project leader
Ryan K
5401 Hamilton Ave,
(Downtown Cleveland)
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Clevo books

the project

I run a writing group that is dedicated to responsible free speech. We publish anyone who asks (with responsibility) in their very own bi-fold mini chap book. No judging. This is often poetry, but also include prose, short stories, art zines, experimental writing, workshop results, etc. We already have a collection of over 24 books. We'd love to add more.

However, printing costs money. We can make a book, even email it to the author, but there is nothing like holding a copy of your first work in your own hands and allowing us the joy of spreading it to readings and events all over the area. Some have even made it as far as Seattle and Canada. We need funds to purchase a proper printer to print our current collection and any new submissions. 

the steps

Purchase printer, toner, and paper.

Install equipment. Determine the capacity of each toner and divide among our available writers. New works get first priority. 

Work with authors to create any new submissions to their liking.

Print the books, staple, pack up.

Announce new works and availability of the current catalog. Share any requested digital copies.

Attend every poetry reading, open mic, art event I can to spread your books. Encourage writers, musicians, etc to take and share at their events.

why we're doing it

There are many wonderful, talented writers in our area, but many have never been published. Some are shy, lack opportunities and resources, need that first confidence boost, or do not think they are good enough. Good enough is no excuse. Let us help.


Disbursement budget:

the printer at $300

Toner $25

TOTAL RAISED = $354.00
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $17.70
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $10.62

Original Budget:

Printer- $300

Toner- $300

Paper- $100

ioby Platform Fee     waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    $38
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $23
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $761


Clevo books

Thank you very much to our latest donor, Clevo books. Perhaps we can work together on a project in the future. Or you can have some our books to distribute.

Ayla Atash

Here is a testimonial from another of our recipients, Ayla Atash, author of "Poems from my Lips"

"Beautiful Blasphemy helped me put together a mini-book of my poetry to promote myself and my writing. I have handed out that publication at local open-mics and other events. Beautiful Blasphemy truly cares about local writers and artists, and his books help us share our work with the community!"

Want a copy of her book or any others? Message me with an email and I'll send you a digital copy.

First Amazon book

Hello, folks, The first of our books is now available on Amazon in print format. Still working on e-book format. Anyone willing to take on that task, please contact me. Unfortunately, we cannot offer them for free on that platform. However, I can promise that any proceeds will go back into our printer fund. Share the link all over the world. More to come.

Lennart Lundh

Here is a testimonal from another of our book recipients, Lennart Lundh,

"I use both of the books you've done for me, Memory Care and The Bear Whispers in the Night, as freebies at readings. They draw attention not only to the poems they hold, but to my name and other books as well. Thanks for these opportunities."

Won't you help us continue this program. Donate today. Time is running out.

Barbara Marie Minney

Thank you very much for our latest donation from Barbara Marie Minney. Check our Barbara's writing. 

From one of our book recipients

Hear from one of our book recipients, Chuck Joy:

"Your BB Book for me, The Opposite of Gifts, made a nice opportunity for a handful of poems to find a home. I funded a printing of the file and sell the chap at low cost to provide an intro to my work. Thanks for your availability!


Chuck Joy

author, Said the Growling Dog,


Please help us continue making these opportunities happen for writers. 

Thank you Anonymous Donor

Thank you very much for our most recent donation. Please share this with all your friends. It ends with this year. 

Nearly 25% there

Thank you very much for our latest donation: Hearlily, A talented musician, host, and LGBTQ supporter in our area. I look forward to working with her on future projects.

Upwards and Onwards

Thank you again to our second and third donors: Rosemarie Iwasa and Chuck Joy; noted names in the writing community. If you'd like to read their works, we have two books they graciously let us publish for them. Ask us for a digital copy.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • My Mind's Eye
  • All AXS Open Mic attendees
  • Clevo Books
  • Luis Gomez
  • Poetry Reading attendee
  • Barbara Marie Minney
  • Anonymous
  • DA
  • Heartlily
  • Chuck Joy
  • Rosemarie Iwasa
  • Friends at Ohayocon