Opening Page


  1. The Inaugural Newsletter:

There are five main sections in this 20-page newsletter:

First: Rejection-The Anguishes of Denial, where we invited six poets to write a poem (20 lines or less) about “rejection.”

Second: When Submitting for Publication-an article by Charles Banks, Jr offering a few points of advice about the submission process.

Third: Health and Wellness-Afsaneh Derakhshan and Rakh Solid offer mental and physical health advice.

Fourth: Poet to Poet-a casual conversation between poets Charles Banks, Jr. and Melissa Medina about poetry and the publishing business.

Fifth: Poet’s Sense-two poets (Colin Gilbert and Jasmine Aequitas) were invited to write a poem about “Miley Cyrus.”


*If you are interested in reading our inaugural newsletter, please sign up at Just ask for a copy!

Spilt Ink Poetry would like to thank everyone who offered advice, contributions, and support for the creation of our inaugural newsletter. Thanks to Afsaneh Derakhshan and Rakh Solid for granting us permission to highlight her crusade to educate people about leading healthy lives. Thanks to the six poets who provided poems for our “Rejection” section: Fernando Gallegos, Rosalynn Ritchie, Michelle Jordan, Davey Ferchow, Cameron Jiménez, and Alisha Attella. Also, thanks to Colin Gilbert and Jasmine Aequitas for their poems in our “Poet’s Sense” section. For their advice on newsletter creations, we’d like to thank both Katie Cortez and Miranda Innaimo. For their kind donations, we’d like to extend our gratitude to Fernando Gallegos, Miranda Innaimo, and Lanisha Easter. And to our faithful followers on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter, your support is greatly appreciated!





Issue #2

There are six main sections of Issue #2.

  1. Page Two: WE ALL BLEED THE SAME! is back with new poetry features.
  2. Page Three: Spilt Ink’s New Signee. Cameron Jimenez is introduced as our newest signee. Cameron is working on a chapbook of poetry titled “Song Cry” which is scheduled for release in the near future.
  3. Page Four: Spilt Ink Poetry’s Free Chapbook Series. October, November, and December 2014 will provide an opportunity for three poets to release free poetry chapbooks through Spilt Ink Poetry. We welcome Brandon Antonio Smith, and Jocelyn Him.
  4. Page Five: Lucid Moose Lit. An up and coming Press that functions to advocate social justice through the arts.
  5. Page Six: Artist Ave. Spilt Ink Poetry’s new blog that is dedicated to in-depth interviews with illustrators, photographers, poets, and many other artists.
  6. Page Seven-Ten: Poet’s Sense: Police Brutality. Two poets, Heather Parker and Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia were invited to write a poem (32-lines or less) about a given topic. Our selected topic was “Police Brutality.”

Spilt Ink Poetry would like to thank everyone responsible for the creation of our 2nd newsletter.  To Nancy Lynée Woo and Sarah Thursday, thank you for allowing us to promote your wonderful new Press. We are rooting for the success of Lucid Moose Lit! To Jocelyn Him, the Dead Beat Poet, Brandon Antonio Smith, and Cameron Jiménez, we sincerely thank each of you for entrusting us with your poetry. May success come to each of your projects! To Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia and Heather Parker, thanks for offering your poems for Poet’s Sense. We are confident that our readership will enjoy and respect your unique perspectives on police brutality. To Jasmine Aequitas, thank you for agreeing to be the first interviewee on our newest blog “Artist Ave.” And to the 619 Facebook followers, 256 Tumblr followers, 392 Twitter followers, and 68 WordPress followers, and the many other supporters, we cannot thank you enough! Spilt Ink Poetry hopes to continue advocating diversity through the arts and creating a platform for poets throughout the world.


Respectfully, Spilt Ink Poetry


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