The NEW May Issue of Pith has arrived!

"The sky needs to be pulled apart
into two pieces,
one to fit in each
river down.
The river of sludgy lies.
The river of cold wet truth.
Which river will hold on
to your shimmering alabaster
thighs with stalkless barnacles?
Inside stockings live my kneecaps.
Inside my hand lies a gun
metal alloy."
from the poem "Grave Contortionism" by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, appearing within the new issue of Pith, surrounded by lots of other poems!


The NEW May flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived!

The new Thirteen Myna Birds flock has arrived, filled with bodies broken, brains broken, hearts broken, unsettling memories, and ongoing violent twists and turns of love and life and loss.

Among this new flock are poems by Eileen Murphy, Alisa Velaj, Tom Montag, Mitchell Krockmalnick Grabois, Lorraine Cipriano, and Sanjeev Sethi.

"A rabbit’s body: broken - something mechanical hums and works - bloody rosewood shaped in his shop - an empty amber-colored field - a blood-soaked young lady fresh from a haunted house - A piece of steel pierced her vagina - memorabilia makes me aware of the gap - chewed over their core - I miss remembering what love was like..."

HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/


Two Upcoming Ohio Poetry Readings!

Update! Here's the line up of poetry for CAT FEST (which is happening tomorrow, Saturday, May 14)!


Ohio Poetry friends (and maybe even a few of you from outside of that state - and maybe even one or two of you from a whole different planet), I'm hoping /looking forward to seeing/hearing some of you at one or both of these two poetry events the next two Saturdays.
Saturday May 7 at 3 PM at The Barking Spider Tavern (Cleveland Ohio) is the Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest and the book release of the Hessler Street Fair Anthology (edited by John Burroughs/Crisis Chronicles Press). Anyone who recently had a poem accepted by the Hessler Street Fair Anthology can read that poem during the reading competition.
Saturday May 14 from 1 PM to 9:30 PM is the poetry part of a two day weekend art festival called CAT FEST 2016 at the Delightful Art With Dee Gallery (Toledo Ohio). The poetry part was organized by Drew Coomer and involves 27 different poets reading for about 15 minutes each. Poet and Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook (that's me) is reading at 5 PM and is looking forward to hearing a lot of the other readers too.
For addresses and other details (for example, CAT FEST has lots of other art and band stuff included Saturday AND Sunday), I'm linking to the events below, via their Facebook event pages.

~The Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest - https://www.facebook.com/events/1501271523514033/

Blood Pudding Press chapbooks have found new homes and want to find a new home with you too!

A "Bone of My Bone" by Nicole Ross Rollender, a "Pigeons and Peace Doves" by Matthew Hall, a "Fiddle Is Flood" by Lauren Gordon, a "They Talk About Death" by Alessandra Bava, a "Stick Up" by Paul David Adkins, a "House On Fire" by Susan Yount, a "RENEGADE // HEART" by Lisa Marie Cole and a "Sister, Blood and Bone" by Paula Cary each found themselves a new home in Virginia last month, at the PoetCon event.
Thanks again to JT Williams for inviting Blood Pudding Press chapbooks to this event.
And for anyone interested in Blood Pudding Press chapbooks who couldn't get one THERE, you can get one HERE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress


HAPPY MAY! New Issue of Hermeneutic Chaos!

I can't even see him
except in my dreams
filled with seizures.

I think my eyes might finally dry
when they are ripped out and buried
on each side of his casket.

A few lines from Juliet Cook's poem 
"Freshly Cast Doll Heads Wait To Dry", which appears within the NEW May Issue of Hermeneutic Chaos, alongside oodles of other Poetry, Fiction, and Book Reviews! 

HERE - http://www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/may-2016.html


New Review of Red Demolition by Juliet Cook

Empty Sink Publishing (The magazine for intellectual deviants) has republished a review by A.J. Huffman of Juliet Cook's poetry chapbook RED DEMOLITION (Shirt Pocket Press 2014).
In the opening poem, “Head Twists” we find the speaker faced with the fracturing removal from a perceived happily ever after. The rug has been pulled out from under her feet, and she acknowledges a lack of control that has descended with this new reality: “I thought I was real until I became nothing but swerving.” This line resonates as both a universal accepted emotional response to a romantic breakup and as an initiating stone for the tone that ripples across these pages. Cook has created a manic blur of a speaker, a ghost of a woman who sees herself in the assumed reflections of some common and somewhat catastrophic objects. In “Head Twists” we see the first of these reflections as being a “headless manikin.” The speaker is looking at herself in such an image, pondering if such a headless “manikin might be more level headed than the current twisting me.”

Read the rest HERE - http://emptysinkpublishing.com/book-reviews/book-review-red-demolition-by-juliet-cook/

Acquire the chapbook from Shirt Pocket Press HERE - https://shirtpocketpress.wordpress.com/catalog/


NEW Full Of Crow with oodles of poetry!

The new Full Of Crow April issue is alive, surrounded by poems by Juliet Cook, Sarah Frances Moran, John Swain, A.S.Coomer, Howie Good, and oodles of other creative creatures!
Thank you to Full of Crow poetry editor Elynn Alexander for all her creative flow.

Here it is - http://www.fullofcrow.com/poetry/2016/04/full-crow-poetry-april-2016/

Here is what Elynn Alexander had to day about this new comeback issue -
Full Of Crow Press would like to officially announce and share our "comeback" issue of Full Of Crow Poetry, the first new issue after our year-long hiatus, It is jam packed with great poets. "The contributors are a mix of new and old friends of Crow, emerging and seasoned, international, diverse… as usual - a range of voices from as many perspectives as I could mix into the space."
"People say that it is difficult to get a handle on WHO we publish. I like it that way. That is poetry. That is our world. Full Of Crow is like a diner. You never know who will be there, eating pie, or why."-Elynn Alexander


New Review of Pigeons and Peace Doves by Matthew J. Hall

"Pigeons and Peace Doves by Matthew J. Hall permits the reader to feel and experience contemporary life in a way that I have yet to come across. Within his poems one finds anger, mixed with tenderness, held together with despair and hope. "

from a new review by Peter Jelen of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Pigeons and Peace Doves" by Matthew J. Hall

read more of the review here - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1334029742?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1


procure a copy of "Pigeons and Peace Doves" for yourself here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/236081428/new-pigeons-and-peace-doves-by-matthew-j?ref=shop_home_listings


Happy April! A strange new spring flock of Myna Birds has arrived!

Dive into the stream of a strange spring break inside the new April edition of Thirteen Myna Birds - with three new poems by Rehan Qayoom - three new poems by Tammy Robacker - and three new poems by Laurie Kolp (and older poems by Darla Mottram and Jacklyn Janeksela still remaining within the flock)!
"The glossaries of the paths - Upon which my words take me - eternally forward - in the pool - Defibrillate me, open - my heart on a table of sand - the crop of sinners is ripe once again - just a bone cage - watch the curled shavings - drop in street gutters - ill, nude dollies and all - Their turtle-mark parts - A totally alien tongue - Let erosion sink in while spume foams - bubbles at the mouth of your shore - A star will unwind itself upon the horizon"


April Poetry Events and Blood Pudding Press and chapbooks!

Printing and designing chapbooks in preparation for two upcoming poetry events!

This coming Friday April 8, Juliet Cook will be the Visiting Artist at Bowling Green State University (reading poetry and answering questions) and will have some of her own chapbooks and some Blood Pudding Press chapbooks along for the ride.

AND she will soon be mailing a batch of Blood Pudding Press chapbooks to a new first time event in Virginia called PoetCon, happening Saturday April 23 from 1-10PM 
So if you happen to be a poet in Virginia who will be attending PoetCon, Blood Pudding Press chapbooks will be there too.

And of course, anyone who will not be in Bowling Green or Virginia can get your chapbooks (and other artsy goodies) from the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress

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