OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Send your best works to RAMINGO! right now



Hey folks it’s time to submit again! But there are a few things that are changed here. You were used to know The Ramingo’s Porch, our quarterly printed magazine, but due to the high costs of realization, we decided to change it into an e-magazine, publishing selected submissions continuosly.

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Translation Services from Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Poetry and Creativity

Dear Authors/Poets,

I’m a Mauritian author/poet and  literary translator.

If you wish to have a minimum of 5 poems, chapbook or a full-length poetry collection translated from English to French or French to English please send your works to:

Translation fee: $0.06 (Rs 2 Mauritian currency)  per word

Payment method: PayPal

Other languages such as Mauritian Kreol and Hindi may also be considered.

Poems translated may be published on my blog upon permission of author whose works  I’ve translated.

Looking forward to working with you.

Thanking you in advance

Kind regards,

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Books translated :

God’s Silence a Lion’s Roar by Stefan Bohdan
French translation by Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Ce Champ de Mots by Hamid Larbi
English translation by Vatsala Radhakeesoon: This Meadow of words

The God Machine by Stefan Bohdan

French translation by Vatsala Radhakeesoon: La Machine Divine

My Amazon author page:

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John Brantingham Review of “Spaghetti and Meatballs – Poems for Hot Organs” on Cultural Weekly

The Mendes Speakeasy


by John Brantingham

What struck me first about Mendes Biondo’s Spaghetti and Meatballs: Poems for Hot Organ was how aggressive the sexuality of this new collection is. I wasn’t offended or bothered in any way by it, but raw physicality runs through the book. This sexuality, however, is not what I was left with after having read the English translations of Biondo’s Italian poetry. What I came back to was a new vision of the universal feeling of despair and loneliness we all feel, and the antidotes that he offers to that despair.

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Boxing With Life on Drinkers Only

The Mendes Speakeasy


Boxing With Life

the dear ol’ bukowski was right
stay down
let things go
drink a sip of your own blood

the dude with oiled muscles beat shit out of you
the dude with the red gloves is called life from the folk
that fucking folk claiming his name
it’s life man
it’s an hard motherfucker to face

Read the whole poem here:

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The Ramingo’s Porch #4 – A Collection Of Erotic Poems And Hot Short Stories

The Mendes Speakeasy

The Ramingo's Porch 4

The Ramingo’s Porch Issue #4 is officially out on Amazon. This time the Musketeers wanted to make you dream about the sexy thing with erotic poems and short stories. We published well known authors as well as emerging ones and we are particularly proud of the cover art made by Jeff Filipski. It’s always a pleasure and a honour to share the page with talented people and to spread their works here and there in the world.

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Alien Buddha Zine #3 – Underground Poets Are Ready To Rock The Net

The Mendes Speakeasy


Many talented authors and artists are collected in this issue of the Alien Buddha Zine and I’m really happy to be part of it. You can find the black n white and the color version on Amazon. Alien Buddha Zine is published by Alien Buddha Press and collects the best voices coming from the underground lit scene.

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Facebook Is Censoring Art – The Call Of A Poet To Save Freedom Of Expression

The Mendes Speakeasy

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At the end, it happened. Facebook banned the cover of my bookSpaghetti and Meatballs – Poems for Hot Organs” considering it as an injurious content. The problem? A pair of happy tits jumping in front of the viewer. A pair of breasts painted by Jeff Filipski, a talented artist who works on different topics and made a lot of covers for books. A pair of tits that, probably, are worse than people killed by war or other violent contents.

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