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Big Sal

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"The Tyrian Tesseract", releases February 28, 2019. My 3rd official anthology release, and it hosts something amazing within its pages. A veritable defender of G.O.A.T., a nexus of creativity, and possibly the Eighth Wonder of the Known World. Doggerel has never been so fun. The Greatest Tale Never Told . . . This is the best work I've done to date in my entire life, and I want to share this with all of you. No set price as of yet, but I will update this as the days go by. ______________________________________________ Inspired by classic films and concept albums the world over, this book of 40 brand-new poems is also replete with collaborations including ones with Becky Who and John Marks both from Write Out Loud, and many more poets! A woman imprisoned in a place without time or space is manipulated into a horrific situation of no escape. Each poem is a different memory or shard to her existence as she struggles to escape the prison she finds herself in. Like a bird caged until it is set free only to die in the woods later, the story lends itself to a sorrowful conclusion. However, inside the shell of a glum fate and interesting twists and turns lies the soul of something much bigger than ourselves. Chased to the ends of the labyrinth this woman calls a home, things come to a head when she attempts to escape her constant imprisonment and away from the monstrous entities keeping her chained to her bed. Not only do I promise you an unforgettable epic told in successive poetry, but I also promise you the greatest rhymes you will ever hear or read in any piece of writing for the rest of your life - this I swear to you. The woman of this story is ready to meet her allies at the crossroads, so what are you waiting for? Gird your loins and get ready, because IT. IS. ON !!! ((( 02/28/2019 )))


A dice-based board game that plays like a very basic RPG mixed with a chess-derivative. . . "Of Soldiers & Strongholds (Prototype Edition)" now available for $25 USD + shipping costs to your location. Message me if you are interested. Details can be found on my Instagram - @bigsalboardgames. This PayPal link can also be used to buy signed copies of any of my books. Signed copy of "Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems" comes with a free piece of merchandise and costs $15 + shipping costs to your location. Game comes with two sets of 7 polyhedral dice, 20 six-sided colored dice, 1 rulebook, 9 colored blocks, and 2 white rolling dice all wrapped in a nice, purple bubble envelope, stamped in custom stickers, and sent directly to your door. I put as much into my board games as I do my poetry, even if I may not be as good at one than the other. Direct message me here or on Instagram @bigsalboardgames to inquire about a game I make. I make minimalist board games. Follow me: @bigsalboardgames on Instagram for exclusive updates on my latest releases! Free haiku by me, now available on my Instagram page (@bigsal50) Exclusive content not seen here on Write Out Loud. Check it out and spread the love! I am a master of holorime, aka the act of rhyming entire sentences. Second to none at rhyme. I may not make as much money as you in this life or the next, but if rhyme were a drink - I'd drink your fucking ass under the table in 3 seconds flat. No offense fella, but don't come at me unless you come fully stocked, locked, and loaded pal. A poet's poet, and lyrically your worst fucking nightmare. Or your best friend - depends on how you look at things. I tend not to look at things. ;-) "PRESSED FLOWERS & OTHER POIGNANT POEMS" Out NOW!!! Pick one up today for $5.99 US on if you love your poetry to rhyme! Check out the Promo Video I put on YouTube. ______________________________________________ I will now be posting links to songs I find relevant to poetry itself. I'm no professor, but I think they are great inspiration to get people to further improve instead of stagnate, as they helped me through similar situations many times. I do not promote any artists but myself, and these are all opinion pieces. Feel free to take a listen and enjoy the tunes while you break from reading poetry. "Middle of June" by Noah Gundersen

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Tue 18th Dec 2018 16:37

Thanks Big Sal.
May I just call you Big?
if you would allow
that would be big of you.


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David Irvine

Tue 18th Dec 2018 15:41

Hello Big Sal

Thanks for your kind words on my attempts at poetry. Hope you have a fantastic Christmas.



Mon 17th Dec 2018 23:36

Hi Big Guy
First off my friend, I must thank you for introducing me to elPintor. Following your advice I wasted no time in looking up the names you propounded.

'Heosphoros' was an introduction to another dimension of poetry. So often I feel the lines between ‘love and light’ good and evil are indivisible.

Angels of darkness are, all too often given a bad press. Lucifer was a rebellious soul but the hypocritical Christians have done far worse things here than any angels of darkness could do in our corporal world.

Was/is Lucifer the ‘The light bringer’? Good, evil, dark, light… It’s all a matter of perspective in my books.

I have an extensive library of esoteric books. .They are indeed arcane and mysterious.

If I committed a serious crime the ‘press’ sic. Would have an absolute field day making it known that I had huge collection of occult books and was a devil worshiper.

This ‘fact’ in reality could not be further from the truth. It would be a true statement in one sense of the word and also an utter lie…

It would peek the ‘imagination’ of many a reader and sell papers.

I have a strong secular conviction, as many of the topics and subjects of my poetry will portray.

However it would also be true to say I have absolute proof positive that I have conversed with realms outside of most people’s knowledge and certainly their current believe and understanding (religious or otherwise)

Truly, I am an impiety and a believer an oxy-moron indeed.

I always respect your comments and am grateful for your insight and often the historical content that adds depth to the subject matter.

In my book (yet to be published to this world) Poetry is a ‘medium’ (excuse the pun here) to enter the realms unseen and transmute the esoteric to exoteric.

Blessed be


Mon 17th Dec 2018 18:17

ha. I would like to order a Russian bride.
What's the address?
and....who do I make the check out to?
V. Putin?



Fri 14th Dec 2018 17:02

Hiya Big Guy I got round to replying to the post you were waiting for ... can't put here due to spacing issues and shit like Bold Caps

Great to know your here mate
ad avid follower

Yours Po

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Ghazala Lari

Fri 14th Dec 2018 10:35

Thank You Big Sal for your kind appreciation....😊


Thu 13th Dec 2018 05:09

investigate in private
publish in public.

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Ghazala Lari

Tue 11th Dec 2018 15:20

Dear Sal, thank you for reading my poem.... 😄 yeah it looked like an ostrich egg to me, growing inch by inch daily...hahaha💪

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Ghazala Lari

Mon 3rd Dec 2018 07:06

thank you for reading and appreciating my work... 😃

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Sun 2nd Dec 2018 23:39

Thanks so much for your comment on The Wind Is Howling. Really appreciate it 💪 T.


Sat 1st Dec 2018 11:50

cook up some poems.
it doesn't take much.
thanks for your response.


Tue 27th Nov 2018 00:26

i had it checked.
said i was about
a quart low.

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 26th Nov 2018 13:54

thanks for the comments on my 'Egyptian rant' Sal - I just felt some real empathy for a 3000 year old who thought they were journeying to an after life only to find it would be under fluorescent museum lights. In death we have no respect.
Keep up the good work mate - still reading and enjoying your sparky style

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Joe Williams

Sun 25th Nov 2018 14:08

Well spotted. That's because I haven't moved my arms in 17 years!

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Sun 25th Nov 2018 13:40


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Sat 24th Nov 2018 21:43

I wanted to say thank you for your comment on my profile Big Sal. We must have variety in the word world, and thoughts and style can all behave in unique ways. The fact remains that your comments to people here are always polite and creative, which I hugely admire. One of the things I like with live reading groups is the interaction of different styles. In my own case, I try to dress my ideas with care and craft.( As with music, my other love-) to project whatever tickles our inspiration.

Cheers my friend. Ray

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 19th Nov 2018 13:38

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments, which are always welcome..💕

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Bruce Levine

Mon 19th Nov 2018 01:44

Great blog Big Sal!!!

Keep doing what you do!!!!!!


Bruce Levine

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 15th Nov 2018 14:07

thanks for your comment on 'a poppy in winter' Sal - I do like to mix-up my topics and delivery style - a bit like doing a crossword the exercise of writing to a poetic form on an unfamiliar subject allows a bit of research + a dose of control - I think that then helps when writing in a more 'natural' and preferred style.


Sun 11th Nov 2018 16:52

now that's a cool photo.
looks exactly what
a Big Sal
should look like.
Big Bad Sal!

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Sun 11th Nov 2018 10:17

Love the photo!!! 😘

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 11th Nov 2018 06:50

Great profile pic..

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Ankita Srivastava

Sat 10th Nov 2018 18:10

Just wanna say thank you 😊


Tue 6th Nov 2018 21:29

good response from Big Sal.
is there a "little Sal"?

Support your local Police & Poet.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 6th Nov 2018 15:21

thanks for your comments on 'that which autumn leaves' Sal. I adapted it from a short story I wrote quite a few years ago. The producer of the audio worked on it late one night in the studio when I wasn't there - he was on his own and had a baseball bat secreted under the mixing desk as he was spooked by the backing so much :-)
that's the sorta horror I like


Mon 5th Nov 2018 22:30

Thank you sir.
Now I am speechless or wordless.

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 31st Oct 2018 11:00

thanx for the kind comments on 'a sting in the tail' Sal - yes, I deliberately wrote humble bee rather than bumble be - strange how your mind inserted the missing word - might give that a try on a whole poem in the future - like a replacement rhyme that hints at the word you're expecting. Could be interesting.
I don't think most folk realise the importance of bees to the world's eco systems - they just think of them as pests who make honey. Big shock on the way if people can't adapt their understanding to their real purpose and care for them.
thanks for commenting mate

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Jon Stainsby

Wed 31st Oct 2018 10:11

Thanks for your comments on my profile.

I enjoy reading your work. It is very different to mine.


Tue 30th Oct 2018 11:00

Do not use sticks on writers
too flimsy
use a club instead
you'll eventually get my attention.


jennifer Malden

Fri 26th Oct 2018 22:59

Thanks for the speedy comment on The Legacy! There's not much poetry in it perhaps too much of a list. Greatly appreciated.

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