to invite you to reflect. It is an eclectic mix of poetry, prose, and short stories that address the subjects of loss, struggle, human behavior, and environment in both humorous and thought-provoking ways.
https://www.linesbyleon.com

The Love Tree by Richard Rensberry (Downloaded 73 Times)
58 poems about finding and falling in love, from a man to a woman. 121 pages.
https://www.booksmakebooms.com

Lovelessland by Hanoch Guy (Downloaded 36 Times)
A friend of mine advised me sternly not to write love poetry. Best love poems already written from Song of songs through Greek poems Astounding Hebrew and Arabic Medieval poems , Petrarch and Dante love sonnets, Shakespeare Ignored the advice. Please read my modest offering of Loveless land

Lyrics of Lebanon by Kaye Abikhaled (Downloaded 37 Times)
Lebanon, the beautiful country, ever envied, ever besieged, ever full of hope, always recovered. Even now as she lies broken may hope be her phoenix rising yet again.

Making a Show of Myself by Jim Bennett (Downloaded 62 Times)
Each year I select a set of poems, some recent, some older that I feel will work together and enable me to present them in a reasonable order at events and public readings This is a record of the 2020 reading series, that thanks to Covid 19 didn’t happen.
http://www.poetrykit.org

Meditating in the Dark by Sari Krosinsky(Downloaded 46 Times)
“From a locked ward, to a G-dless boardwalk arcade, to the interstices of intimacy, Krosinsky’s ink bleeds and it’s beautiful. ‘Meditating in the Dark’ is a book that bears witness and the tremendous weight of caring, a book that bares its teeth.” ~Erika Brumett
https://outerchildpoetry.com

Memories of Christ and Other Poems by Austin McCarron (Downloaded 39 Times)
A selection of poems with religious and spiritual themes.

The Naked Truth by JR Simons (Downloaded 45 Times)
A poetic exploration of the concept of truth.
http://www.jrsimons.mysite.com/

Nasty Girls by Lynne Bronstein (Downloaded 55 Times)
A collection of poems about notorious women who were the subject of scandal and gossip because they chose to live their lives as they pleased.

Nature and words by Walter Hoelbling (Downloaded 44 Times)
The poems in this e-book try to give words to some of the manifold faces of our natural world and their impacts on the human imagination.

Our Love For Liverpool by Sid Yiddish (Downloaded 38 Times)
This is a poetry chapbook project my late mom & I collaborated on as a part of the Liverpool 800 series, a website dedicated to the birth of the city of Liverpool, England in 2007. There are more details within the chapbook itself. This is the 2nd Ebook Printing.
http://sidyiddish2014.weebly.com

Palaces of the Ages: Poetry of the Fantastic and the Strange by David Vandervort (Downloaded 37 Times)
You are invited to a place outside time. Here, the past, the future and the never-was come together in a mix of wonder and revelation, joy and heroism, terror and hope. Astronauts and cavemen, dragons and phantasms, amazing visions and strange forebodings are all here, waiting to tell their stories.
https://wizardsignalcom.wordpress.com

The Plains of Heaven by F. J. Bergmann (Downloaded 49 Times)
Ekphrastic seasonal poems set in an altered Midwest, with the paintings by Kelli Hoppman that inspired them.
https://fjbergmann.com

Poetry from the back and beyond. by David Swan (Downloaded 41 Times)
This is the only book of poetry I have ever written. These poems have been collated from a 10 year spiritual quest and travels with reflections. Please share.
http://dpswanwriter.com

A Potpourri of Emotions by Megha Sood (Downloaded 52 Times)
The Chapbook ” A Potpourri of Emotions” is published by NY based Local Gem Press. Each poem of the chapbook has been written in response to the prompt given on daily basis. The chapbook explores various forms of poetry(Rhyme, Epilostory, Haiku Sonnet, Fib poems, Grid poems, etc).
https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/

The Quarter Hour Poems by Sid Yiddish (Downloaded 34 Times)
A plethora of poems composed by me over the years, that I have read on my Tuesday evening Facebook Live poetry show, entitled The Quarter Hour With Sid Yiddish, from Show 1 to Show 17.
http://sidyiddish2014.weebly.com

Repulsion Thrust by Magdalena Ball (Downloaded 49 Times)
Repulsion Thrust tackles big subjects not often the fodder of poetry: quantum physics, astronomy, time travel, ecological destruction, and technological singularity, all viewed through the lens of the human condition.  Take these poems seriously. They may just have some of the answers you require.” ~Catherine Edmunds
http://www.compulsivereader.com

Resting Bitchface And Other Poems by Sid Yiddish (Downloaded 41 Times)
Being a grateful human is far better than being a greedy dishonest gimme-gimme-gimme-it’s all mine slimy kind of person. Giving, learning and understanding each other should always be the standard.
http://sidyiddish2014.weebly.com

The Samurai by Linda Crate (Downloaded 46 Times)
“They say to let go of your past, but I think that this is a mistake. Sometimes the past tethers you on the right path for your future.” The Samurai is a collection of poetry about past lives, learning from the past, and a samurai.
https://www.yellowarrowpublishing.com/store/the-samurai-paperback

Sampler Sampler by Don Kingfisher Campbell (Downloaded 41 Times)
This is a collection of the 36 sample poems from the 12 samplers displayed on my e-book publishing website. There you can find out how to purchase them, if you like what you have read.
http://dkc1031.blogspot.com

Satan in Chicago by Eric Evans (Downloaded 43 Times)
Poems inspired by Ray Bradbury, terracotta soldiers, judgmental crows, and the beauty of the perfect mixtape. And, of course, Satan roaming around in Chicago.
https://inkpublications1.wixsite.com/mysite

Selected Poems by Dave Lewis (Downloaded 51 Times)
A short collection of selected poetry taken from my first nine poetry books.
http://www.david-lewis.co.uk

Shrouded in the marvel by Pawel Markiewicz (Downloaded 33 Times)
Small chapbook with 3 parts: a) formal poetry – ode, elegy, sonnet, sestina, b) free verses – dreamy poetry, c) short poetries – haiku, tanka, cherita
https://pawelek3.wixsite.com/haikuonleaves

Sleeping at the Van Gogh by Vincent Zepp (Downloaded 35 Times)
The 15th volume of poetry by Vincent Zepp.

So Be It by Ralph Culver (Downloaded 47 Times)
“…[Culver makes] the seemingly quotidian beautiful. …[he] values the world and his life beyond the purely great and celebratory moments. …*So Be It* reminds readers of the power of beauty, joy, and love in nature, relationships, and even the tedium of our daily lives.” –Despy Boutris’s review in *Entropy*
https://www.amazon.com/Ralph-Culver/e/B079Q5JNSK

Solitude Album by Mary Langer Thompson (Downloaded 51 Times)
Published by 4 Feathers Press, this group of poems by Mary Langer Thompson expresses loneliness in its various forms in different locations and times in history, including during Covid-19.

t. kilgore splake (an interview w/ richard lopez) by t. kilgore splake (Downloaded 36 Times)
A recently published interview by richard lopez with America’s legendary outsider poet of Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, t. kilgore splake.

The Tale Of The $2 Cockroach And Other Animal Kingdom Poems Volume 1 by Sid Yiddish (Downloaded 31 Times)
A plethora of of animal (and other) poems.
http://sidyiddish2014.weebly.com

A Torrent of Trinity by Pushpa Tuladhar (Downloaded 32 Times)
An anthology of 24 poems by Nabin Chitrakar, Pushpa Tuladhar and Shreeram Shrestha, the poets from Nepal, depicting various aspects of human life and nature.

Twisting by LB Sedlacek (Downloaded 40 Times)
Nuclear incinerators in North Carolina, the homeless in Washington DC, fog over San Francisco Bay, life expectancy in the US and Liquid Bones are some of the subjects tackled in this poetry book interspersed with Haikus for a twist.
http://www.lbsedlacek.com

A Woman’s Place in the Dictionary by Kimberly Burnham (Downloaded 47 Times)
A Woman’s Place in the Dictionary by Kimberly Burnham is a collection of before and after poems examining what dictionary entries says about a “woman” as well as what the words before and after say regarding her in world languages. Some poems touch on synonyms and homonyms for “woman”.
https://healthy-brain.medium.com/

Written by an Altruistic Author Named Alex Andy Phuong by Alex Phuong (Downloaded 38 Times)
This E-book is a collection of previously published and previously unpublished poetry written by an altruistic author named Alex Andy Phuong. Alex Andy Phuong hopes to use his writing to make the world a better place by inspiring anyone who reads his work. He currently writes to support dreamers everywhere.
http://alexandyphuongengl492playlist.blogspot.com/