Time on your hands?

April 2020

My YouTube channel is ready for prime time. Take a look please and “like” & subscribe too!

Thanks and HUGS to Dana Walden who got the ball rolling and Jess Weber.

April is National Poetry Month!

Looking for something uplifting and fun to read? Know someone who's looking for comfort in a book?

Special Delivery!

The Long Blue Room is 5 years old this month!

What has it done lately, you ask?

  • Sold 500 copies worldwide.
  • Joe Wicht, composer, recently held the premier of “Café” (his awesome musical composition for the award winning poem in the collection.)

 You can view the performance here:


  • “The Ferlinghetti School of Poetics” won Best Poetry Film at the Hollywood International Film Festival and showed in 20 international film festivals in 2019 and 2020.
  • Received  favorable reviews in nine literary magazines including Writer’s Monthly Review, California Women Writers and New Pages.

To honor these exceptional accomplishments we are offering “The Long Blue Room,” (signed copy) for your library and enjoyment.
Amazon is currently offering the collection at $12.95 – we will send you the book (free shipping) for $10.00
Read the reviews here:

National Poetry Month Special:

Poetry with your Joe: Buy a Long Blue Room Coffee Mug with "Cafe" emblazoned on the side, for $10 plus shipping-and get a free copy of "Seeking Center"

Click here to order:

IN this time of crisis, many turn to the healing powers of poetry for comfort and sustenance.
Thank you to all of my subscribers for your support!


May: Class at the Writing Salon
“You Can Be a Winning Writer” Starts May 3rd.
Check this space for details.

Stephen Kopel



Mark your calendar for April 9th.

Kelly Sullivan Walden is holding a virtual launch party for her Dream Goddess Empowerment Cards.

Click here for details:

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