New Review of Sister, Blood and Bone by Paula Cary

A new review written last week about the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Sister, Blood and Bone" by Paula Cary (Blood Pudding Press 2013) - http://alt-current.blogspot.com/2015/04/thevolt74.html
Thank you to The Spark:Alternating Current Blog, The Volt and reviewer Julia Hy.
I like how it says at the bottom of the review - "This book was purchased at AWP by an Alternating Current staffer who visited the press’ table. The reviewer does not know the author or publisher and received the book from Alternating Current at random".
So someone randomly chose a Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook at the Blood Pudding Press AWP table and then reviewed it. Neat. 

And if you would like to procure a copy of this chapbook for yourself, here it is - https://www.etsy.com/listing/150775648/sister-blood-and-bone-by-paula-cary-2013?ref=shop_home_active_3


AWP2015 - Lauren Gordon's Fiddle Is Flood

It was exciting for Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook to meet the latest Blood Pudding Press poet  at this year's AWP. Here are Lauren Gordon and Juliet Cook AND Lauren Gordon is holding her new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, Fiddle Is Flood, which sold out at AWP, but copies are still available within the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/227601065/new-fiddle-is-flood-by-lauren-gordon?ref=shop_home_active_1


SAFTAcast Episode 27 - Juliet Cook!

Scott Fynboe and Blood Pudding Press editor/poet Juliet Cook.
He conducted my awesome SAFTAcast Interview, Episode 27, which went live the day I headed to AWP.
You can listen to the interview here - http://saftacast.com/2015/04/07/episode-27-juliet-cook/


AWP 2015 is just a few days away!

For those poetry and press peeps who will be attending this year's AWP, come visit Table 525, where Blood Pudding Press will be sharing table space with Menacing Hedge!


What Held Your Hand Was a Ghost: 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)!

What Held Your Hand Was a Ghost happens Thursday, April 9
at 8:00pm - 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