You Left the Bodies and You Only Moved the Headstones! : A Reading of Hauntings, Place, Cinema, the Fabulous & More

This poetry reading (and AWP) is now just a little more than a week away (AAAH)!

You Left the Bodies and You Only Moved the Headstones happens Thursday, April 9
at 7:00pm - 10:00pm in CDT
 at Crooked Pint Ale House. 

It features a variety of fabulous poets from a variety of unique presses, including three Blood Pudding Press poets - Kelly Boyker, Daniel Shapiro, and Lauren Gordon.

Lauren Gordon will have her NEW Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook available too, "Fiddle Is Flood".


While at AWP, don't forget to visit Table 525, being shared between Blood Pudding Press and Menacing Hedge. 


New Thirteen Myna Birds - First of Spring 2015!

The NEW Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived! It offers four teaser pieces from the NEW Blood Pudding Press Press poetry chapbook, "Fiddle Is Flood" by Lauren Gordon, followed by new poetry from Davide NixonJohn Claude SmithJoe Milford, Bekah Steimel, (and a few older poems by Jessica Lindsley and Martin Willitts Jr. have moved from the top of the flock to the bottom of the flock, but still live on)!

"silver fishes and all that swim in the darkness - inside my belly - up and over my other bones - cutting my body in half - bared fangs tearing into hope - gyrate & spill give voice to swill - in the black soil of night - a glimmer of hopelessness - in heaven blood up to your ankles"


NEW from Blood Pudding Press! - Fiddle Is Flood by Lauren Gordon - the first Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of 2015!

The first new Blood Pudding Press contest winning poetry chapbook of 2015, Fiddle is Flood, by Lauren Gordon, offers twenty-two unique and powerful poems, inspired by Little House on the Prairie!

Semi-abstract and gorgeously emotional, fabulously crafted, with an utterly one-of-a-kind approach, this content is worth multiple reads.

It is also charmingly wonderful to hold this hand-designed chapbook in all its cover art glory and yarn binding.

The cover art was created by the poet herself. 

Here are a few sample lines for you, from the poem "Dreamt of Haying" - 
God takes care of us so far
as we do what we please
Godless muskrats clambering

up parched tight grass
never seeing soft prairie
never feeling the soft weight

of your son pressing
your ribs       when I’m sixteen
my prayers sound like a woman

behind a sheet in the ink
with a knife a knife renting
air terror my prayers sound like

Read more by purchasing a copy of this chapbook for yourself at the Blood Pudding Press shop here - 


A Poetry Reading In Columbus Ohio, Monday March 23, featuring Juliet Cook

In just three days, on Monday March 23 at 7:00 P.M., Blood Pudding Press editor and poet Juliet Cook will be the featured reader at the Poetry Forum poetry reading in Columbus Ohio - at Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint.



"Mutant Neuron Codex Swarm is a deliciously dismembered chapbook of collaborative poetry by Juliet Cook and Robert Cole. The poems are dark in nature; body parts, dismemberment, and pain abound throughout the collection, creating a feeling of sinister sexuality, submission, and mutation."
from a new review written by Kathy Burkett of MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM, a collaborative poetry chapbook by Juliet Cook and Robert Cole (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015)

Get yourself a copy of MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM from Hyacinth Girl Press here - 



This book is writhing with its own secrets; its own masks; its own messes. This is a place “where the light at the end of the tunnel/is another tunnel smoldering beyond control.”
from Lisa M. Cole's new review of MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM by Juliet Cook & Robert Cole (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015)
purchase the chapbook from Hyacinth Girl Press here -http://hyacinthgirlpress.com/yearfour/mutantneuroncodexswarm.html


New Thirteen Myna Birds, before February ends!

The Thirteen Myna Birds flock has been freshly updated and offers new poetry by Jessica Lindsley, Martin Willitts Jr., Michael Lee Johnson, JT Williams, Luke Jeffrey Wilkinson, and Mitchell Krockmalnick Grabois here! - http://13myna.blogspot.com/

"a disaster of blood petals - watch the hands waving distress flags - like a reverse mapmaker - moonlight cracks open - the moon burns - lacerated throat of the skyline - the ghosts got replaced - sunset hemorrhaging - impeded by grey"


Next month's Thirteen Myna Birds flock will feature some poems from the FIDDLE IS FLOOD collection by Lauren Gordon, the first wining Blood Pudding Press chapbook of the year, coming soon...


NEW Review of "They Talk About Death" by Alessandra Bava (Blood Pudding Press, 2014)

"Ms. Bava “carves her own poems”. The cuts are sure and deep. She has transformed her beloved artists into people of flesh and feeling."

from a new mini-review of Alessandra Bava's "They Talk About Death" (Blood Pudding Press contest winning poetry chapbook of 2014)), thank you to Janeen Rastall.

Read more here - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1202256866

Buy yourself a copy of the chapbook here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/195494626/new-they-talk-about-death-by-alessandra?ref=shop_home_feat_1


Some New February Poetry Treats! (better than silly Valentine candy)

A collaborative poem by j/j hastain and Blood Pudding Press editor/poet Juliet Cook is now  appearing within the new Ghost Proposal Issue 5, here - http://ghostproposal.com/

Also, one of Juliet Cook's FLAPPERHOUSE Winter 2015 poems is newly featured on their website, here - http://flapperhouse.com/2015/02/11/multicolored-blood-poetry-by-juliet-cook/

Yippee for February poetry news and hopefully more to come soon.

Poetry is better than silly little Valentine candy, after all. 


Lines from Swarm Two within MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM

"...but what is real anyway? Hole punch thighs, hole punch eyes,
hole punched fritillaries falling down. Ashes ashes we
used to think we were interesting. Now we are nothing
but rotten fritters that would eat until nothing remains.
You want to crush my indigo mana from those yellow stripes
and deliver me unto no maker. Why am I heathen to this..."

from the poem "Swarm Two", within the new chapbook MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM by Juliet Cook & Robert Cole (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015)