HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH TO ONE AND ALL! HERE’S WHAT’S COMING THIS MONTH FROM DAMAGED SKULL WRITER & REVIEWER

April is always one of your old pal Skull’s favorite months. Yes, there’s the possibility we in the northeastern portion of the U.S. might actually get some warm weather, but the real exciting thing is that it’s NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Over the past decade or so, I’ve come to realize that poetry is a lot more exciting than the overly sweet, must rhyme at any cost stuff that appears in greeting cards. In fact, I’m a little bit proud of turning some of my friends onto poetry. A big reason that poetry is cool? Independent Presses! In the picture above, four cool presses are represented:

RAW DOG SCREAMING PRESS: Exposed Nerves by Lucy A. Snyder
Monstrum Poetica by Jezzy Wolfe http://www.RawDogScreaming.com

HIPPOCAMPUS PRESS: Tenebrae in Aeternum by Benjamin Blake http://www.hippocampuspress.com

INDEPENDENT LEGIONS: Whitechapel Rhapsody by Alessandro Manzetti http://www.independentlegion.com

HELLBOUND BOOKS: Beautiful Tragedies 2 http://www.hellboundbookspublishing.com

There’ll also be some other interesting posts, maybe even a few about yours truly. But the priority will be on promoting works of poetry, with maybe a few side excursions along the way. Until then, be sure to immerse yourself in the kinds of poetry that appeal to you. Take a trip to your local bookseller, check out the presses above, and/or hit the library to fuel your journey of discovery. We may not always be able to depend on the weather, but poetry is guaranteed to touch your soul.