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Poetry Train America, Custom Leatherbound: Available

Posted in Animal Poetry, Bullet Train Poetry, Charles C Gragg, Historical Poetry Books, History Poetry, John E WordSlinger, Poetry, Poetry E Train, Poetry Promotion, Poetry Train, The Art of Selena Howard, Time Travel Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2013 by John E WordSlinger

Poetry Train America, Custom Leather-bound





Case Pieces


A little glue


The light brown cover is a special bonded leather from Italy. The corners ( red, yellow, blue and tan) are Verona cloth


Measuring Head and Tail Bands


Applying the head band with some glue


Head And Tail Band Close Up


First Off- Tracing the copy on baking paper with charcoal pencil- in reverse.

Then the image is dampened and transferred


A Burnishing Tool is used to do the headline


Title close up of the burnished leather


Then the  Authors Name


Blank Back cover


Finished Product



To Read an excerpt click here-

The book is about 3 men who travel the U.S.A. in the year of 2012… To write a written documentary on Poets and the Railroad in our times… When they sleep they get taken back in time to the 19th Century, when the roads were built, and they have such great experiences, and meet key Poets, and figures… Upon waking they have conversations about Poets from the 20th Century, and RxR events… Then it goes into their written documentary on Poetry and Poets now… Main Characters that Andy and Red and Train Marshal Charlie journey with in their Dreams, and they are Mad Bear, Jung Hem Sing, Mr. Welchberry, Patrick O’Hara, Jimmy New Orleans, and many more.


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Inside Product Details

Standard Copyright License
June 13, 2013
Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior Ink
Black & white
3.46 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.25 wide x 10.75 tall

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American Literature by Alphonso G. Newcomer

Posted in Essay, Historical Poetry Books, History Poetry, John E WordSlinger, Poetry, Poetry E Train, Poetry Promotion, Poetry Train, Prose, School of Poetry with tags , , , , , , on May 4, 2012 by John E WordSlinger

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American Literature by Alphonso Newcomer

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The description of the Book From Nabu Press @ Amazon reads-
Publication Date: August 18, 2010
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The original and first publication is 1901-1905 by Rost O Law Co, Printers and Binders, Chicago…

I was lucky to find this book at a Kentucky antique store in great condition…
The reason for this post was this man captured an era, and done a well job…
R.I.P. Alphonso…

In 2009 I created a class on this book, and it is here at this link: The School of Poetry

I decided to take it further, and continue his work, so if you want to go on a journey with me, get a free ticket aboard the Poetry E Train…

Thank you, Good Day-

Welcome to John E. WordSlingers’ Nudged Sketches of Flighty Things

Posted in Animal Poetry, Art Poetry, Beautifire, Begets of Autumn, bluebellbooks, Bullet Train Poetry, Cento, Charles C Gragg, Childrens Poetry, Christmas Poetry, Collaboration, Craft Poetry, Dark Poetry, De Nocturno Series, Epic Poetry, Erotic Poetry, Essay, Faith Poetry, Family Poetry, Fantasy Poetry, French Eroticopter Series, Friend Poets, Goth Poetry, History Poetry, Horror Poetry,, Humor Poetry, Interactive Poetry, Jingle Poetry At The Gooseberry Garden Picnic, John E WordSlinger, Kreativ Blogger Award, Language Octane: My French Eroticopter Series, Light Poetry, Love Poetry, Madelynn, Nature Poetry, Oratorio, Pantoum, Poetry, Poetry E Train, Poetry Promotion, Poetry Train, Poets of Blood, Positive Poems, Prose, Proverbe's de' les Roses, Romance Poetry, School of Poetry, Sestina, Short Story, Slingtionarious, Sonnet, Speech, Spiritual Poetry, Stream Conscious, The Art of Selena Howard, The Emily Dickinson Dash, The Phantom Series, Thursday Poets Rally, Time Travel Poetry, Tuanortsa, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2011 by John E WordSlinger

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is a poet with 4 wheel drive, so lets go for a ride…..
\,,/_(-.-)_\,,/ ~ WordSlingers’ NUDGED SKETCHES OF FLIGHTY THINGS

and most of all CRITIQUE
@ YOUR OWN RISK !!! ….
-smiles and blessings….. lol…

John E. WordSlinger/PoetryTrain/dot/com is affiliated and a member of the following companies, and organizations.

My Internet Writing Life Motto is-
Keep it Poetry and Poetry Shall Keep You:,
Short Bio:Hazard…

I have to take the road that Bruce Lee
took towards the Martial Arts, as an
Analogy here. Like Water;
I take the Literature Arts of Poetry.
In the beginning I used free verse,
swift rhyming, lyrical, metal-rap-groove verse.
With definition and aggression.
Now I try different systems,
in all genres, as always,
And put them to my personal use,
furthermore put to use what is useful
when needed,  and reject what I don’t need
at the time for a specific write.
Using no specific way is the way,
I am the way I write, but keeping in mind,
the tools at hand. No limitations as the limitation.
With all poetry styles ( trapping, and grabbing)-
(Mind locks-Heart locks-Spiritual locks-)
Honestly expressing ones self is difficult to do:
The Poet, the creating individual is always
more important than any style or system.
Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless,
And add to what is your own.
I write my own interpretation of poetry.
Concepts behind concepts.
Dedicating to creating
creative new-original thoughts, and poetry.
Like I write with one hand,
but if I could write with the other,
at the same time, a different poem,
that would be to break boundaries.
As asking multi-tasking: Poetry styles separate poets.
Style is a continuous growth.
Poetry skills/tools are weapons and you have
to use all of them, to incorporate all styles.
(Move all parts of your poetry)
Put everything into it, all energy.
Rest then progress.
A true poet is constantly growing,
and when he or she are bound by a set of styles,
or a way of doing things, that’s when he,
or she stops growing.
To reach a reader you have to move
to them, advance, and retreat- advance retreat,
furthermore slide and step back, push,
and push back, circle them
( put the reader on defense),
and close them in, and hit them
with the best closure.
Poetry is like water, flexible, it has to go somewhere.

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 I  love making  love to the alphabet.

I believe in her, and I believe she can be anything she wants to be.


Treacherous urges steadily spur
on this dreadful adventure of what we lure!-Poem Madversity…
In the Poets’ hood keep the Poets’ eye-
For a good Poet shall never die! Poets of Blood &c &c

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Psalms 35

My Good (confidence) Luck Charm

I strictly use Flairs for my poetry journals

John E. WordSlingers Poetry Journals


I strictly use Flairs for my journals

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John E. WordSlingers’ Poetry Train Currently on an E-Journey in e-Africa.

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John E. WordSlingers’ School of Poetry (School House by Stefy Janeva)

“Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird” (Proverbs 1:17)