Three of my poems are in Big Hammer
#13. The poems are titled Worker’s
Compensation Blues, They Bill Him Out,
and Jobs Are Hard To Find In Rural Ohio &
If You Call OSHA, This Place Will Close.
I’ve been grinning like a fool for the past
two days, because I’m holding a copy in
my hands. Edited by Dave Roskos, who is
an excellent poet, Big Hammer is an
awesome zine full of big names and even
Big Hammer #13 is dedicated to Mary Beth Roskos and Dave Church.
Many people are familiar with Dave Church’s powerful work. Yes, it is in
I found a link for ordering from outlaw poetry and free jazz network,
which is one of my favorite places to read on the net. To check it out or place
an order, click HERE.
After you click the above link, scroll down and look at that fellow’s picture.
Yep. Kell Robertson is in there showing the world how it’s done. If you’ve
read this site for any time now, you know how much I love Kell’s work. But
I’d better hush about that, or I’ll start talking about flaming arrows going
through my country soul or some such girlie stuff.
My tip of the hat to Kell isn’t intended to discredit anyone else, though. I love
Dave Roskos has been bringing great poetry to the world for a long time, and
IniquityPress/Vendetta Books publishes high quality work. If you want
to read poetry about real people, poetry with teeth, blood, soul and sweat,
then this is the place to go.
Instead of looking at my pathetic attempts to download pictures, look at this
link from outlaw poetry and free jazz network to see more Iniquity
Press titles HERE. There is a great bio of Dave Roskos and his work. I also
love the description of the people Dave publishes. I almost fell off my chair
when I read about the old tire soap trick. I thought my family invented that
The books are excellent. Right now, I’m reading light dark light by Tom
Kryss, and I’m blown away. Thank you, Dave.
I encourage everybody to check out all the titles and all the Big Hammer
issues in the links above. It will be easier for folks in the states to order Big
Hammer #13 by sending ten bucks via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail (no checks please) to POB 54, Manasquan, NJ 08736. The work is