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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 17, 2015 by John E WordSlinger

Poetry Train Canada
Hardcover –


Ladies & Gentlemen: All Aboard_Poetry Train Canada will be available tomorrow the 15th of October, in honor of the day I started writing in 1987. Poetry Train Canada is the sequel to Poetry Train America, historical fiction. A colorful combination of storytelling presenting Canadian Poetry & Poets, Railroaders and Canadian Railroad History. 2 men Red & Andy who travel Canada in the years of 2012-13-14-and 2015… 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 there now… Main Characters Andy and Red and Train Marshal Charlie, Alphonso G. Newcomer, Mr. Welchberry, Seth Woods, Yip Sang, Drew Mi’kmag, Sherbrooke, Scratch, Desirae E. Dibbins, Patrick O’Hara, Jimmy New Orleans, and the one and only Joseph Story.

Introduction By George Thompson aka Geo
Out of the dark and into the light at the end of the tunnel, John E Wordslinger, as in Poetry Train America, continues his creative process, with a poetic and historical journey across Canada. From sea to sea to sea, his main characters Red and Andy, whilst traversing this great nation, once again meet poets, board trains and recant their stories and adventures. Historical figures (politicians, engineers, workers) and the impact are once again brought to life.

John creates a sense of poetic wonder by touching each Province and Territory and their resident poets. Finding poets and their works creates a sense of wonder at the wealth of words and themes inherent within each piece. Red and Andy continue to weave their stories and provide humorous interludes and the many sacrifices made, as we learn of the railways and their part in building this great nation. Dreams and realities of what once was and will be are the order of the day. Moving into the present the author focuses on the Poet Igloo Bill, for both Canada and the U.S.A., and the need to link all Poets and their Poetry in unity.

With this book, John sends a message of inspiration that helped build a nation, by weaving it with poetry and using trains as the medium. Be patient and open minded. Express your imagination. The magic of words has moved mountains. Poets record the visionary impact of life. The hard work and dedication of railroaders has moved mountains and helped build this nation. It is the lifeblood that continues to play a daily role.

The engineer with hand poised on the throttle, east, west, north, south, the rails feel the pulse of the engine’s thrum.

The poet, with pen poised and readied bleeds and shares, until the final rendezvous.

The Poetry of Geo Thompson​

Poetry Train Canada Book Cover Illustration
by Kristin Morrison

Editing and formatting assistance provided
by Charles Hampton Gragg

Mindee Beth Gonzalez & Two Angels Photography

Selected Poems by Various Poets
Deborah L. Kelly, Richard Doiron, Julie Catherine Vigna, Genni Gunn, Geo Thompson, Nardine Sanderson, Yotanka E. B. Aknatoy, Dominic Albanese, Glenn Shaw, Deborah Thompson, Toyota M. Safari, Candice James, Natalia Govsha, Robert Niswander, Beverly Cialone, Carlos Gomez, K.R. Graff, Yi Pang, and Glenn Meisenheimer.

Dedicated to the Poets of Canada all through time.
Super Gorgeous Renata Augiar Rodrigues
the Youth, and the Wicked Papoose Caboose.

Thanks to Barb Colyott, Cherie Martin, Leo, Kevin Freeman, Paul S. Theobald for Chapter 7 ideas, Martin Pugh, Matt Anderson (Operation Jester), Olafur Gardarsson Chapter 12 lead. Emy Louie, and all that purchased Poetry Train America. Geo Thompson, Dominic Albanese, Yi Pang, Carlos Gomez, Anna Jessica Tonarely aka Lit Chick, Lilija Valis, Steven C. Schreiner and Dana-zoe Gest who have donated to the
website Poets & Sara Polidoro for the information and thoughts in Chapter 14. Thanks to Dominic Albanese & Alicia Young for kids mailed off fun. & Zach Wells for accurately placing Poets to chapters that are inaccurate data placed by tagging and Google errors that are found from Poet searches online as well as poets who have submitted poems.

In honor of Alphonso Gerald Newcomer.
He said Canadian Poets were a force to deal with,
he was very correct!



Poetry Train Canada Book Trailer:



I love the book, the journey, the poetry, and most of all the truth, and the wisdom. The future Poets and Geo Thompson was a premier driving force beside my coach Charles H. Gragg, and else I have to say is please enjoy, because I surely have and did… Sincerely, John E. WordSlinger… Much love to all of you, that means everyone in this book… Poets all through Canadian Time.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 21, 2014 by John E WordSlinger was established by John E. WordSlinger on January 7th, 2011. He created the Poem theater for a Poetry website, and was about to use the same principles to promote poets and poetry nearly about the same way John has been doing for the last 3 years. John has been keen on the times, and knows what importance the Railroad transportation was and is to humanity. The website he loved turned out to never ever communicate with it’s nearly 40,000 plus members, and abandon them, and furthermore never come to their agreements on publishing the Poets on the site. Most of the story has been written about in his book ‘Poetry Train America,’ and is to long to post here. All in all John E. knows what it is like to be shafted in the Poetry world and the Music business. is a ‘legal’ website based in Princeton, IL. U.S.A. & a Poetry site that cares. is a site that promotes Poetry and Railroad History, furthermore the new High-Speed Rail History..

Conductor: John E. O’Hara aka John E. WordSlinger

-promoting & log rolling

Firemen: Dominic Albanese

– chipn’ in, shoveln’ some coal, chopn’ some wood, & keepn’ the engine runnin. keeping things & these guys & gals in order, and reporting back to Mr. Welchberry.

Gandy Dancers
(Creators & Artists for books and &c for hire)

Selena Howard

-art for book covers / poetry

Cody T. O’Hara

-art for book covers

Michael G. Stone

-book- covers/ editing / formatting / kindle formatting/ proof reading for everything, legal and non (blogs, websites, etc.) photography / video recording / audio recording / lyric writing, short stories, poetry, fiction and non fiction

Poetry for the Sight Impaired Division:
Coming Soon

Poetry Train
444 S. Church St #220
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone number 815-915-8332 Repertoire#
CAE/IPI #: 682938498

Special Links:

Library of Congress

The Poets Briefcase

Poetry Train is a member of

American Dialect Society

American Historical Association

Organization of American Historians

The Harry Fox Agency

and an at-large member of:

National Railway Historical Society

Internet Scout

Coming Soon a member of


Mission Statement:
Our mission is to create a site (known to be legal, meaning a site with a face and faces, not avatars and only names, a site with a voice) a site registered as legal, with a legal address & phone #) in America there are 800 plus sites for poetry. 247 that offer a link back, a book, to $100.000.00 contract, but only 8 of them have a address and a phone number. We want the site to be educational in poetry, history, and education on copyrights, publishing and &c, because most are clueless and scared. (There is a Poets Briefcase with all that is modern and past ways to protect your work)

There has been to many sites like when it was open that screwed the poets in the late 90’s and this site was bought by Other sites have claimed to publish a book from its members, but have not followed through with their claims, and these sites still have this bs floating on the net. They are tainting Poetry making it look bad, so Why cant they follow through what they say… The main thing is this… We want a site where people are comfortable and can learn from in all aspects of life, the poetry life world. We mainly cut a path, with a true foundation, that has fought for the youth poets, the future of poetry… Because we don’t want the same ol shit going on and repeating itself. We don’t want to be Ghosts. We want to be a site with faces and responsibility for the youth. A home for us… go getters, finally making things real. We live now in time where we can truly create goodness for all, if they apply themselves, and their work can be protected if they follow the path… The book ‘Poetry Train America’ explains more of this in detail…

The Poets Briefcase

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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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