10/19/14

New Review of They Talk About Death!

"Alessandra Bava's They Talk About Death, the Italian poet and translator's American publishing debut, is a visually stunning piece of art. The book is handmade, ribbon-bound, and is crafted with brightly colored and textured paper. Erin Wells' cover art, "Yellow Carousel Horse," marches lockstep with the content of the collection, resembling, in skull form, a mash-up of Sylvia Plath's portrait and the horse her greatest work is named for, Ariel."

and

"They Talk About Death serves at once as a historical map to famous lives and deaths (Bava recalls the birth of Breton's Exquisite Corpse game and Sylvia Plath's last actions for her children) and as an extrapolation that dreams up a new backstory to each of these deaths."

A few samples from Sandra Marchetti's New Review of "They Talk About Death" by Alessandra Bava (Blood Pudding Press, 2014).

Read the review in its entirety within the New Menacing Hedge (and while there, read more of the new Menacing Hedge innards too) here - http://www.menacinghedge.com/fall2014/review-marchetti.php

Then consider purchasing Bava's chapbook from the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/195585261/halloween-they-talk-about-death-by?ref=shop_home_feat_2

(P.S. It is not too late to receive a special discount of 25% off this chapbook and other Blood Pudding Press offerings. Just enter Coupon Code HALLOWEEN25 when you make your purchase.)

10/17/14

Blood Pudding Press's 2014 poetry chapbook, House on Fire by Susan Yount, at The Wardrobe this week! (LAST DAY!)

"You got the round table tonight and in these smokin’
socks you’ll serve chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and sawmill gravy scintillatingly."

From Susan Yount's poem "Socks of Fire", within her Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, House on Fire.
Today is House on Fire's last day being featured at The Wardrobe's Best Dressed!
Read today's poem here -http://sundresspublications.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/the-wardrobes-best-dressed-susan-younts-house-on-fire-5/ (and read her other poems posted ever day this week if you haven't yet)!
Then consider purchasing the whole chapbook, from the Blood Pudding Press shop here! - https://www.etsy.com/listing/177826146/new-house-on-fire-by-susan-yount-2014?ref=shop_home_active_1

10/16/14

Happy Halloween from Thirteen Myna Birds!

The new Halloween addition of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived to surge into your brain stem!
The new flock offers creepy, haunted, disconcerting innards by Hannah E. Phinney, Joris Soeding, Madelyn Falk, Paul Tristram, Changming Yuan, Daniel Snethen, Charles Cicirella, and Michael Farkas here! - http://13myna.blogspot.com/
"the worms rolling through the gravel - crawled through with demons - stomach punched in - blood of the chicken falls on a wooden box - after cutting out my tongue - you have chopped off every head - blood rose from the nail bed - a man’s arms and legs shudder - a wheel derail - brains extracted - cremated so I don’t feel trapped underground like a zombie"

Blood Pudding Press's 2014 poetry chapbook, House on Fire by Susan Yount, at The Wardrobe this week! (Day Four)

Day FOUR of Susan Yount's "House on Fire" (2014 Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook) being featured at The Wardrobe's Best Dressed! - http://sundresspublications.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/the-wardrobes-best-dressed-susan-younts-house-on-fire-4/
"...She was not a teardrop,
nor an actress. Her ass was not ground round.
Yes, she said, her middle finger had been broken
on a grade school classmate’s head."
Buy yourself (or a poet friend) a copy of this chapbook here! Do it do it do it! - https://www.etsy.com/listing/177826146/new-house-on-fire-by-susan-yount-2014?ref=shop_home_active_2

10/15/14

Blood Pudding Press's 2014 poetry chapbook, House on Fire by Susan Yount, featured at The Wardrobe this week! (Day Three)

Day three of Susan Yount's "House on Fire" (2014 Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook) being featured at The Wardrobe's Best Dressed! -http://sundresspublications.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/the-wardrobes-best-dressed-susan-younts-house-on-fire-3/

"Roast beef and potatoes.
He has her hiding in the maples

where she kills herself twice a day.
She can hear the red stream calling,
a shallow ditch swelling with pain.

Her father, a devil,
his pitchfork in the hay."

Buy yourself (or a poet friend) a copy of this chapbook here -https://www.etsy.com/listing/177826146/new-house-on-fire-by-susan-yount-2014?ref=shop_home_active_2

10/6/14

Juliet Cook's Upcoming Poetry Readings!

Juliet Cook's Upcoming Poetry Readings!

~October 25 (Saturday) 7:00-8:30 P.M.
Knigthmares IV:Writing Knights Press @ LevyFest

at Lava Lounge
1307 Auburn Ave, Cleveland, Ohio)

performers - Serena Castells, Gaz TheComedian, Juliet Cook, Jason Baldinger

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~November 1st (Saturday) 8:00 P.M.-Midnight
Chicago Poetry Bordello, Dia De Los Muertos

at Schubas Tavern
(3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, Illinois)
$5 if dressed Victorian, $10 if not.

performers - Musical guests The White City Rippers, Guest poetry whore, Juliet Cook, as Zylphia "Black Taffy" Coo. The best poetry whores in the Midwest! Burlesque, tarot, silhouettes and shenanigans galore!

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~December 1st (Monday) 7:30-10:00 P.M.
Monday at Mahall's

at Mahall's
(13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood, Ohio)

performers - Juliet Cook, Joey Nicoletti, Baraka Noel, emceed by John Burroughs

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~January 24th 2015 (Saturday) all day long
SNOETRY

at Poets' Hall
(1136 E. Lake Rd., Erie, Pennsylvania)

performers - Last year this event lasted from noon to 11 P.M. with 60 featured poets, reading for ten minutes each. I imagine it will be similar this year and will announce more details closer to the time of the event.

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~February 23 2015 (Monday) 7:00 P.M.
Poetry Forum reading series

at Bossy Grrl's PinUp Joint
(2598 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio)


performers - Juliet Cook will be the featured reader, with two different 20 minute sets

10/4/14

Juliet Cook is the October Poet of the Month at Yes, Poetry!

"The snow globe explodes into my eyes
and then nooses me up."

Juliet Cook is the October Poet of the Month at Yes, Poetry, with three new-ish poems:

(The last poem among the three, "Not another Replication", also happens to appear within her latest poetry chapbook, RED DEMOLITION, available from Shirt Pocket Press:

9/26/14

New Collaborative Poem by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook in Crisis Chronicles!

Even if I break again and again
I will re-grow, re-birth,
create
new shapes
new directions.
Redefine this fodder.
Fold me out of the line,
not into it.


from the collaborative poem "anti-mold momentum" by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, newly published by Crisis Chronicles