2/24/17

Cutting Eyes from Ghosts (author copies photo)

Ariana D. Den Bleyker recently received her author copies of her new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" and shared this photo. :)
You can acquire your very own copy of this new chapbook in the Blood Pudding Press shop here (and you can even choose your own colors). - https://www.etsy.com/listing/494588398/new-cutting-eyes-from-ghosts-by-ariana-d?ref=shop_home_active_2

2/15/17

Now Officially Available - Cutting Eyes from Ghosts by Ariana D. Den Bleyker - the first Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of 2017!

The first Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of 2017 - "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker is now officially available!

HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/494588398/new-cutting-eyes-from-ghosts-by-ariana-d?ref=shop_home_active_2

This chapbook contains 15 poems.

It is hand-bound and available in different colored covers and binding materials.

Pre-ordered copies will be mailed this week (before February 18) - and from here on out, any purchased copies will be heading your way within 1-3 business days

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"bloodless, your mouth indefinitely, infinitely opening,
opening to commune with the dead, flood erasing you,

empty memory, willing, pliant, a body waiting
to say something, anything."

(from the poem "When We Die, There Will Be No Words, Just the Earth Between Our Teeth")





2/2/17

The NEW Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook is almost ready for AWP 2017

Getting semi-close to the final stages of designing the initial first round of the new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker, to take to AWP in less than a week (AND to give Ariana D. Den Bleyker her author copies). 

Although Blood Pudding Press will not have a table at this year's AWP, Blood Pudding Press editor and poet Juliet Cook will be there - with some copies of the new chapbook,  a few copies of other Blood Pudding Press chapbooks, and a few copies of some of her own chapbooks/books (although since I won't have a table, if you see me, you might need to let me know what chapbooks you might be interested in). 
Juliet Cook will also be reading a few poems (along with lots of other writers reading poetry and fiction) at the Menacing Hedge Reading, the evening of Thursday February 9 from 6-10 PM at Johnny Pistolas.

2/1/17

NEW in Drunk in a Midnight Choir - Juliet Cook's "Dried Flowers and Spit Out Seeds" (Happy February)

"The kind of bed I sleep on would taint the sunflower heads,
un-petal them with tiny parasites, invade other’s
happy lives. My great grandmother is now dead.
Cracked seeds thrown inside a sun-less casket."
from Juliet Cook's, "Dried Flowers and Spit Out Seeds", newly appearing in Drunk in a Midnight Choir.

1/31/17

#13 in the Singles Club of Lost, Long Gone, Forgotten Records

"Nobody can enjoy me in these fits
and starts. Stars filled with teeth
broken from the molars. Blood in between."


Blood Pudding Press editor and poet Juliet Cook is delighted to be #13 in the Singles Club of Lost, Long Gone, Forgotten Records!
Listen to me read two of my poems - "We Want Out" and "Bookmarks Stuck Inside Cracked Columns". :)
The three lines at the top are the beginning of "Bookmarks..."
https://lostlonggoneforgottenrecords.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/juliet-cook-we-want-out/





1/27/17

"Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker now available for pre-order (Blood Pudding Press 2017)

The first Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of 2017 - "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker - is now available for pre-order HERE -
Orders placed during this pre-order time will be shipped the third week of February (the week of Valentine's Day - February 13 through February 18).
The chapbook contains 15 poems.
It is hand-bound and available in different colored covers and binding materials.
You can read three poems from the chapbook in this month's Thirteen Myna Birds flock HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/

1/25/17

The First Myna Birds Flock of 2017 is here!

Thirteen (+ three extra) pieces...
by Ariana D. Den Bleyker (three poems from her chapbook, "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" coming very soon from Blood Pudding Press!), Jacklyn La Polita Janeksela, Craig Firsdon, Michael Grover, Mark Benedict, Ava C. Cipri, and Jeremy Mallory!

The world is flipping over itself - i carve the words death candy in a pole - a shot in the skull - If we’re quiet & listen, we can hear the dead - the glass rack hangs from the ceiling like i think my dead cousin wanted to - there’s a green skeleton underneath my bed - Sitting high up on his pedestal - That he has built on the backs of others - See us as a part of the human race and not just another number - a fury of clocks’ pendulums across - I shut off the valve filling Mother’s lungs with vinyl - It's all stagnation anyway - Black and white with floppy ears - the bird is still hurting...

HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/

1/20/17

NEW! The Inaugural Issue of Killjoy!

The Inaugural Issue of Killjoy is now live!

Poetry by Sarah Lilius, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Jacklyn Janeksela, Juliet Cook, and many more!
"Some humans turn into stinkhorns.
Some nimrods stab their way through.
Some force themselves in with their foul smelling phallus
impudicus. He pushes his slime inside you."
from Juliet Cook's poem "FUNGAL INFECTION OF THE HEART".

More HERE - http://tinyletter.com/killjoylitmag/letters/inaugural-issue

1/19/17

Pepper (January 20, 2017)

I like to think I don't need pepper spray, because I have enough
pepper and red salt in between my own
fingernails and thighs.

No you don't, he tells me. You're just a girl.
He rips me apart, rams himself inside, shows me
I can't even be in charge of my own body,
so what makes me think I can save anyone else.

He says I smell like pepper, but that doesn't mean I am
strong enough to fight back.
The pepper works itself into my own eyes and blinds me.
 
But even if my fingers are temporarily numbed,
they will never be like him, they will never tear others apart
for no reason other than brutal force.

He hates every other
body of sweet or spicy light.
All he wants to do is destroy
other's blood, in order to feel
like his body is stronger.

He wants to be the boss of broken body parts,
but some of us will refuse to be his apprentice. 

Some of us have hearts that cannot be easily baked
in this oven. Some of us have hearts that desire
to rise above all this hate. 

~Juliet Cook

1/13/17

NEW in Riot Felice! - 5 Poems by Juliet Cook!

"Sometimes I can’t ascertain my taste
buds and why they want
to rip out my seedy tongue.
Replace it with acidic marmalade vomit."

from my poem "Root Rot".

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I have 5 poems up at riot felice!

"Dark Purple Spread Shot", "Abuse", "Falling", "Root Rot" and "Dancing By Myself"!

Lots of other poem-y stuff too!