Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange

The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible.


To the 66 poets who offered to send their book to another randomly selected poet in exchange for receiving a book from another randomly selected participant in the Poetry Super Highway’s 17th Annual Great Poetry Exchange.

We’ve contacted all participants with the details of who to send your book to. Thanks in advance for sending your book out within 2 weeks from receiving that e-mail and for notifying us via e-mail when you’ve sent it. If you didn’t get that email, please send us an email and let us know!

Look for the 17th annual Great Poetry Exchange in February, 2018

Books Pledged This Year

8th & Agony by Rich Ferguson
Poetry and prose that utilizes a contemporary lyricism and musicality to approach its subject matter. 8th & Agony cruises down open roads, through dark alleys, and head on into vibrant sunsets shining down on boulevards of dreams both broken and healed.

10 Stories Down by Vincent  Golphin 
The collection are poems drawn from daily encounters and observations from 2008 to 2012 in Beijing, capital of the People’s Republic of China. I approached the unfamiliar with the eyes and heart of an eager child. The result allows readers to look at life from a different vantage.

A.C. PAPA Issue #2 edited by Chris Bodor
Florida-themed literary journal. Issue #2 features poems, photos, personal essays, photography, fine art and fiction and prose by Larry Baker, Alan Catlin, Jim Draper, Ann Leshy-Wood Fuller, Lynn Skapyak Harlin, and two dozen more.

Alternatives To Silence by Ivan Klein
Alternatives To Silence is an eclectic mix of individual experience and historical/mythological subjects in a variety of styles. Characterized, I hope, by a seriousness of purpose and a relative faintness of an ideational self.

Average Bears by LB Sedlacek
These poems are all about the average: insomnia, speaking southern, ex-boyfriends, the middle class, trying to make a living as a musician, high school field trips, and more.

Baggage Claim by Perie Longo 
Poetry that embraces who and what to claim for keeps and what to let go. Subjects include early family memories, those that hang up at Security Check, travels, death of a husband, and young grandchildren.

Beasts in Our Midst by Michael Estabrook
Michael Estabrook poems in cahoots with Wayne Hogan’s fantastical drawings forming a modern Bestiary of sorts a mélange of real and mythological creatures some living some extinct some perhaps only in our imaginations.

Beyond Perspective by John Rowe
A chapbook of 26 poems published by Finishing Line Press (2015). Moments, encounters, explorations, journeys in the realms of dreams and the waking life, real and imagined states of being — with some magic and transformation along the way.

Border Line Poetry by D.W. Metz 
lines divide us, / with lines they / try to define us; / inspected at / the border, / lines blur.

Box of Surprises by Terez Peipins
“The universal longing for a place in the world is perfectly captured in these stunning, deftly crafted poems. Peipins takes us to the ancient spired of Riga, and the medieval towns of Spain, but beyond that, always to the places in our hearts.” Jill Adams, Editor of The Barcelona Review.

The Brubury Tales (Illustrated Edition) by Frank Mundo 
An ambitious homage to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, (written entirely in rhyming verse), The Brubury Tales (Illustrated Edition) takes Chaucer’s story and frame to Los Angeles just after the riots in 1992, where seven security guards on the graveyard shift swap tales in an impromptu storytelling competition for Christmas vacation time.

Cadillac Men by Rebecca Schumejda 
Cadillac Men is a poetic memoir about a pool hall and the stories of the players who came in to hustle.

Carnival by Joan Colby
CARNIVAL unleashes a vibrant and revolutionary spirit in poems that favor a skewed vision: sometimes effervescent, often dark.

The collector of moments by Jay Arr 
In this pamphlet Jay explores real and imaginary, private and public, past, present and future moments, writing about: the synchronicity of a Caravaggio and the TV news, a personal sanguine moment, an incident from Jamaica Inn, conversations with an artist and a Bo tree, concluding with what will persist.

The Cowardice of Amnesia by Ellyn Maybe
In perfect condition, signed by the author, beautiful cover by Viggo Mortensen.

Dear Gilbert Sorrentino & Other Poems by Jack e Lorts
Personal poems, sonnets, sestinas, literary & small town life.

Diary of an Open Mind by Gregory Bryant
This book was written in 2006.  It is my third book and a compilation of different feelings. From a disgruntled employee to tributes to 2 singing icons.  Also view of death and 2 scenarios of soulmates.

Do your chores, love dad by Larry Burns
This is a companion piece to an art exhibit of the same title. It appeared as part of a two month summer series of mini-exhibitions at the Riverside Art Museum.21 poems published using Createspace.

Doll God by Luanne Castle
Winner of the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, Luanne Castle’s poetry collection, Doll God, studies traces of the spirit world in human-made and natural objects–a doll, a tree, a hummingbird. Her exploration leads the reader between the twin poles of nature and creations of the imagination.

encricled by John Reinhart 
This collection focuses on the people who encircle the author – the people who circle us all – family, friends, coworkers, neighbors.

Escaped Without Injury by Carol Clark Williams 
Escaped without Injury is a 36 page chapbook celebrating the mysteries of an ordinary life: relationships, social issues, the myths through which we recognize ourselves as part of a greater pattern. It is a mix of formal and free verse by an author who is in love with poetry.

Faces in a Crowd by Mary Sayler 
Faces in a Crowd reminds us how much alike we are, even in our differences. These glimpses into human nature, spiritual matters, and our relationships with one another come alive in free verse, prose poems, and traditional poetry forms.

Finding Compass by Carolyn Martin 
From Maui to Mozart, baseball fields to biblical figures, Finding Compass revels in craft, humor, and musicality. These 46 poems will make you long and laugh and trust the powers that move the compass needle.

Fragments of Other Worlds by Russ Golata
A look at life’s great mysteries without any real answers. Looking at the human condition with a comical twist.

Gambling in Macáu by Stanley Barkan
This is a chapbook of one of the 38 poems I wrote while sailing the Yangtze river; specifically derived from a stopover in Macáu. It is printed in both English and Chinese translation (the latter by Zhao Si). Published by The Feral Press of Oyster Bay, Long Island, 2017.

God Bless Paul by CLS Ferguson
The Apostle Paul focused on the concept of love and how God intended this concept to be felt and expressed. Though I, as all people, have fallen short of this intention time and time again, the expression and encapsulation of my attempts is a piece of my process.

The Golden Swan by Seshendra Sharma 
This is about sanskrit poetry and poets.

The Heart is a Nursery For Hope by Elaine Reardon
short poems. Nothing over one page long. Can be viewed at website along with some poetry, or at amazon.

Hospice Bed Conversations by Alan Harris 
Hospice Bed Conversations is an unapologetically prosy collection of poems penned at the bedside of hospice, home care and nursing home patients. It captures the stark reality of dying while promoting the importance of listening to those voices before they are silent.

I Dream of Empathy by Marianne Szlyk 
Marianne Szlyk’s poetry chapbook, I Dream of Empathy, revolves around the themes of empathy for the earth, other people (including her mother and her first husband), and even herself.

I, Poetic Confessions, II by Curtis Smith
Poet, Curtis R. Smith takes us deeper into the heart, mind, and soul of his inner-being to allow us to explore his private, more vulnerable side. This book is a collection of poetry, short stories and pictures that speak truths covered in a wide range of emotions.

The Instrumentality of Communication: Poems and Other Oddities by Don Bellinger
These poems were born on the wrong side of the blanket. The act of creation all a blur. The instant they were born, they became something different. With that, I love them even more. Each time I visit them, they give me a new name.

Invented! part 1 by Rosalind J Lee 
Invented! Part 1, is spiral bound, & contains half of the poetry book, Invented! It’s a 72 font, fun! Great for reading aloud, & standing way back from the page! Is not on sale now. Please hand over to a centre/hospital for the Blind, when you have finished reading it.

Juggling Fire, Blindfolded by Eric Evans 
Evans’ book deals with the loss of old love and the welcoming in of the new. These are not divorce poems, per say, as they lack any such distasteful bitterness. Rather, with allusive nods to great music and film, they embrace the more complicated truths of the matter.

Jupiter Works on Commission by Jack Phillips Lowe 
Narrative poems about the comedy and drama found in working, and not working, in America today.

Just Now: 20 Portland Poets by Shelley Peters 
An anthology by Portland poets Ken Arnold, Ann Frances Dudley, Carol Ellis, Beth Ford, Jane Greenbaum, Stella Jeng Guillory, Dan Hannon, Oz Hopkins Koglin, Lois Leveen, Shelley Peters, Tiah Lindner Raphael, Karen Reyes, Caitlin Scott, Michael Selker, Leah Stenson, Barbara Surovell, Allison Tobey and Lisa Wible, edited by Peter Sears.

Kuan Yin: Flowers For Change by Beate Sigriddaughter 
Kuan Yin: Flowers For Change is a collection of poetic reflections gathered during one hundred days spent contemplating Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion and mercy.

Laughing With the Moon by Cona Faye Gregory-Adams
A hardbound book of varied styles of poetry and short prose, with delightful color illustrations by Aimee Wegescheide. 159 pages, signed copy

Lines Across Oceans by Nalini Priyadarshni
A collection of love poems exchanged and written in collaboration between Nalini Priyardarshni, in Punjab, India and D. Russel Micnhimer in Oregon, USA. Including some in diverse forms from other lands. Cover photo is by Dale Moreau, Maine, USA.

Lone Stars Poetry Magazine edited by Milo Rosebud
LONE STARS Magazine 25-30 pages of Contemporary Poets and Poetry. Published thrice a year.

Look Where She Points by Emily Vieweg 
This is the first chapbook by poet/playwright Emily Vieweg. This work examines the often conflicting roles of parenthood with attempting to maintaining a career, as well as seeing things in a swirling state of confusion. As well, the author experiments with form: some of the poems are distinctly “concrete”.

Lost And Found Poetry by D.M  Russ
I guess it was around two years ago I found some poetry that was lost, A goldmine of words, original unseen poetry, inside a yellow-stained old diary that dates between 1860 and 1880. What a feeling with each and every poem.

Love Poems From Hell by Zvi A. Sesling
This is a collection of 18 poems that revolve around the passion, pain and loss of love in one’s life. It is a chapbook that many people till relate to: love – a universal emotion experienced by all in their lifetimes. One editor said: “These are macabre yet comforting.”

Marriage and Other Leaps of Faith by Jeanie Greensfelder 
Marriage and Other Leaps of Faith, (Penciled In, 2015) displays universal aspects of marriage and an exploration of this human journey in other life leaps. Candid and amusing. 85 pages. Reviews on Amazon.

Mein Krap by Daniel Irwin
Book of poetry…some serious, some humorous, some somewhat irreverent. 52 pages, perfect bound.

The News Factory by Matthew Abuelo
The News Factory is collection of stories of some of New York City’s most brilliant personalities, people who will never be in feature films or hit the pop charts but who are brilliant, with wonderful ideas, artistic talents, story tellers, musicians and so on.

Opaque Melodies that Would Bug Most People by Corey Mesler
Opaque Melodies That Would Bug Most People will bug you with delight and a new, profound way of seeing the world.–Tim Suermondt

Paperlight by Claudia McGhee
Anticipation suspended in the moment before the first kiss. A mother singing to her unborn child. Lovemaking. A child exploring a playground. The aftermath of an argument. The poems in Claudia McGhee’s Paperlight invite you into the everyday connections that form, exist, and dissolve between parent and child, lovers, friends.

Poems in Water by Mary Langer Thompson 
Poems in Water (Green Fuse Poetic Arts, Loveland Colorado) is the first collection of 40 poems by Mary Langer Thompson, Senior Poet Laureate of California, 2012. It contains accessible poems of the ordinary and extraordinary. The cover art is by June Langer, the poet’s mother who began painting at 80.

Quietude by Joanne Olivieri 
Experience a poetic journey through life and love from the city by the bay to the streets of Hong Kong and back. Quietude speaks to cultural diversity with a focus on peace and tranquility. The connection between music and nature provides a melodic read through this collection of poetry.

Rectangular man Dream Horses by Don Kingfisher Campbell 
37 poems composed between June and December 2015, with titles like Hard Drive Soft Wear, In the Good Pharmacy, Semi-Automatic Suicide, The Skies Speak in Light, A pair of lips for the apocalypse, Facebook Newsfeed Sonnets, Snake and the Grass Tattooed, and Walk a Mile in Black Nikes.

Remembering Softly: A Life In Poems by Catherine Lawton 
A collection of poetry in both rhyme and free verse written at various times throughout the author’s life. These 65 poems together form a poetic memoir of a life lived in searching faith, faltering but constantly clinging to hope, while learning to love. Includes original color illustrations.

Romancing the Blarney Stone by Rick Lupert
The poet’s experience in Ireland, Rick Lupert’s 19th book of poetry – “Funny, observant and comforting, “Romancing the Blarney Stone” is a fine read from one of my favorite poets.” ~ Amber Tamblyn, author and Actress.

Sailing the Salish Sea by Ruth Hill
A home-printed chapbook of 40 poems and 10 colored photos of a sailing adventure on the west coast of British Columbia, this celebration of nature and human spirit is sure to delight. This is a well-presented 3-ring binder with author notes and a map.

The Secrets of Falling by LaDonna Witmer 
A collection of poems that chronicle a woman’s fall from grace, her climb back up, and everyone she meets on the long way down. Designed by artist Kathy Azada and featuring the photography of Patti Monaghen.

Siberia by Kendall A. Bell 
18 poems about longing, isolation and escape with titles based off of lyrics by Canadian singer/songwriter Lights.

The Silence of Sleighs by Neil Meili
The sound between the notes, and Neil’s multi-interested views on life

Sparrow by Kelsi Rose
Sparrow is an adventurous statement in poetic style -and in life resolution- that anchors us in humanity and encourages our relationships with wildflowers and daydreams. It is based in the gained knowledge of our experiences and it changes our world for the better.

Target Practice by Jan Chronister
Published in 2009 by University of Wisconsin.

Terra Treblinka: Holocaust Poems by Hanoch Guy
“These are fierce and heartbreaking poems. Bristling with passion and rage.In their specificity these poems what it demonstrate what it means to keep the legacy of the Holocaust alive in the present.” Laura Levitt, Professor of Religion,Jewish studies and gender,Temple University

Thawed Stars by Alice Pero
Alice Pero, poet and flutist is widely published in magazines & anthologies. Her first book of poetry, Thawed Stars, was hailed by Kenneth Koch as having “clarity and surprises.” She founded the reading series, Moonday in 2002. Pero is a poet/teacher since 1991 and founder of chamber music group, “Windsong.”

What if the Sky Falls? by Bhisma Upreti 
Altogether 31 poems of various theme and context including love, social phenomena, nature etc have been included in the book. Poems are originally written in Nepali. Later, they are translated into English. So, the readers can get the Nepali test in the poem.

Who Are We Then? by Ed Werstein
Werstein’s chapbook, Who Are We Then?, shows us our society dividing further into “haves” and “have-nots” as “crumbling bricks of abandoned factories”. His strong images, and insightful questions step off the soapbox and march straight into our hearts, with much music and gravity. —Bruce Dethlefsen, Wisconsin Poet Laureate

Who Will Love the Crow by Miriam Dunn 
Dunn’s poetry is described as elemental, traditionally-inspired and cerebral, concise and beautiful. Their gorgeous themes and imagery are elegantly packaged into a readable contemporary form that hearkens also back to romanticists… rife with sensuality and tension.

The Worcester Fragments by Neil Leadbeater
A collection of 25 poems set in the county of Worcestershire, England. These are predominantly rural poems with cultural, literary and sporting connections. Some use is made of Old Worcestershire words but a glossary is included which explains their meanings.

Words of Power, Dances of Freedom by Jon Wesick
This new collection of the 116 poems reveals the insight, wit, and wisdom of one of our most widely published and respected poets. A fixture in the poetry landscape of San Diego for two decades, Jon Wesick shows why audiences have been smiling, laughing, and cringing with him.