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Big Sal

Web: http://bigsalpoetry.com/
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Due to CreateSpace rejecting my initial upload because of pagination, I had to re-upload my book. In the UK it may take an extra day (Aug. 22nd) before the book becomes available. I apologize for this inconvenience, as it was unforeseen until just now. As soon as the final review is done, I will announce it right here on Write Out Loud. Thank you all for your patience, support, and kind words while awaiting this next step. I will upload a new poem tonight to make up for my shortcomings, so make sure to like, comment, or simply read until your heart's content! I WILL BE OFFERING 2 VERSIONS OF MY NEW BOOK, "PRESSED FLOWERS & OTHER POIGNANT POEMS" 1. An original unsigned copy of the book available for $6.00 US at Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com. 2. An exclusive, signed copy of 'Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems' available for $15.00 US on Etsy.com under the store PoeticConnections, which when ordered also comes with a FREE Limited Edition Button Pin to celebrate the release of this book of mine. I hope some of you decide to take this journey with me in putting good ol' fashioned rhyming poetry back on the map of reading consciousness. In addition to books sold, I will also be donating books to various children hospitals, mental health institutions, and other places that are in dire need of reading materials, hopefully to stimulate some positive, healthy, mental growth over the coming years. _____ Brand new spoken word album coming out after "PRESSED FLOWERS", so check out my website for details, or as always PM me with any questions you may have. Thanks for the support people! New chapbook of poetry underway to bridge the release of "PRESSED FLOWERS" and my next anthology. Details to follow soon. .Check back or PM me for details. Special Limited Edition merch will be offered alongside the chapbook at no extra charge other than your continued support. Thank you all for your words and kindness. Special Shout Out to Ferris Taylor for hyping me up every chance he gets - Thanks again man, we'll make history yet! Feel free to check out my website at the link posted below for information on my upcoming releases, new content, and other things of interest! New poems can be found at the link below, including "Pure Pressure"! http://bigsalpoetry.com/ Check the links below to find some poetry-inspired designs I have created for www.zazzle.com that have the finishing touches of summer and end-of-year written on them. We even have a limited release USB to celebrate "Pressed Flowers" coming out. https://www.zazzle.com/vivid_snub_sombrero_phone_case-179801313571417263 Check out my line of 2018 Limited Edition Computer Keyboards at: https://www.zazzle.com/2018_limited_edition_keyboard_1_4_by_big_sal-256386376135940087 https://www.zazzle.com/2018_limited_edition_keyboard_2_4_by_big_sal-256490755632436266 https://www.zazzle.com/2018_limited_edition_keyboard_3_4_by_big_sal-256028711241492170 https://www.zazzle.com/2018_limited_edition_keyboard_4_4_by_big_sal-256456452129252805 4 types to be released just this year for 2018, so pick yours up today! FOR ALL THE SPECIAL WRITERS IN YOUR LIFE. ONCE 2018 IS GONE, SO ARE THEY! Teach kids rhyme not crime, and get their little asses reading things again that don't have to do with celebrities. 50 brand new poems to mark mid-summer and get younger minds interested in books once again. As unusual as it sounds (for a Big Sal anthology), book will contain no profanity, vulgar references, or anything most parents would consider offensive for the youth. As a parent myself, I wrote this book knowing I would read it to my own children at bedtime and when they needed to learn their reading skills as well. Middle-grade and up recommended. Even adults can find something they may like inside its pages - and you never know, it may be just the treat you need to enjoy yourself this summer wherever you may be. Poems from my new book (Pressed Flowers) will be posted on my website once the book is released. One (1) poem per week will be released for (5) consecutive weeks for a total of 5 poems from my upcoming book, and a portion of the proceeds of the books sold between August-December will be donated to MSF, the Sea Shepherds, or the Ol' Pejeta Conservancy at the end of the year. Listed Below is a Link to My New Website . . . http://bigsalpoetry.com/ New website is up and running! NEW POEMS WILL NOW BE POSTED TO MY WEBSITE AND WRITE OUT LOUD. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MY UPCOMING RELEASES, MERCHANDISE, AND OTHER STUFF YOU'RE SURE TO LOVE OR HATE. Get your rhyme on people, and remember that writing solely on the discussion boards does not qualify you as a poet or an artist, okay genius? Walk through the trees - but expect to see a bard that doesn't sing for you. Rhyme King. Second to None. The Reason Lyrics will Persist into the Future. Check the Diction Wannabe Experts. And Please, Make Me Laugh with Your Lack of Scruples and Morality Itself. Bring your best so I can top it, or I can just start naming names. All poems part of this blog have previously been published and can be found in Big Sal's debut anthology, or other works soon to be released. Allais may be known across the spectrum as a cultivator of holorhyme, but Big Sal will be known as the Master Vintner that made it 200-proof. Read more below if you truly prefer your poetry to rhyme. Influences include but are not limited to: Sadistik, Grieves, Brother Ali, Slug, Vinnie Paz, Pablo Neruda, classic/cult filmography, and most things in life that rhyme more than 3 words within them, you simply have to find what they are. Remember, rhyme was originally thought to have been invented to retain information, lyrics, etc. Why you rhyme bro??? "Just sitting here listening to Atmosphere and Rhymesayers, trying to make ends meet." "If at first you don't succeed, then fuck it, sit down and write a poem about it." "Intellectualism is not measured by the words that you spit or the shit that you say, but by the feathers on the perch to wit with the six-pack today." "I love it when pretentious poets pretend that wakefulness as a human being signifies their true descent into madness." "Laughing my ass off watching Mac Lethal impersonate Kanye." "I'd rather skewer them in the heart than shoot them in the skull." "If I had as many followers as Trump, I'd be famous AND stupid." "I could tell you to kill a cat or to apply some poison, and would know you wouldn't do either until I opened the box to check." "Squeeze the citrus fruit to get its juice, but leave the dew be by morning." "I find the best quotes are often better if put into rhymes first." "Smart people advance society, and stupid people simply govern it." "If the body is a temple, then a mind is the mountain it solely rests upon." "Those that can - rhyme, and those that can't, bitch about it." "Learning to rhyme is like playing chess: yes even children can do it, but only the most ardent of thinkers can master it my friends." "Help save a species and support the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Sea Shepherds, or any other animal welfare organization willing to put themselves in harms way for the betterment of the world where others wouldn't. Or don't, and be just like every other prick detrimental to the survival of our fragile planet." "Your greatest mistake is believing that you know enough already." "If you throw trash in my yard, don't be surprised when I shit in yours." "With all the pretension on here, it's a wonder you can't throw a stone and hit diversity." "Politics aside - can't we all agree that birds are great?" "How can you expect to walk a bed of nails if you've never had a thorn in your foot?" "Kanye wants to be president, and the president wants to be Kanye's dumb ass." "Saying addiction is a disease is like saying Ben Affleck is really a bank robber because you don't know shit about movies." "Plagiarize my words at your own risk, but nothing stays hidden forever cowards." "Drone strikes kill kids and spooks lie about it." "You can give me a dollar to care, and it still wouldn't be enough." "I turn my swords inward and my guns toward the seas." "I truly wish there was enough time in a day to tell these pretentious poets just how much they suck." "I'm not here to be your friend. I'm here to learn enough before I die." "Right-wingers and Nazis like to talk shit on camera until they get punched in the fucking face." "Say my name out loud enough times and I may show up to your town like Candyman." "Give a bigot a platform and they'll take the city, but give them a gun and they'll take a bullet." "I'd rather watch The Lion King instead of reading Hamlet any day of the damn week." "You'd think posting pictures of guns online would make you seem tough, until everyone realizes what a sad sack you really are." "I started posting on this site to gain recognition, but now I think I'll stay just to piss you all off." "If prettying up words per say were shit from a bull, then the talentless hacks that think so are gutless capons." "Don't build a wall up, and then get mad at me when I can't find the door." "If you're such a saint with a gun, take your ass down to Mexico and fight the cartels tough guy." "Beware - pretentious poets are everywhere and hiding underneath every rock waiting to be called on their dumb shit." "Citing poetry to prove poetry is not poetry is as fucking stupid as writing on the discussion boards to prove how smart you are genius." "All it takes is an expert pilot to make a rookie mistake, and then you can mark the graves." "If only we could all play with guns and pretend to be soldier boys, then maybe the world would be a better place." "Rhyming is best done at night, on a full stomach, and when being grateful for the life you've lived." "When a writer claims they're not a poet, what they're really saying is 'Self-deprecation makes life easier on me'. Be humble people, not self-deprecating." "Those that claim that profanity is below them are some of the first ones to cry wolf about censorship and moderation." "Standing tall is like raining in a desert: you can only stand so tall for so long before the floodwaters take you and everything you've built by the end of the day." "If you're reading this, you should read the poems posted below instead." "Getting drunk is like going to a strip club in Mexico; the journey is always going to be better than the destination." "Check out the 'Poets of Hip-Hop' here on Write Out Loud, Ferris and I are gonna rip shit up!" "Sometimes I feel like giving a shit, but then I realize I have better things to do." "It's easier to give someone drugs than it is advice. With the drugs, we can convince them it's in their best interest to take it for whatever reason. However, that will never happen with advice for whatever reason." - BIG SAL QUOTES

Samples

[NEW POEMS BEING RELEASED WEEKLY ON MY WEBSITE FOR 5 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS. CHECK THEM OUT BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT BE POSTED HERE ON WRITE OUT LOUD!!!] CHECK OUT 'POETS OF HIP-HOP' HERE ON WRITE OUT LOUD UNDER GROUPS. . . New discussions, poetry, and collaborations going on! [Pending Audio/2019ish?] [New Poetry Anthology/E-book Coming Soon!] "Pressed Flowers" by Big Sal will become fully available August 21st, 2018 and the final book price will be $6.00 American. That's right, only $6 bucks for a brand new book targeted toward a younger demographic to hopefully get a new batch of them interested in reading once again. Contains no profanity, vulgar references, suggestive situations, or anything I wouldn't read to my own children. Get hyped, get ready, and get your rhyme on people! Link to my website right below: http://bigsalpoetry.com/ [Correction: I originally was going to offer it for $3.00, but upon nearing the publication date, I realized it would cost me money to print it off at that price instead of breaking even. It's never been about the money, but I still made a mistake and should've fixed it earlier. 2nd Correction: The final book price (original unsigned copy) for "Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems" will be $6.00 US. I once again apologize for any confusion regarding this matter.]

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Rose Casserley

Sun 19th Aug 2018 23:58

ok, so, you are big! but no way as big as these thanks for your ongoing support dude!

lorra love chuck!





Rose πŸ’‹

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 19th Aug 2018 17:20

Thanks for reading the last two poems and commenting Big Sal. It is appreciated I know you are so busy so taking the time out means a lot to me. Good luck for book launch. Can't wait..πŸ˜„

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Jane Briganti

Sun 19th Aug 2018 16:46

Big Sal,

Thank you for your continued encouragement! Your comment on "My Destiny" really gave me a boost in confidence. Your honesty is very much appreciated.

I must admit that since joining WOL, I have been editing previously written poems and I really feel that I am learning and improving! 😊😊😊Jane

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Kate G

Fri 17th Aug 2018 23:24

Hey Big Sal, still here... Sorry I've had one of those weeks. 😊 I'm glad you related to Afterlife. That notion of not existing always made me feel a little panicked so I had to capture it. Time to breathe out a bit for the weekend and catch up on some reading of the works of others.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Thu 16th Aug 2018 17:45

You truly have a gift Big Sal. You know exactly what to say and when to say it. You nurture, cajole, advise, praise. Amazing.
Don't ever stop..😘

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Taylor Crowshaw

Tue 14th Aug 2018 20:24

Thank you for your comments Big Sal. They are a poem in themselves.
πŸ’•

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Christine Renshaw

Tue 14th Aug 2018 18:21

Thank you... Thank you for your encouragement and comments on my work including my latest posting 'The language of Trees'
As a newbie here it's very helpful x

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 13th Aug 2018 08:36

I could never tire of hearing how you enjoy my work. We all desire appreciation. It is the balm that soothes the wounds sometimes left by the expression of raw emotions.
❀

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 12th Aug 2018 23:18

It is a big problem here in Ireland Big Sal..I found it a difficult subject. ❀

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 12th Aug 2018 15:12

I am humbled by your words of praise. Thank you it means so much. Mother's are amazing we should treasure them. I miss mine every day. X

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Jane Briganti

Sat 11th Aug 2018 20:58

Thank you Sal for commenting on "A Fly". Your positive reaction tells me it was worth the effort! I always enjoy reading your comments as they are honest and helpful.

Thanks again, Jane😊

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Jane Briganti

Sat 11th Aug 2018 16:34

Thank you Sal for commenting on "Alive". Whenever you have time, I would appreciate hearing your opinion about "A Fly". I tried to step out of my safety zone and write something different and I always appreciate your objectivity. Thanks, Jane

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 11th Aug 2018 16:12

Thanks Big Sal I prefer petite but it didn't rhyme..πŸ˜„

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 10th Aug 2018 20:25

Hi Big Sal, thank you yet again for some solid advice and ideas. Much appreciated.

My husband suggested I get rid of my books and bought a kindle. I am all for technology, but I love books they are so tactile.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Thu 9th Aug 2018 17:29

Thanks Big Sal need to start thinking about doing something with some of the poems..😊

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Jane Briganti

Thu 9th Aug 2018 16:29

Thank you Sal for the wonderful comment on 'Silently Sad'. Your remarks are always encouraging!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Wed 8th Aug 2018 17:24

Big Sal your poetry oozes emotion..I am in awe..thank you for your wonderful words.πŸ’•

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Christine Renshaw

Wed 8th Aug 2018 11:22

Thanks for your latest feedback on 'The Armchair of Oblivion' Big Sal - its very (very) encouraging to a new poet like me xxx

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elPintor

Wed 8th Aug 2018 00:04

Thanks for the link, Sal. I love the way the rhymes seem to be a means of roping in tangential ideas--like some central thought that just needs a little torque to bring to life its arms...almost galactic in concept.

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Jane Briganti

Tue 7th Aug 2018 07:35

Thank you Sal for reading and commenting on my poems. your continued support is appreciated!😊

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Christine Renshaw

Mon 6th Aug 2018 19:48

Thanks for your comments Big Sal. I've not posted many of my poems up here yet .Yes its getting dark everywhere ......Scary times

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 6th Aug 2018 15:34

Thank you for the feedback on Hope Ain't............. I have to say that it was my favourite poem to write. It sits nicely in my memory box to be called up for a rendition at a moments notice. Does that make sense?
Your comments are immensely encouraging.
I savour every one.
Thank you again Big Sal for taking the time to read my work.
πŸ˜„

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Trevor Wainwright

Mon 6th Aug 2018 09:38

Thanks Big Sal I will

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 5th Aug 2018 17:08

Hi Big Sal, yep I think it's a keeper..
😊

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Kate G

Sun 5th Aug 2018 03:01

Thanks for the comprehensive advice Big Sal, I feel like you have set me on the right path. I'll let you know how I go.

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Kate G

Sun 5th Aug 2018 01:52

Thanks for your encouraging comments on Bleeding Out Big Sal. I've not considered publishing my poems before and I guess I'm surprised and humbled that they have meant something to others too. If you have any wisdom to share on the publishing journey, I'd sure appreciate it. πŸ˜„

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 4th Aug 2018 16:27

Love it when you comment Big Sal...you have so many ideas thanks.
Taylor

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 4th Aug 2018 08:56

Thanks for commenting on Under the Stairs Big Sal. I have never intentionally written an epigraph. Although I do sometimes get commissions for short remembrance pieces.
I love your ideas. So grateful for your feedback.
Taylor😁

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yajaira

Thu 2nd Aug 2018 04:41

Hi Big Sal, thank you for your comment on "My Strawberry Milkshake" I'm always looking for ways to improve my writing (:

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Taylor Crowshaw

Wed 1st Aug 2018 17:04

Hi Big Sal, thanks for your comments on The Fox......
Hopefully all is well with the chucks after his visit.😊😊
Taylor

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