6/19/19

The NEW June Flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has Arrived!

Mother-in-Law's Tongue by MISH
"I am the rusty fence wrapped around the graveyard - all week the rainsoaked pavements have been white with second-hand sunshine - treading your breath - I watch you fly off without me - I was supposed to be your island not the sea you drown in - Pain receded to an ache, then to nothing worth noticing - My heart is full of dust - The wet was water, was pus, was blood, was stink - I should never have told her that I wrote any poetry."
The new June flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived, offering art by MISH and poetry by Ann Kestner, DS Maolalai, Michael A. Griffith, and Brittany Sabatino!

6/18/19

NEW Dark Particle Press!

What used to be called Cringe-Worthy Poet's Collective has re-branded and changed its name to Dark Particle Press - so now Juliet Cook's 2018 poetry chapbook, "From One Ruined Human to Another" is among the Dark Particles. 🖤

https://darkparticlepress.com/bookstore-1/from-one-ruined-human-to-another?fbclid=IwAR1SrqD_D84bc1b5FUGuoRyI4hL5efrrjVgqInDvBS7Edunt30JE2zD7S6k

Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails (2019 poetry chapbook by Juliet Cook, published by The Poet's Haven) has now been added to the Blood Pudding Press shop too!

Friday May 31 2019 was the official release date of this new poetry chapbook, "Another Set Up Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails"! 24 poems by Juliet Cook! Cover art by Craig Firsdon! Published by The Poet's Haven! It has now been added to the Blood Pudding Press shop here. 

Get a copy from The Poet's Haven here, for only $6 - https://boutique.poetshaven.com/AuthorSeries?product_id=159 

OR get an author-signed copy from the Blood Pudding Press shop for the same price here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/701084408/another-set-of-ripped-out-bloody?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

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"Your fake pig legs have to be small
enough to fit into a lunchbox."

a few lines from the first poem in the collection,"Submission Guidelines".



6/17/19

A NEW mini-review of Juliet Cook's "Projectile Vomit", an E-chap published more than 10 years ago (published in 2008 by Scantily Clad Press)!

"I highly recommend this book unless you have a fear of tuna."

From a new mini-review of "Projectile Vomit", an E-chap by Juliet Cook that's more than ten years old!

(One interesting factor involved with me reading older poetry of mine that I haven't read much in recent years {since I'm rather frequently writing new poetry and reading other people's poetry} is that it can backtrack me to certain memories of myself in the past. For example, one of the poems in this collection, "Bubble Wrap" backtracks me to my mid to late twenties when I was focused on my own bones, was disgusted by chicken bones, wanted to be unnaturally skinny so that as many bones stood out as much as possible from my own skin, and had fainting spells. Below are a few lines from my "Bubble Wrap")


   I wanted to hone my own finessed utensils.
   Flay the muddled layers. Trace the gleaming details
   of tibia, femur, vertebrae displayed like perfect syllables.
   I wanted to revise.  Crush marrow in mortar & pestle.
   Devise a new underpinning that would glow
   beneath my skin with cut gem precision.
   Then my fainting spells would taper.
   Then my vision would stop blurring
   fuzzy sweater sleeves into stunted wings;

   into indefinable stings and squawks as I tried to gain accentuation
   on another slasher flick stage-set check-up table
   with another ambiguous layer removed.
   My sharpened elbows exposed in their transitional pose.
   My new beak-job too sore to peck out those awful eyes.
   Those indiscriminate spies, how dare they
   take my bait before I’d even hooked it.
   Those gluttonous sluts.  I hadn’t even cast myself.
   This flesh for cash hack-job was not what I wanted.
   I hadn’t even sexily spiked myself.

Thank you to Jason Denness for this review, of which you can read more HERE - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=2836858082

6/14/19

NEW in South Broadway Ghost Society - Juliet Cook's mental regurgitation

"I saw myself fainting and falling down into a continually sucked pool of my own blood while burning in hell."
inside Juliet Cook's "mental regurgitation", in South Broadway Ghost Society today.

More HERE - 
https://soboghoso.org/2019/06/14/mental-regurgitation-juliet-cook/

6/11/19

Poet Spotlight: Juliet Cook on dolls, body, and uncomfortable poetry

"Personally, I sometimes wonder why certain things cause me to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed or guilty — and exploring such things poetically is part of my attempt to reveal parts of myself instead of hiding myself. I feel like if I hid too much inside myself, I’d be terribly unhappy because I’d feel invisible, somewhat fake, and unreal. But oftentimes I don’t really know how other people feel about my poetry and so I still feel somewhat invisible even after I repeatedly share myself that way. Overall though, I guess I’d rather generate discomfort to certain others instead of feeling unreal to myself."

Poet and Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook has an Interview up today, focused on her poetry chapbook, "DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS (inside my Black Doll Head Irises)" and lots of other poetry stuff too.
Thank you very much to Andrea Blythe for including me in her Poet Spotlight!

HERE - 
https://www.andreablythe.com/2019/06/11/poet-spotlight-juliet-cook/?fbclid=IwAR1aJQeRKvnEdsuOxJ0-FTY0qjRkl-a0hDfC0vl2fMx4sG_sKpaAXC1f-Oc

6/10/19

Some thoughts on Juliet Cook's Dark Purple Intersections (inside my Black Doll Head Irises)


"I also read Juliet Cooks new chapbook, Dark Purple Intersections (inside my Black Doll Head Irises), which uses beautiful dark imagery to provide a kind of coming of age narrative for adulthood. The narrator discovers more about herself through the progress of each poem and it’s lovely."

Andrea Blythe mentions her interpretation of Juliet Cook's recent poetry chapbook, "Dark Purple Intersections (inside my Black Doll Head Irises)" (published by Blood Pudding Press for Dusie Kollektiv 9) among her Culture Consumption: May 2019. You can read more of her Culture Consumption here - https://www.andreablythe.com/2019/06/07/culture-consumption-may-2019/

Blythe also recently interviewed Cook about Dark Purple Intersections and poetry and that interview will be up tomorrow.

You can find out more about Dark Purple Intersections and/or acquire your own copy, HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/689260672/new-dark-purple-intersections-inside-my?ref=shop_home_feat_1

6/6/19

Some more copies of Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails have found new homes!

Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails next to some other poetry books, received and photographed by John Burroughs.





Darryl Shupe received his copy of Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails and added a little pig on top.


Craig Firsdon received his copies of Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails, for which he created the cover art!

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Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails was published by The Poet's Haven! Cover art by Craig Firsdon! 24 poems by Juliet Cook!
Get a copy from The Poet's Haven HERE, for only $6 - https://boutique.poetshaven.com/AuthorSeries?product_id=159
Or contact Juliet, if you would like to acquire a copy directly from her. 🖤
Or contact Craig, if you would like to acquire a copy directly from him💜

6/5/19

Another Set Of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails has now been added to Goodreads!

Juliet Cook's newest poetry chapbook, "Another Set Of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails" (published by The Poet's Haven) has now been added to Goodreads.

HERE - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46149942-another-set-of-ripped-out-bloody-pigtails

If you've read the book and are a member of Goodreads, please feel free to review it there or elsewhere. 

6/3/19

A NEW mini-review of "A Red Witch, Every Which Way", a collaborative full-length poetry book by Juliet Cook & j/j hastain (published in 2016 by Hysterical Books)

"two incredible poets who know just what boundaries to push and who push those boundaries well."
Part of a new mini-review by Amy Layton, of "A Red Witch, Every Which Way", a collaborative full-length poetry book by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, published in 2016 by Hysterical Books

read more HERE - 
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2820019598?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1

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You can acquire your very own copy of "A Red Witch, Every Which Way" from Hysterical Books HERE - https://www.hystericalbooks.com/product-page/a-red-witch-every-which-way