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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Five MONTHLY Poetry Magazine

Blog Posted:2/26/2014 2:21:00 PM
Hi every one!

I wanted to make you aware of this new start up Magazine, because IT PAYS ROYALTIES!

It has also come up with what appears to me to be a new concept WHICH IS VERY GOOD FOR WE POETS [Yo! Scott! Chan!] Each issue contains only 5 poets & is made for

PDF [computer or tablets]

EPUB [Nook & Sony Reader]

MOBI [Amazon Kindle]

To get a copy of this months issue is only $3.99

new link

I was chosen as one of five poets to appear in this MONTHS addition, I was thrilled because they chose my Crown Sonnet [which is 3 pages long in itself!] and three other poems. So if you are interested in my work and would like to get a copy I think you'd really enjoy the poems and the exposure to four other first class poets. [And a few bucks of potential royalties would help with the electric bills!]

Please DO think about submitting your own work here

Don't you think SOUP could do something like this for us?

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 11:07:00 AM
    YEAH! One of the editors there puzzled about my problem for a whole day, and then fixed it! I have no idea if it was just a "Canadian thang" or what, but anyways, got it! Lovely! Nice layout and some other good poets in there. Neat concept. I do (cannot lie) prefer a bound book, real paper... but it is more economical (and environmental, I suppose) to go digital. The day I buy a Kindle is the day that books become illegal. Hugs ... Cyndi... horrible thing happened yesterday. Just down the street, there is a railroad... plenty of trains, took some time to get used to... well, yesterday a man jumped in front of one. We missed witnessing it by five minutes, thank goodness, Verity was in the car

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/2/2014 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was all so upsetting.. his boots... his boots were there... not myself, today, obviously... there has been so much going on here in just three months. Last week, a shooting! the town has 8,000! What the??
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/2/2014 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    All she saw was like a dozen police cars, lights flashing, a forensic crew and Daddy turning the car around as quick as he could. Our street was blocked. We had to leave town, go down a back highway. We'd been, LITERALLY, 1 min from home. We could see home, couldn't get to it...
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Congratulations, Debbie!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 3/1/2014 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Roy!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 8:22:00 PM
    Yaba dabba doo!!! Congratulations, dear Deborah!! I'll check the link.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:34:00 PM
    Did you click on the NEW LINK word above in my blog hon? Flo got through alright?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/28/2014 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, for $35 she will get your edition, as well. The editors contacted me and apologized. They let me know that I can purchase the KINDLE EDITION via amazon. Sorry, hon, really really really tried to buy your edition. :( The magazine is looking into the problem. Let me know if anyone can buy JUST Vol 8 (I believe, yours) Could it be some problem with me being in Canada? Maybe, hope so!
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/27/2014 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    But she will get my addition too yes?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/27/2014 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I tried that way, yes. They sent me email confirming that I have an account. I can only fill out the billing information. Flo did not buy YOUR edition, she subscribed for the whole year (nice, but I can't swing that right now) I contacted the editors. hopefully they can help
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:08:00 PM
    ARRRRGH! I spent 45 minutes trying to make it work. It won't move off the billing section! I have no idea why! It shows the order area "grayed out" there is no next button. Gotta make dinner. Really wanted to buy this! When I went to Amazon as they said it wasn't for Five magazine!

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 3:59:00 PM
    Thanks nette & Teddy I wish you both luck too!

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 1:44:00 PM
    clap, clap debie... i wish i could get a copy but you know how it is over here... wishing you more success!.. huggs

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 9:25:00 AM
    Showers of applause to you Debbie! :-)

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:46:00 AM
    That's a marvelous idea... A PoetrySoup Magazine! And we have everyone assembled who can add to it! Let winning a PoetrySoup Contest get them in it!... That would increase our readership, too. Bravo! Congratulations on being featured!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/27/2014 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS doesn't want to run Contests any more they have never judged the last one they wrote, we have to think of another way
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:37:00 AM
    Congrats Deb, this is great news. Will check it out when I have time. You go girl! BG

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/27/2014 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Barbara nice to hear from you!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:05:00 AM
    Congrats cher...Not surprised at all and yes, ditto to the last sentence of your blog. Gonna check them out as soon as I finish this comment...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/27/2014 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes you should cher you definitely have a unique voice!
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:18:00 PM
    This is great news Debbie! It's always so awesome to hear about the success and recognition one of our soup family it!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:11:00 PM
    Thanks Catie if you need help let me know! Thanks Andie! Craig, Chris! Flo!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 7:46:00 PM
    Congratulations, Debbie! Awesome news. I still have the link you sent to my email, but didn't see how to do a submission...hmmm...or maybe i have just forgotten. I think I shall give it another look, and Yes, I will subscribe too. :)

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 7:20:00 PM
    big congrats to you. That is so cool, Debs. Yeah, that would be awesome if Soup did it for us.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:25:00 PM
    Awesome Debbie!!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Hey everyone this is a real HELP take a read?

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:01:00 PM
    Congratulations, Doobie! I like the "five" concept and title of this magazine.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/26/2014 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes IF you get picked [I bet YOU would Chris] you really get some room to show your stuff, much more intimate than an anthology! And inexpensive! So more folks can read your work!
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:52:00 PM
    Like it on facebook too

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:49:00 PM
    Thank you David & Becca! and of course Flo! [she's very modern she has one of those things right Flo?]

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 2/26/2014 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL I have several different ones BUT...only to keep up with my daughters! lol
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:12:00 PM
    Just set up my yearly subscription!! woohoo!

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 2/26/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You would think they could. But several phones are compatible with the reading formats Five offers so others could always download it that way. I know I know... you don't use yours. lol
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/26/2014 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    awwww really SO COOL! I don't have one of those things? Kindle? BUT it does seem most folks do now & if Soup didn't have to put out an actual product and could work with a mere say 6 poets a months it seems like we should be more able to handle something like this?
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 2:50:00 PM
    CONGRATS DEBBIE!! And thank you for sharing the info ;)

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 2:34:00 PM
    Debbie very well done, David

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 2:28:00 PM
    Good deal. Will check this out, Debbie.

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My Past Blog Posts

Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 10:48:00 PM
The Power and Peril of Punctuation
Date Posted: 10/9/2014 8:49:00 AM
Aiming for Poetry as an ART
Date Posted: 10/4/2014 2:19:00 PM
More, More, More
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 5:22:00 PM
Published Poetry of the 21st Century [not mine]
Date Posted: 9/28/2014 2:41:00 PM
HELP the Meow Meow Pussycats!!!
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 3:54:00 PM
What Does Debbie Sound Like???
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 11:53:00 AM
Eunoia Review
Date Posted: 8/23/2014 7:58:00 AM
Date Posted: 7/30/2014 3:16:00 PM
Thank Ruben! OH Oh, Mr. O
Date Posted: 7/24/2014 7:38:00 PM
SHUF Home of Experimental Poetics
Date Posted: 7/22/2014 3:52:00 PM
Grrrr PS please STOP
Date Posted: 7/17/2014 8:27:00 AM
Dead Snakes
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
I got 'splaining to Do!
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 11:03:00 AM
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 3:42:00 PM
Tincture - A Fine Magazine
Date Posted: 6/5/2014 3:22:00 PM
Smart and Small, Yet Says it All
Date Posted: 6/1/2014 5:42:00 PM
I'm Waiting!!
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 8:22:00 PM
Help Me
Date Posted: 5/17/2014 12:40:00 PM
Last Call Anyone Else want help? Spring haiku Contest
Date Posted: 5/13/2014 11:37:00 AM
Some Good Advise
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 3:21:00 PM
Andrea Dietrich, Joanne Grisetti, Susan Burch
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:17:00 AM
A Ghost Hunt by Jack Horne
Date Posted: 4/9/2014 5:32:00 PM
Intro to a VERY Friendly Publisher
Date Posted: 4/6/2014 5:17:00 PM
Thoughts on Faith
Date Posted: 3/29/2014 7:07:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/22/2014Blessed OutcomesAlexandrinedesire,devotion,love,myth
10/21/2014Above the BroadVersemen,woman,
10/21/2014The Oracle's DescentRispettomythology,
10/20/2014The Party's OverVersebetrayal,
10/20/2014Fall's BountySonnetbeauty,
10/15/2014Dark Angels of HighgateSestinadeath,
10/3/2014Destiny Number 5Limerickfunny,
9/30/2014Forever Blowing BubblesLimerickhumor,
9/28/2014Free FormVerselife,
9/23/2014Eccentric EyesSonnetpain,
9/23/2014Hiding PlacesHaibunabuse,
9/23/2014Daddies GirlFree versechildhood,
9/16/2014Holy is the LambFree versepeople,philosophy,
9/3/2014The Devil Made Me Do ItHaibunanger,feelings,relationsh
9/2/2014Watching the Shadows GrowTrioletnature,
8/26/2014Love Froze the FlameGhazallost love,love,
8/21/2014Mist RiseOttava rimabeauty,
8/19/2014Bewitching PowerRhymemen,power,
8/15/2014Unknown InnocenceSonnetfaith,
8/13/2014Mi CorazonLyricromance,
8/12/2014What Ever Gets You Through the NightVersefaith,
8/10/2014A Different FearVerseabuse,
8/7/2014Prayer for HarvestVersesky,
8/4/2014Black Ships SailTail-rhymeabsence,
7/31/2014The Sky Larked MoonVersemoon,
7/31/2014White Shoulder DreamsFree versemissing you,
7/31/2014Masked at MidnightBlitzmurder,mystery,
7/28/2014Velvet as Laughter - BlitzVersejoy,
7/24/2014Soar Among StarsVersegrowth,
7/22/2014Peek A BooVersebaby,
7/19/2014Ride Sally RideBalladsexy,
7/19/2014sun showerHaikucelebration,
7/19/2014Turtle BridgeFree versemythology,
7/17/2014The Scent of WaterVerselife,
7/15/2014The Great Turtle and Sky Woman Rhymemythology,
7/12/2014The Clarity of EyeSonnetuplifting,visionary,
7/11/2014Shattered StagesVerseloss,
7/4/2014Debbie's Rhyme SchemaVersefun,
7/1/2014Moonlight KissesGhazalsea,
6/24/2014Going DownLimericklust,
6/24/2014Dick's PickLimerickgirlfriend,
6/17/2014Lord Harry's FrontLimerickfunny,gender,
6/13/2014Sea SawVersesea,
6/10/2014Dream CatchersSijoappreciation,change,
6/9/2014Glass BellsFree versebeauty,
6/7/2014The Virgin, the Villian and the Black DogSonnetlost love,
6/2/2014Munch's Moon Verselonely,longing,
5/18/2014Smiling CharmedVersetime,
5/17/2014The Day's MourningTerzanellebereavement,
5/16/2014blonde bombshellSenryudeath,
5/16/2014I See Your ShellTerza Rimaabuse,introspection,sad l
5/15/2014Picture PerfectVersebeauty,
5/15/2014Sunset ComplimentDizainbeauty,
5/7/2014MacCool's ToolLimerickallusion,humor,
5/2/2014The Red TideKyriellechildhood,violence,war,wi
4/30/2014Antique KnightsGhazalcar,cool,
4/22/2014Blood MoonCoupletchange,death,eulogy,
4/22/2014-drainpipes rattle on - TankaTankaspring,
4/21/2014Thunder DomeSonnetlife,
4/17/2014Wolf PactsSonnetpolitical,pollution,pover
4/17/2014Thread TimeVerseuplifting,
4/16/2014Itty Bitty SpringTankanature,
4/16/2014Wind BornFree versedream,
4/12/2014Crest FallenVersecolor,
4/8/2014Skin DeepFree versemagic,
4/7/2014Dark And Mystical Versenight,
4/5/2014Tick Tock - Itty BittyFree verseage,funny,
4/4/2014Sweety PeepsVersecandy,child,
4/2/2014Trash Talkin'Free versepoems,
4/1/2014The Handy ManLimerickfunny,funny love,
3/28/2014 March GoosebumpsSonnetspring,wind,
3/23/2014St Catherine's WheelFree versesky,
3/19/2014He Crowed the NightFree versenight,
3/15/2014Memories on the BranchRhymeseasons,
3/14/2014Crotches and ScotchesLimerickfunny,
3/13/2014Pushing the EnvelopeFree versespring,
3/7/2014Life is What You Make ItSonnetloss,
2/28/2014Dewberry CobblerHaibungrowing up,
2/24/2014Remember Kent StateFree versewar,
2/22/2014What's White Got to Do With ItRhymenostalgia,parody,
2/21/2014The Naughty BoyQuatraincare,
2/21/2014Dumb BroadAcrosticlost love,
2/9/2014Corpus delictiCrown of Sonnetsaddiction,family,grief,lo
2/8/2014For Get Me KnotsRhyme royaldeath,eulogy,funeral,lost
2/7/2014A Stone in the Cold 7th VerseSonnetnature,
2/2/2014Cafe MusingsFree verselove,
1/28/2014Be Not JulietItalian Sonnetchildhood,death,love,love
1/22/2014Death's Courting - ConstanzaVerse 
1/19/2014Snap ShotsAcrosticcute love,emotions,film,f
1/17/2014The Inside GirlKimochild,rain,
1/8/2014Westward MovementFree versedevotion,love,peace,
1/5/2014Eternities MawFree verseabsence,visionary,
1/4/2014Comin' Hame - Coming Home -Scottish DialectTerza Rimaabsence,culture,faith,far
1/3/2014Diamonds in the SnowCoupletnature,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
GodFree verselife,mystery,
Hard TimesCowboycowboy-western,family,fun
For Things Once CountedRhymeintrospection,loss,uplift
Defender of the WastesFree verseart,life,parody,world,
this is why i woo wordsVerseart,inspirational,philoso
ForbearFree versesad,
Gold FeverFree versefaithfaith,political,
SplatteredI do not know?life
EchoQuatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe)Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily DickinsonLyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the BeginningFree versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting PearCoupletfaith,hope
flyFree verseanimals
ABC's for a Young CaptainABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New YorkFree verselifeworld,light,light,
WoodcutterI do not know?warold,old,
DreamsFree versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of ChipsNarrativefunny
Weep O WillowsVersedeath
Harlem BluesFree verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers EverlastingFree versenostalgia
EASTER IVYNarrativefriendshipeaster,,cousin,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
End of daysRhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life NightmareNarrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW)Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back stropheImagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Remission (In Memory of William Watt).Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
The Day That Died ForeverFree verseadventure,angst,art,confu
Summer MatineeNarrativebrother,me,
The Moon and II do not know?hope,life,love,nature,pea
Seeking, SearchingFree verseimaginationlove,
BEFORE SPRING CAMENarrativeadventure,animals,childho
Wild Cherry TreeFree versechildhood,devotion,nature
Words from the OracleLayallegory,philosophy
ScienceFree verse 
Mona Lisa resemblesChokaart
AND WITH MERRIEST SPIRITQuintain (English)faith,father,holiday,insp
Cotton-Pickin' ParadiseVersechildhood,life,nostalgia,
Where The Sycamore GrewFree verseautumn,family,house,life,
LarksFree versedeath,devotion,imaginatio
Big BangLimerickfunny,science
winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) meFree verse 
LetI do not know?loveme,me,
He Was Smoking HotI do not know?funny
Alabaster NightFree versenature,sea,
Haunted OrbHaikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & TeacupsRhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not TomorrowFree versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The RoseFree verselost love,loveday,
The Joy that Sweetly StaysFree versehappinessjoy,
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
Biography (Thesis Statement)Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure FusionVerseart,sports
Dancing Bird - with video linkFree verseanimals,introspection,nat
Poem for a sensuous poetFree versefantasy,on writing and wo
The Road Walked Down Through the YearsRhymelife,on writing and words
The Iceman Cometh!Rhymenostalgia
He says/ She saysNarrativelife
I've seen so manySonnetintrospectionnight,night,
Searching for MichelangeloFree verseart,hope,life,people,imag
When Madness Rides on MoonlightSestinalovegod,light,god,life,li
Falling StarsFree versehopestar,star,
Before the City WakesSonnet 
realisation of self (War Child)Free verseme,me,
Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado)Rhymefunnyme,me,
Late at nightLyricimaginationme,fear,me,
Reverencing NatureBalladfaith,naturenature,heart,
Simple PleasuresRhymehappinesssummer,summer,
I ExistPantoumintrospectionlife,me,
Leaving Madrid Blank versenostalgia,travel
Magnolia SongFree verselove,romance,
yellow bus roars throughHaikuallegory,nature,places
Ethel's RemediesRhymefunny,people
A Dream In The MistNarrativefantasy,imagination,natur
volga 1 - 3Prose Poetryfantasy
Mama's CleaningQuatrainintrospection,life,mother
UPROOTING THE HEART VEINSFree verseangst,hope,mysteryme,
Revelation Free verseimagination,lifesong,epic
Sports LimerickLimerickfunny
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
The SnowflakeItalian Sonnetgirlfriend-boyfriend,roma
Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,
Night VisionsFree verselost love,passion,
The Ghost That Travels FarPersonificationnature
Kite Flying - TestFree verseallegory,art,imagination,
Dining with CrowRhymeanimals
Beauty, yesSijohope,imagination,philosop
Smart and Final ProseProse Poetrypeoplepeople,red,city,peo

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