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After spending a lifetime engaging in music on radio, albums, cassettes, 8 tracks, CDs and digital downloads, Schell decided to use voicing and meter, and vernacular found in popular music to express himself in words. Certain Words is the most invisible Substack poetry blog that you will never hear about, ever. It can to the earth unknown and it shall perish unknown. Long live Certain Words!

There are two subscriptions options to subscribe to Certain Words.

  1. Free. Receive poem for free. The most recent 7 days of poems will be free, but after that they will be locked and only available to paid subscribers

  2. Paid Scubscription. Two options: 30 dollars per year or 5 dollars for month. Read all poetry all the time.

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This is a newsletter dedicated to D. B. Schell’s lyrical poetry.


I’m an. A human who likes to write mostly to keep myself grounded.