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No Foolin'! It's National Poetry Month!

  With a tip of the campaign hat to both April Fools’ Day and National Poetry Month , Middle West Press LLC has today launched a new digital chapbook featuring 10 humorous “war poems” about coffee. The $3 sampler, available as a Kindle e-book , collects new and previously published poems by the award-winning citizen-soldier-poet Randy “Sherpa” Brown, as well as the classic drill-sergeant essay “Listen Up, Maggots! It's National Poetry Month!” Find the digital chapbook at Amazon  here at this link . Randy “Sherpa” Brown embedded with his former Iowa Army National Guard unit—the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division —as a civilian journalist in Afghanistan, May-June 2011. He served in uniform for 20 years, with one overseas deployment in 2003. He subsequently authored the award-winning poetry collection  “Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire.” He is a former editor of community and metro newspapers, as well as national trade and consumer newsst