Soft Spots In The Dark

A NEW one-of-a kind painting/collage art hybrid creature has been added to the Blood Pudding Press shop! - "Soft Spots In The Dark".
Available for more perusal (and/or purchase) within the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/266326795/soft-spots-in-the-dark-painting-collage?ref=shop_home_active_1



NEW! a Collaborative poem in the Inaugural Issue of REALITY BEACH!

Very excited to have a poem by JJ Hastain & Blood Pudding Press editor/poet Juliet Cook appearing in the NEW Inaugural Issue of Reality Beach, surrounded by lots of other poets and glowing spasms of debris.

Crooked Clock Work is HERE - http://realitybeach.org/issue-one/juliet-cook-jj-hastain/


NEW Review of Bone of My Bone by Nicole Rollender (Blood Pudding Press, 2015)

The speaker grapples with her own creation, and the subsequent birth of her children. The body is gruesome, especially in its decay, but Rollender wrangles this gore into “a giant star’s last open into brilliance.” The waxy and dead skin of her grandmother is given a second life in the speaker’s skin and the Frankenstein effect is a reconciliation

some thoughts about the 2015 Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Bone of My Bone" by Nicole Rollender, newly reviewed by Lauren Gordon at damfino


The first Thirteen Myna Birds flock of 2016 has arrived!

The first Thirteen Myna Birds flock of 2016 has arrived!
Brimming with disconcertingly delicious poetry by Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Julia Gaskill, Kristen Williamson, Charles Cicirella, and Davide Nixon.
too many legs swiveled over - sliced the earth - thunder cloud behind glassy eyes - the smiling pictures on walls, cracked - all bone rubble and crying muscles - and the sickly pangs of joy - sleeping silently next to me - how we bend and do not break - before you become sour and muted - legs will only bend so far back before they snap - ooze glitter, and spit powdered make-up - the word “sorry” across her forehead - drown in a sea of black balloons...



FLAPPERHOUSE editor Joe O'Brien with his copy of DIVE BACK DOWN, a new collaborative poetry chapbook by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook (published by Dancing Girl Press, November 2015).
Acquire your very own copy of DIVE BACK DOWN from dancing girl press HERE - https://dulcetshop.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/dive-back-down-j-j-hastain-juliet-cook


NEW Review of Absence of Stars by Nicole Rollender

Rollender highlights the interconnections of sinners and saints, parent and child, human and non-human, and haunted souls of the living and the dead. "Does the flock / that leaves one drowned in the river ever forget its black wings and shimmering eye?" she asks.
The living and the dead surround each other throughout the "Absence of Stars" as does the darkness and the light.
From a new review by Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook of the poetry chapbook, "Absence of Stars" by Nicole Ross Rollender {dancing girl press & studio}, 2015)
In addition to this dancing girl press poetry chapbook, Nicole Rollender also has a 2015 Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Bone of My Bone", available HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/244912275/new-bone-of-my-bone-by-nicole-rollender?ref=shop_home_active_4


Dive Back Down Has Arrived!

Delighted to have received copies of Dive Back Down by j/j hastain & Juliet Cook in the mail! This is a new collaborative poetry chapbook, published by Dancing Girl Press last month and available HERE - http://dulcetshop.myshopify.com/products/dive-back-down-j-j-hastain-juliet-cook