Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange

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


To the 84 poets who offered to send their book to another randomly selected poet in exchange for receiving a book from another randomly selected participant in the Poetry Super Highway’s 19th Annual Great Poetry Exchange.

We’ll be contacting all participants shortly with the details of who to send your book to. Thanks in advance for sending your book out within 2 weeks from receiving that e-mail and for notifying us via e-mail when you’ve sent it. 

Books Pledged:

Ah, Men by Nancy Scott
Full length book. New and Selected Poems about the men who influenced my life throughout my childhood and adulthood, from my father, boyfriends, marriage, caseload, children, friends, mentors, and casual acquaintances. Funny, serious, revealing.

Alinea by Betsy Mars
From the publisher: “In Latin, ‘alinea’ means to begin anew – a paragraph, a line, a thought. In this body of poems, a woman must begin anew after much loss. She sits. She remembers. She ruminates on words and names. In all things, she sings…”

All things familiar by Deborah Gage
Poems about my family and my country of birth.

Alphabeticon by Corey Mesler
Alphabeticon is the ground floor. It is the field cleared for seeding. As Vonnegut said, “I make sense of idiosyncratic arrangements, in horizontal lines, of nothing but twenty-six phonetic symbols….” The poet takes these combinations, these alchemical blends, and makes of them a sensuous sense or a sensible nonsense.

At the Table of the Unknown by Alexandra Umlas
At the Table of the Unknown confirms that the possibility for poetry is everywhere. These poems are clear, open-eyed, and harvested from two decades of writing about everything from the echoing feeling of loss to the strangeness of parenthood.

Birthright by Erika Dreifus
The poems in BIRTHRIGHT, Erika Dreifus’s first poetry collection, embody multiple legacies: genetic, historical, religious, and literary. Through the lens of one person’s experience of inheritance, the poems suggest ways in which all of us may be influenced in how we perceive and process our lives and times.

Blue Muse Rising by John Schulte
A collection of poems that impale the soul with a bleeding blade that heals the wound as it exits. A flash of light and thunder, seen only for one instance: Crystalline, pure, original — never again fresh in the same way, never again the same euphoria.

Breezes on Their Way to Being Winds by Charles Peek
Poems in various styles on the general theme of the things that lodge in our lives, sometimes small at first, often evolve into something more significant, something identifiable. Finishing Line Press 2015. Won the Nebraska Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

Bring Some Wine by Richard Soos
by Shoichi Tandea, imagined into english by r soos / stop by / bring some wine with you / and we’ll dance freely tonight / with the desert moon / we’ll disrobe from pain / and swirl in the happiness / of sharing our lives

Bring Something Dead by Donald Armfield
“This is poetry that comes from a place deep down and hauntingly personal. Donald Armfield and Ivy Valori give up their ghosts to explore bleak and sorrowful landscapes, painting a stark and beautiful reflection of the true artistic soul – raw and unrefined.”

The Brubury Tales (Illustrated Edition) by Frank Mundo
An ambitious homage to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, The Brubury Tales (Illustrated Edition) takes Chaucer’s story and frame to Los Angeles just after the riots in 1992, where seven security guards on the graveyard shift swap tales in an impromptu storytelling competition for Christmas vacation time.

Cacophony by Josh Medsker
Cacophony is a poetic exploration of the life and works of H.P. Lovecraft (as filtered through British anarchist punk band Rudimentary Peni). My book is a tribute to the Peni album of the same name.

A Catalogue of the Further Suns by F. J. Bergmann
A dystopian collection of first-contact expedition reports, A Catalogue of the Further Suns, won the 2017 Gold Line Press poetry chapbook contest and the 2018 Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association Elgin Chapbook Award.

Celestial Euphony by Martin Elster
Through ballades and ballads, acrostics and ghazals, sonnets and Sapphics—both lighthearted and ruminative—the evocative poems in this collection portray the sights and sounds of our natural and manmade environments, the plants and animals everywhere around us and our relationship with them, sometimes pleasant and beautiful, often harmful and ominous.

Closer by Christopher Soden
As tender as it is fierce, Christopher Soden’s Closer takes you through an emotional landscape, rich with vivid imagery and poignant observations. It is by turns somber and sanguine, erotic and erudite, sometimes touched by giddy loopiness. Drawing on predecessors from ancient Greece to his Beatnik forebears, Soden’s confessional narratives.

Colors the Thorns Draw by Jonathan Yungkans
These poems magnify seemingly ordinary moments to reveal the haunting imperfections of one’s daily journeys. Focused and precise, they are also rich with the quality of a good improvisational jazz session. They take the reader on a ride that feels skillfully unrehearsed and honest.

Contrails by Diane Puterbaugh
2019 chapbook of 25-30 poems about the sky and what goes on up there.

Conversations with Beethoven and Bach by Emily Vieweg
Chapbook of poetry inspired by classical musical works.

Crackers In Bed by Lynda Bullerwell
Inspirational poetry focusing on challenges and survival and the strength to overcome obstacles. In her second collection of poetry, Lynda gives us selections that are ethereal, poignant and reflective of that delicate balance between love and hate, joy and sorrow, life and death, childhood and adulthood, and love and loss.

Day Moon by Russell Brickey
A daydream about the moon when it comes to us by daylight. What a weird machine world we live in, itself a dream.

The Disappearing Self by Mickey J. Corrigan
Reflections of regret and dreams left unmet are told from a decidedly feminine point of view. The themes in the disappearing self are at times vivid, harsh and raw. Little bells of acknowledgment ring as you read, making you examine who you are and what you might/should have been.

Escape Artist by Tim Tipton
A collection of poems on dreams, observations of nature and life.

Escaped Without Injury by Carol Williams
In Escaped Without Injury, Carol Clark Williams presents her story, social issues, and theories on writing poetry, often thinly disguised as fairy tales or myths. She reveals the mystery in the everyday, presenting snapshots of our daily life in free verse and poetic forms.

Every Evening Deserves A Title by Carol Dorf
Every Evening Deserves A Title connects family life in the context of mortality and mathematics. This chapbook includes art by Terri Saul.

Folk by Kimberly Bolton
A wonderful collection of poems that take us back to those days in front of the woodstove listening to stories from the past by the woman who lived through them!

For the Love of Poetry, LB Sedlacek is a Woman by LB Sedlacek
Old and new poems, haiku, prose, and short fiction. Poems and stories about road trips, gas, water, politics, insomnia, Corvairs, cats, couches, cats on surfboards, flowers for lunch and more covered in this mixed compilation by poet LB Sedlacek.

Gallery: A Collection of Pictures and Words by Howard Debs
Gallery, a 2017 Best Book Awards and 2018 Book Excellence Awards recipient includes fiction, essay, poetry, original and vintage photography; an exhibition to explore life’s journey, it’s “a true olio of lyric work” — Indiana Voice Journal “Gently, strongly, honestly convincing, and a place for hope.” –The Galway Review

Glimpsing Glory : Poems of Living & Dying, Praying & Playing, Belonging & Longing by Catherine Lawton
Composed in lyrical, penetrating, sometimes playful words, these 66 poems and meditative verses aim to evoke, provoke, and soak the reader in both earthy experiences and transcendent truths. Written from 2016 to 2019, they are varied in style and organized into 7 sections: Relating, Communing, Trusting, Living, Dying, Praying, Word-Playing.

Green Mountain Zen by Michelle Demers
A spiritual journey through the seasons of Vermont

Growing Old Disgracefully by Elizabeth Marchitti
17 poems about growing older. Written mostly in the author’s 80’s.

Hunka Hunka Howdee! by Rick Lupert
Rick Lupert’s 23rd book – a collection of poems written in and about Memphis, Nashville, and Louisville including stops at Graceland, the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, and far too much bourbon.

I sold these poems, now I want them back by Brian Sonia-Wallace
In his debut collection, Amtrak and Mall of America Poet-in-Residence Brian Sonia-Wallace anthologizes poems from his first years writing as a poet-for-hire at a typewriter on the street. “You’ll fight dragons with crayons, take lovers in steeples, and trace echoes of every lost love you’ve had.” – Marty Rollins

In the Space We Leave Behind by Carol Carpenter
Watch for the dark space between the fireflies, for the tide going out and coming in, listen to the moon howl, push a chain uphill going nowhere, watch the young king and wait for the fog to roll in. These new poems unravel disintegration and connection within the human equation.

Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year by Steve Henn
Dad poems, teaching poems, uplifting poems, downplaying poems, a poem about exploring the contents of grandpa’s stomach as if he eats like a shark. Blurbed by Bob Hicok and Kaveh Akbar. Henn’s third book.

Infrangible by Carol Barbour
Carol Barbour’s new book of poetry is a heady concoction of sumptuous beauty and dangerous relations. Characterized by a strong, rhythmic cadence, the language is evocative of the beating heart which nudges at the edge of being.

Instinct and Study by Richard Leach
Ekphrastic poetry by Richard Leach written for images by Lebanese photographer Hanan Kazma. Full color photos and poems on facing pages, from free verse to rhymed lyrics. The book’s title is a phrase from Herman Melville’s poem “Art”, which closes the book.

Juggling Fire, Blindfolded by Eric Evans
Evans’ book deals with the loss of old love and the welcoming in of the new. These are not divorce poems, per say, as they lack any such distasteful bitterness. Rather, with allusive nods to great music and film, they embrace the more complicated truths of the matter.

Libido Café by Marck Beggs
Welcome to the Libido Café, where monkeys are welcome, the piano has been drinking, and the coffee is always perfect.

Little Creatures by Julia Carlson
Poems about relationships, nature, solitude, meditation, religion, death, love, family.

Load & Bless by Larry Bierman
The poems in this collection interact with contemporary poetry as it presented daily on the Internet. I use a poem-of-the-day as a starting point, often rewriting in my own words, flipping the subject matter or point of view. I may keep the form and completely change the affect. 100 pages.

Logophilia by Michael Estabrook
A collection of 50 poems including “Composite” poems of phobias, philias, and philosophies based upon all manner of topics from Purgatory to Blepharoplasty, Zelophobia to the color blue. Hope you enjoy contemplating this cacophonous compilation.

Love’s, Labour’s, Lost by David Supper
A whole series of poems inspired by the (often sexual) encounters I have had with the opposite sex. It is divided into three sections (as indicated by the title – with apologies to Shakespeare) each dealing with different types of relationships.

A Mattter of Mind by Joseph Saling
This is the first book I’ve published. The collection consists of both structured poetry and free verse and its focus ranges from the mythological foundations of poetry to contemporary life, including growing up, raising children and losing a relationship.It’s what one man can and cannot say.

The Memory Bone by Alan Halford
69 poems highlighting precious memories and experiences in my life.

Not Too Far A Journey of Words by Eileen Hugo
Not Too Far is a book of poetry of plays, relationships, observations, history, and personal moments caught on the poets pen. Playful and serious unforgiving and compassionate, Eileen offers in an original take on subjects both familiar and mysterious.

Observations Short of Reason by Daniel Irwin
100 plus poems. My own brain work. A bit of rhyme, a bit of pithy knowledge, not a questioning of life…more a questioning of why I write this stuff. Some find it enjoyable. Some just burn the book.

Ocean is my name by Seshendra Sharma
This is authors prominent long poem

On Summer Solstice Road by Jerry Garcia
This full-length collection of poems is rooted in mid-twentieth century America and expands from that era of disruption and exploration. Over half a century later upheaval and terror are still watchwords in society. This poetry strives to balance stories of evolution, redemption, and hope.

Ordinary Trauma by Brian Rihlmann
200 plus pages of poetry, all of it free verse, mostly confessional. About life, love, and the gorgeous agony of it all.

Orphaned Words by RD Armstrong
Orphaned Words is a collection of forgotten poems, which, quite the contrary are hard to forget. RD Armstrong captures genuine moments in life that hail true to no specific demographic, or generation.

Penn Fields by Neil Leadbeater
A book of poems that celebrate the pathways, waterways, hills, valleys and green corridors of Britain. 86 pages. Published in 2019.

Penny Pages of Poetry by TerryLee Armstrong
8 page pamphlet size Poetry Collection by TerryLee.

Perhaps You Can by Steven Deutsch
Thomas Wolfe wrote “you can’t go home again.” Well perhaps. And then again, perhaps you never leave. My poetry deals with home—family and friends—whether you are there or not.

Poems in Water by Mary Langer Thompson
“Poems in Water” is Mary Langer Thompson’s first collection of poems in which she strives to make the ordinary extraordinary. Included poem, “Wishbone in Moonglow,” awarded her the title, “Senior Poet Laureate of California,” for 2012.

Poetry From the Darkside Into the Light by Michael Adams
Just dark grey and light and one extra in the end.

Postpoemed by Carl Kaucher
Experiential poems of wandering through the post industrial cities of Eastern Pennsylvania and beyond, lovingly crafted walking down beat sidewalks and back alleys, mentally travelling from my kitchen through bars and abandoned factories and I did it all for you.

Quintessence by William F. DeVault
The prestige edition via Venetian Spider Press, of a synthesis of previous volumes Grace, Cleave, Mythos, and Bragi, exploring romance, eroticism, and identity. 225 poems.

Rebel Heart by Deborah McGaffey
No life is ever ordinary and every life is purely subjective. A unique collection of poetry, REBEL HEART takes readers off of the beaten path, through emotions, events, and characters which have either inhabited or traveled through the author’s life.

Remembering you as I go walking by Carrie Radna
My walking adventures in New York City and its boroughs, as I contemplate life and see the city through new eyes.

The River Singing by Lennart Lundh
Chapbook of prose poems, winner of 1st Workhorse Writers Chapbook Award. Author’s 17th volume of poetry, published in 2019.

The Scrapyard by Phoenix
The Scrapyard. Little bits of knowledge, experience, and poetry. Enjoy.

The Seasons of Us by John Drudge
A group of reflective and eclectic poems about life, travel, and self-exploration.

The Shadow of A Dog I Can’t Forget by Mary Kennedy Eastham
A Paris and Amsterdam Book Festival Wild Card Runner-Up winner and a Best Books Award Finalist. The poem Points of Love won a $5,000 grant. One reviewer said, These poems are darkly beautiful, erotic, lyrical and haunting.

The Sharp Edges of Water by Angélique Jamail
A book of stories as much as a collection of poems. The characters swerve between the rain-drenched, tree-lined, concrete plains of Houston and the voluptuous, dynamic terrain of Los Angeles. They face multiple realities, and though they’re earnestly grounded, they sometimes swim in the waters of magic realism.

Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words by Kashiana Singh
Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words is a collection of poems under eight sections – Remembered Routines Pedagogy of permissions Embroidery of Questions Staying Adrift An Abridged world People Endeavors – Counting Things. Kashiana dips into very vulnerable and personal contexts but also explores the shifting tectonic plates of the world.

Signs by George Wicker
The poems in this lively collection affirm the role of the poet as an unrivalled
observer of life.

Slogans Soundbites and poetry by Dwane Reads
A little Book about vegetables. How we grow them, tend to their needs. How we buy em, how we eat em. Love em or hate them. What is your bag? Inspired by the theme “for the love of lettuce.” Currently on its second run due to popular demand.

So Be It by Ralph Culver
Ralph Culver’s language is sensuous, evocative, almost cinematic in its descriptive prowess, encompassing a remarkable range of poetic styles from free to formal. “In [his] luminous and sensory (and sensuous!) poems, Culver hits notes rarely hit: the notes that help us endure and exult.” –Thomas Lux

South from Istanbul by Ken Hebson
Poems inspired by extensive travel, farming in Spain, and Zen practice. First place winner for poetry in the 2014 Writer’s Digest self-published book awards.

Springtime in Moldova by Hanoch Guy
Find yourself in a new universe. a surreal haunting time and place. It is of full magic You never know when an ostrich will appear or a penguin, a pair of parrots, a green cow. Anything is possible. Elkins Park moves to France. Lightseeds are launched to distant galaxies. Mike Cohen

Stark Raving Calm by Barrett Wolf
My first volume published by an independent imprint.

Streetlight Sonata by JR Simons
Award-winning chapbook of poetry from Ohio poet and playwright.

Suite Pneuma by Don Thompson
Poems about the landscape we live in (the San Joaquin Valley) and the landscape within us.

10 Stories Down by Vincent Golphin
A reviewer said the poetry collection inspired by four years in mainland China, “is an antidote for the closed assumptions most of us carry toward unfamiliar places and cultures, an honest record of one man’s inner journey.” I hope readers enjoy the reflections.

Thawed Stars by Alice Pero
Alice Pero’s first book of poetry, “Thawed Stars”, was praised by Kenneth Koch as having “clarity and surprises.” Ms. Pero is also an accomplished flutist. She founded the reading series Moonday in 2002 and Windsong Players Chamber Ensemble in 2015. Pero has created dialogue poems with over twenty poets.

There Will Be a Reckoning: Poems of Magic and Dread by David Vandervort
Welcome to a world of ghosts and vampires, of serial apocalypses and terrifying visions. The world is cracked, burning, lost. Yet, there may be glimpses of something beyond. There may be hope for some kind of survival, possibly even love!

Uncultured Girl by Kathrynn Axton
An anthology of prose, free style and brevity poetry by published author Kathrynn Axton.

Unkindnesses by Friday Gretchen
“In these poems, the struggles of a contemporary woman are played out against the force of obsession. Friday Gretchen inhabits forms, enters the body of birds, of thirst and its quenching, of the butcher alley dog, but always with the leavening of humor.” Marsha de la O

War Zones by Zvi A. Sesling
War and its aftermath are the themes that cover the Vietnam, Afghan and Iraqi wars. The book was nominated for the Mass Center for the Book Award.

Welcome to the Barbecue by Ron Kolm
“Ron Kolm’s language, stripped of ornament, speaks his life and times to the crystal clear lake of its reflection. Personal, lyrical and elegiac, these poems sound bells of love, familiarity, regret, surprise and, above all, wonder at their own ringing.” — Andrei Codrescu.

What Light I Have by Debbie Hall
“Debbie Hall’s book of poems, What Light I Have, enlightens, casts a vast spectrum of illumination across and through the human experience in such a way that we get to see a vision that is precise, visionary and full of attitude.” –Matthew Lippman

What the Night Keeps by Michael Arcangelini
Arcangelini’s fourth collection of poems covers a wide range of often disparate topics from nature to politics whose sole common denominator is the search for truth.

Why I Never Finished My Dissertation by Laura Foley
This collection’s title perfectly evokes Foley’s sly, dry, often self-implicating sense of humor, as well as the propensity for distraction, adventure—and independence—appraising, and subverting societal expectations. “Understated, courageous, and deeply insightful poems.” Kirkus Reviews, chosen one of the best poetry books of 2019

The Woman Who Wouldn’t Shake Hands by Chocolate Waters
Pithy poems about yet another unrequited love affair, with apologies to Diana Wakoski who wrote The Man Who Shook Hands (Doubleday, 1978).