Our great friend, (one of our) favorite poet, and web designer Buffy Aakash (you’ve seen his work in Instant Noodles and Solstice: A Winter Anthology, has a book out! It’s incredibly lovely to look at, and the poetry inside is moving and important.

AND HEY! After you buy the book, leave Buffy a review on Amazon. Here is your review, all figured out for you:

This is a moving book of poetry that I am glad I bought/gave as a gift/read.

Plus give it 5 stars.

That is ALL it takes to make a writer’s life significantly better! DO it! 🙂
Who is buying poetry? Only the best people! You be one of them!!!

In addition to the book, Buffy is also a gifted author web-designer. If you need a website for your writing enterprise (and Honey, you do!) Buffy is the person we @ DPP recommend whole-heartedly. He is creative, kind, sensitive to his clients’ needs, and affordable. He’s been in this business for decades, so Buffy can give you amazing insight as well.

We really want DPP to be all about our authors, and Buffy is one of our family. We didn’t publish his book (we don’t yet do poetry, or we would have!), but we highly recommend it. And look how beautiful it is! I can just see you meeting a friend for a holiday brunch and sliding this beautiful book over to him/her with just a simple ribbon tied around it.

And get yourself a website! Make this your New Years’ resolution! You have to spend some money on your writing enterprise, and Buffy is DPP-approved. And you get a website crafted by a poet… Lucky you!

Happy Holidays and congratulations Buffy!


PATHOS, the long-awaited fourth issue of our online, free-to-read and free-to-submit-to, literary magazine, INSTANT NOODLES, is now available. This issue features over sixty submissions including original poetry, short fiction, and art. Various submissions feature an MP4 recording of the authors performing their work, so you can read or listen.

Thanks to the many, many contributors who helped make this issue a huge success!


When I was in college, and studying poetry, and writing a lot of my own poetry, I was lucky, because poetry was brought to me, weekly, a curated sampling of the best of the 1900s, brought to me by my teachers and fellow students.

Then I finally graduated that last time… and, for a bit, I sought it out on my own, but then trying to find poetry to discover became something I just didn’t have time for.

One of the most lovely perks of this enterprise is the poems. People just send them to me, their lovely moving poems.

I’ll direct you today to take a look at one of my favorite poets I have been surprised and lucky to encounter through DPP: Buffy Aakaash. Buffy’s poems satisfy my poetry cravings in exactly the correctly poignant way, for lack of a better description.

There’s a few to choose from here.

My Heart Now


Grief Moves Slow

And all are accompanied by Buffy’s rich voice reading them to you, so that you can hear the music of the poem in the same way that Buffy does.

If anyone’s making any money of off poetry, I don’t know who it is. But shouldn’t they be?

Thanks for these, Buffy.

OH! And Buffy is also going to be appearing in the Solstice anthology… coming soon, very soon.

In the meantime, you can also check out the prior version of Solstice, and give the ultimate lucky break to a writer, having the work read.

What makes you lucky?