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According to website Outsider Poetry is Outsider Poetry, a literary review for those who create with mental illness, are self-trained, or create art and poetry that challenges cultural and academic norms. http://www.outsiderpoetry.com
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Atrocious Poems A To Z Makes Me the Leading Dadaist of the 21st Century

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Outsider Poetry is a literary review for Outsider Poets and artists who create with mental illness. or are self-taught.
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Rockford, IL creative team Jenny Mathews and Thomas L. Vaultonburg invite the public to a free reading of their new children's book Atrocious Poems A To Z at the RAAC tent at Rockford City Market June 23rd from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The book, an A to Z book, is all about the things that kids hate most, like vegetables, immunizations, haircuts, and sharing. The book also employs literary lessons that teach form, meter, and various literary terms such as oxymoron, paradox, and personification. The book is currently featured in an exhibit at the Rockford Art Museum titled Bittersweet Observations, which will run through October 1st. Each illustration from the book is on display with the poem handwritten by the author, Thomas L. Vaultonburg, next to it. The exhibit, with the theme of the darker side of traditional fairy tales, also features paintings by Jenny Mathews, Sarah Reed McNamara, Casey Riordan Millard, and a magical world created by local craftsman Jeremy Klonicki. The book is the second by the Rockford creative team, who published The Toughskin Rhinoceros Wrangler Company in 2012, and is the fourth book in the Rock River Literary Series, which seeks to find and publish the books of Rockford area writers. There will be readings from the book at 6 and 7 p.m., and children will be able to write their very own poems on the antique Zombie Logic Press typewriters. There will be special guests from other area arts organizations that teach music, art, and design to children, such as Smarty Pants Arts Academy, The Rock and Roll Institute, and Mainframe. The book can be purchased at the Rockford Art Museum gift shop, online at Amazon.com, and at the City Market event.
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Atrocious Poems A To Z Is a Wonderful New Children’s Book

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Atrocious Poems A To Z Is a Wonderful New Children’s Book I want to congratulate my fellow editor here at the Journal of Outsider Poetry, Thomas L. Vaultonburg, and his lovely partner Jenn
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Poetry, Thomas L. Vaultonburg, and his lovely partner Jenny Mathews, for publishing their wonderful new children’s book Atrocious Poems A To Z. As an educator, existential crisis counselor, and advocate the mentally ill, Thomas L. Vaultonburg has dedicated his career to giving voice to outsiders, children, and those who can’t speak for themselves. In this book he gives voice to that group of millions that we often do not take seriously: children. In twenty-six whimsical poems, Vaultonburg tries to empathize with the day-to-day “atrocities” that cause children anxiety. Issues like vegetables, sharing, vacuum cleaners might not seem like major dilemmas to adults, but for children they can be legitimate concerns. More serious topics such as bullies, monsters under the bed, and illness are also examined, and in a way that will allow children to identify and perhaps create a jumping off point for parents to discuss the underlying anxiety. Perhaps the most nuanced and effective aspect of the book is the interplay between the poems and the award-winning illustrations by Jenny Mathews, which will themselves be on exhibit in a show at Rockford Art Museum titled Bittersweet Observations this summer from June 9th through Oct 1. The book will be released June 9, 2017, but copies can be procured now through Kickstarter Being true to his core spirit as an educator, Vaultonburg incorporated several lessons about literary form, style, and device into the poems. These are don’t adroitly and not only don’t interfere with the simplicity of the poems, but add to them.
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Poems By Mojave Desert Poet Michael Dwayne Smith

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Outsider poetry by Michael Dwayne Smith
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Outsider poetry from the Mojave Desert by Michael Dwayne Smith 
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Raddies, Shaddies, and Maddies, Oh My!

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As explained by the vampire Aramus, portrayed by Vincent Price, to the horror writer R Chetwynd Hayes, played by veteran horror actor Joh
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Maddies, Shaddies, and Raddies from The Monster Club

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Poems and Photography By David J. Thompson

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Poetry and photography by David J. Thompson
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New Outsider Poetry By Thomas L. Vaultonburg

It's early voting day here in Illinois. It's after midnight and I'm not nearly done with my day. I have yoga left and I'm waiting for th
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It's early voting day here in Illinois. It's after midnight and I'm not nearly done with my day. I have yoga left and I'm waiting for the fantasy football waiver wire to come through and then I'll shower and get ready for bed. Later today I'll vote for Hillary Clinton. Earlier in the week I tried to organize all the poetry I had written since my last book, Submerged Structure, which I finished writing over ten years ago. I had to go through old computers and blogs to track down all the poems, and I'm sure I missed a few, but here are a couple I don't believe I have published anywhere on the internet.
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Outsider Poetry Magazine: Chicken Wings and Outsider Poetry

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Rockford Pages Poetry Slam Team: Rockford Poetry Slam Team Dealt a Blow With Departure of Outlaw Poet

Rockford Pages Poetry Slam Team: Rockford Poetry Slam Team Dealt a Blow With Departure of Outlaw Poet | Outsider Poetry | Scoop.it
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Outsider poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg became the first million dollar poet in the Outsider Poetry Slam League of America
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Outsider Poetry: Tim Russert's Thrombosis

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Zombie Logic Press announces release of new book

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Zombie Logic Press is proud to announce the release of the third book in its Rock River Literary Series, The Blood Dark Sea, by Rockford poet Dennis Gulling.
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What Is Outsider Poetry?

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What is Outsider Poetry? Who makes it? Where is it published? Are there any famous examples of outsider poets? These all seemed like good questions, so we sought out one of the world's foremost experts on Outsider Poetry, Dr. Henry Wolfsburg, editor of The Journal of Outsider Poetry, and a PhD in Poetry Therapy. The…
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Rancho Cucamonga Outsider Poetry

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As one of the five holy cities of Outsider Poetry, Rancho Cucamonga takes the tradition of Outsider Poetry very seriously.

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Rancho Cucamonga is famous for Outsider Poetry

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Poetry Therapy Techniques For Clinical Settings

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Poetry Therapy Techniques For Clinical Settings All clinicians working in institutional setting know that the insane can be difficult to work with. The traditional methods of controlling them:...
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Interesting scholarly article about poetry therapy techniques for institutional settings

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How Thomas L. Vaultonburg Became The Greatest Dadaist of the 21st Century

How Thomas L. Vaultonburg Became The Greatest Dadaist of the 21st Century | Outsider Poetry | Scoop.it
Atrocious Poems A To Z is a book that makes me the greatest Dadaist of the 21st century
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The story of how Thomas L. Vaultonburg became the greatest Dadaist of the 21st century
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Atrocious Poems A To Z: Teaching Poems For Children

Thomas L. Vaultonburg is raising funds for Atrocious Poems A To Z: Teaching Poems For Children on Kickstarter!

Atrocious Poems is a book to help children cope with childhood "atrocities" through fun poems that also teach literary form and device.
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Rockford based publisher, Zombie Logic Press, is proud to announce the release of its seventh book “Atrocious Poems A to Z.” This is the second children's book by Rockford creative team and real life couple Thomas L. Vaultonburg of Zombie Logic Press and Jenny Mathews of Rockford Illustrating. Atrocious Poems A To Z is a book about all the things kids love to hate. Vegetables, inoculations, haircuts, monsters under the bed, sharing etc. Twenty-six different amusing poems and illustrations designed to help children cope with these anxiety-producing moments of childhood. Many of the poems also contain lessons in literary form, theme, and literary devices such as oxymoron, paradox, onomatopoeia, and verbal irony. Limited editions of Atrocious Poems A to Z are available for pre-order through www.ZombieLogicPress.com and will make its debut June 9th 2017 at the Rockford Art Museum. Atrocious Poems A to Z's original pages will be included in an exhibition this summer at the Rockford Art Museum called Bittersweet Observations. “We are very honored to be part of this show at one of our hometown's most prestigious and integral institutions,” says Vaultonburg “It's a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about literary devices in a fun way.” The illustrations from the book can be seen at Rockford Art Museum from June 9th to October 1st.
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Works By R. Bremner

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Works of literature by R. Bremner
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Up, Up An Away In Jenny's Beautiful Balloon

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Would you like to take a ride in my beautiful balloon? Balloons by artist Jenny Mathews  Yes, I would like to be in one of thes
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Earl Gray and Outsider Poetry

Watching All the Colors of the Dark again and laying on the heating pad. Just finished my yoga for the day, and had my final cup of tea
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Donal Mahoney Misses Old Style Beer

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Donal Mahoney misses Old Style beer
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Donal Mahoney recently read the Outsider editor interviewed in Duotrope and found the invitation to poets to submit who suffer mental illness or disability. But since these ailments come in many forms, some detectable and others not so at least in public, it’s difficult for a writer who has made it through a long life knowing he isn’t quite right to submit to Outsider because he has not been labeled as officially labeled, medically or otherwise. Maybe that’s because he quit drinking four quarts of beer on Friday night, often the same amount on Saturday night, and lightened up with 10 or so vodka and Squirts on Sunday afternoon. He quit drinking and smoking three packs a day on the same day. The date is tattooed on his brain: November 23, 1961. He still misses Old Style beer. Mahoney has appeared in Outsider before and very much enjoyed it so he is no submitting once again, officially labeled or not. He wants to say, however, that his problem, whatever it is, has been relieved enormously by the process of writing, sometimes in three or more shifts of three hours a day, seven days a week. On nights he can’t sleep, he’s a woodpecker at the keyboard as early as 3 a.m. It’s one of only two obsessions in a lifetime of obsessions that would not attract the cops or make women angry. Sometimes thinks his poems should scream what he feels but he doesn’t like those versions. He’s not Bukowski and he knows it. Some of Mahoney’s relatively newer work can be found at http://eyeonlifemag.com/the-poetry-locksmith/donal-mahoney-poet.html#sthash.OSYzpgmQ.dpbs=. Some older work is at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com. Some of the poems on the latter site may have been written before he quit drinking with or without a bottle of Old Style. No computers then. Just a rickety Remington portable typewriter.
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Outsider Poetry: Achoo And Outsider Art In New Orleans

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Chemung Shamans Outsider Poetry Slam Team: Three Poems From Dennis Gulling's The Blood Dark Sea

Chemung Shamans Outsider Poetry Slam Team: Three Poems From Dennis Gulling's The Blood Dark Sea | Outsider Poetry | Scoop.it
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Dennis Gulling is not a member of the Chemung Shamans spoken word team, but he did publish The Blood Dark Sea.
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Outsider Poetry: Bradley Lastname Mentally Abrades Burt Bacharach

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A Dada Sonnet for Burt Bacharach by Bradley Lastname
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Rockford Poet Releases Book of Outlaw Poetry

Rockford Poet Releases Book of Outlaw Poetry | Outsider Poetry | Scoop.it
Rockford, IL – Zombie Logic Press is proud to announce the release of the third book in its Rock River Literary Series, “The Blood Dark Sea,” by Rockford poet Dennis Gulling. Dennis Gulling is a protege of Todd Moore, who taught English at Belvidere High School for many years, and is credited as the founder of the Outlaw Poetry movement. Gulling is himself a distinguished, although elusive poet with a thirty-five year history of publication, and was also the editor of Crawlspace magazine from 1980-1989 This one hundred page testimonial of the underbelly of American society is delivered like a gut punch, and finishes with a flourish of wry humor quick as a prison shivving. It is his first full-length collection of poetry. The Blood Dark Sea is a 35 year collection of poems about small timers finding themselves in bad places at the wrong time. Their misfortune is definitely the reader's gain, as the German concept of schadenfreude is raised to an art form by this poet and his keen observation detailing the worst moments in others lives. Gulling delivers his poems like short, unexpected bursts of gunfire in an idyllic suburban afternoon. The Blood Dark Sea is the third book in the Rock River Literary Series, an effort by editor Thomas L. Vaultonburg of Zombie Logic Press to promote Rockford writers, and expose them to a national audience. Two books a year are planned in the series, with the two previous books being Iced Cream by Jesus Abraham Correa VII and The Zen of Beard trimming by C.J. Campbell. The books are available locally at Phoenix Traders, and online at www.zombielogicpress.com. A book release party will be forthcoming in May at J.R. Kortman Gallery. Local authors may also contact Mr. Vaultonburg in regards to submitting their works for the Rock River Literary Series. Contact: Thomas L. Vaultonburg vaultonburg@gmail.com 815-231-6212

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Zombie Logic From Thomas L. Vaultonburg, Outsider Poet: Two New Outsider Poetry Blogs Spring Up Overnight

Zombie Logic From Thomas L. Vaultonburg, Outsider Poet: Two New Outsider Poetry Blogs Spring Up Overnight | Outsider Poetry | Scoop.it
Received a copy of Crad Kilodney's The Polymorphous Humour of Crad Kilodney tonight for my 47th birthday, then I created two new Outsider Poetry blogs.
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Two new Outsider Poetry blogs.

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Kokomo Outsider Poetry Federation

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Kokomo, Indiana, is a city famous for its cultural heritage.

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The Kokomo Outsider Poetry Society

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