New! The June Thirteen Myna Birds Flock Has Arrived!

Just in time for the last weekend of June, the new June flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived!
It starts with two teaser piece poems by Sarah Lilius, which also appear within her new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Thirsty Bones"!
Then it includes 13 new poems by Sarah Nichols, Susanna Kittredge, Peter Braddock, Donna Dallas, Matthew F. Amati, Allison Grayhurst, Christian Sammartino, and Chelsea Jones!
"blood pixels are starting to look real these days - A tree of eyes - sickness in my mirror is all I see - The glass comes down trapping me inside - I should cut and open the void - meet reality by screaming at tombstones - Death is too loud - Is it burning like an enemy in our closet or like a miracle denied? - like a parcel for someone else - Into the first gear of grief - chopped off hands that came to him empty of gold - the ant crawls up your leg - your arms and back printed in rows of purple butterflies - I heard the reporters lying - my naked body burning - The spaceship exploded"


NEW Thirsty Bones by Sarah Lilius (Blood Pudding Press 2017)

"Her face, his canvas,
nothing delicate about shades
of changing red, maroon, purple
and when she passed out
the color was black behind her eyes."
from the poem "You Can't Paint the Moon" by Sarah Lilius, within her NEW Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, Thirsty Bones


NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review - Doll Blood Spattering

"Doll cadavers growing mildew for hair,
mildew spewing out their mouths and whose
voice are they talking in now?
They were talking in their own tiny tongues until
those tiny tongues were ripped out
and replaced with more modern doll mouths.
The modern dolls with no genuine voices of their own.
The modern dolls in a popularity contest, fighting against
every other doll. They don’t really care who they hurt."
from Doll Blood Spattering by Juliet Cook, up at The Rising Phoenix Review.


NEW! Thirsty Bones by Sarah Lilius is now newly available from Blood Pudding Press!

Thirsty Bones is a NEW Blood Pudding Press 2017 poetry chapbook, containing 20 poems by Sarah Lilius.
A powerful emotional political statement about the female body. How it can be viewed and treated like a toy, victimized, abused and then just overlooked or ignored. How it can live on, fight back, and will not be silenced and will not feel obligated to keep its own experiences or genuine feelings or individual self a secret.
How nobody else should think they have the power to be in charge of your own body based choices.
"Not many know this of me.
I open my mouth to speak the words,
it blooms like bloody heads crowning,
it’s a release, my face hot and shamed.
The words, stone birds sitting on a wire,
unable to make bleak sounds
of warning.

My silence, the place I hide, overgrown
with weeds, they smell fresh,
shaking their seeds from green heads.

Now it’s laid out like a snake suddenly
on a table, I want to cut off the head,
feed it to my rapist in the dark.

And when he screams NO,
maybe I’ll take it out or maybe
I’ll make him eat it
with open eyes."

from the poem "[ ] Culture" by Sarah Lilius, within her poetry chapbook, Thirsty Bones, newly available from the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/522718674/new-thirsty-bones-by-sarah-lilius-2017?ref=shop_home_feat_1


NEW in Maudlin House - a poem by j/j hastain & Juliet Cook

"Every other day of the week
means I will eat it on a turnstile
with a different DJ saturating me
into the sound system."

from Tobiko Inquiry, a poem by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, up at Maudlin House today!


NEW Review of (the temporarily revived) Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, The Laura Poems

"Eccentric characters and surreal motifs and symbols from Twin Peaks are also used in The Laura Poems to good effect, such as references to the owl and the Log Lady, making this chapbook a welcome addition to the Twin Peaks canon. However, it's not just Twin Peaks fans who will enjoy The Laura Poems. All those who empathize with a young woman's struggle for survival against hostile forces will be interested in these poems."
from Eileen Murphy's new review of Juliet Cook's old poetry chapbook, The Laura Poems (which was temporarily made available again in the Blood Pudding Press shop last month, in honor of Twin Peaks revival).
Thank you very much to Eileen Murphy and Glass for writing and publishing this review.


NEW Review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, Cutting Eyes from Ghosts!

"Den Bleyker's ghosts, in this collection of poetry, are beings that cease to exist as individuals in the human sense of the term, but are still in process of transitioning to the realm of the immaterial. And that transition is rocky: ghosts have a tendency to revisit places in the world they once knew. In Den Bleyker's view, the most intimate place a ghost knew before it crossed over was the body it once inhabited. That body, like any human body, is subject to decay, disintegration, and destruction."
From a very interesting new review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker.
Thank you very much to Mary Riley and Glass Poetry Press for writing and publishing this review.

Acquire your own copy of "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" in the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/494588398/new-cutting-eyes-from-ghosts-by-ariana-d?ref=shop_home_active_2


TODAY (May 31) is the last day The Laura Poems are available in the Blood Pudding Press shop!

Today is the last day of May and the last day that The Laura Poems are available in the Blood Pudding Press shop, so get your Twin Peaks inspired chapbook from the shop while you still can!



A little less than a week to get your own copy of The Laura Poems!

“Death decides it is hungry”
for her stained slip, raw wrists,
mangled fish gills gasping, gaping,
glittered with red slime. (Every time
she grabbed handfuls of air
like invisible rungs. She tried
to hoist herself up, but
he grabbed handfuls of hair;
yanked her down again again again…)
from a poem within "The Laura Poems" by Juliet Cook, temporarily available again in the Blood Pudding Press shop.


NEW! The May Myna Birds Flock Has Arrived!

The May flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived, filled with new poetry by Eileen Murphy, Alyssa Yankwitt, Darren C. Demaree, Craig Firsdon, Julie Jacob, Zoë Sîobhan Howarth-Lowe, Bob Walicki, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Wayne F. Burke, Heath Brougher, and John Grey!

"tear this website down with my teeth, find another inside of me - over the insanely sharp edge - the sheep skull knocking - always heavy with a bucketful of evil - you need a lobotomy - from the plume of exhaust - I have already been called kindling - Liquid shards of glass pierce the tongue, esophagus and comprehension - They stay away as if he’s contagious - From a bubble trapped under a fragile film blue rivulets burst forth - electrocuting his testicles many times - defining their glass heads propped on a strict spine - the cheeks doused with rouge to the point of partial red - she went up in flames, to wherever..."

HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/