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)



The Blood Pudding Press 2015 chapbook contest results!

Blood Pudding Press 2015 chapbook contest results!

I know I had indicated with the contest guidelines that at least three finalists and two winners would be chosen - and each of the two winners would have their chapbooks published and would receive thirteen free copies of their chapbook. Similarly to last year, it felt nearly impossible for me to narrow it down to only naming five people, so I doubled that and am naming ten people - four Semi-Finalists, three Finalists, and THREE WINNERS.

I will only be publishing the three winners, but I truly hope the Finalists and Semi-Finalists soon find a press that chooses their manuscripts to publish too. In fact, there were handfuls of chapbooks that very much deserve to be published that didn't quite make it into my top ten list, because I received so many oodles of high quality submissions.


Here are the Blood Pudding Press chapbook contest results - from four Semi-Finalists to three Finalists to the THREE WINNERS.

Four Semi-Finalists:

Clarissa Jakobsons - Camille Claudel: Montdevergues Asylum

Stephanie Lane Sutton - Revocation

Kelly Andrews - Kingdom of Lust

Yu-Han Chao - Notes to a White Belt

Three Finalists :

Paul David Adkins - War Stories


Jennifer MacBain-Stephens - Jeanne

The Three Winners (in the order Blood Pudding Press plans to publish them):

Lauren Gordon - Fiddle Is Flood  (to be published in March)

Matthew J. Hall - Pigeons and Peace Doves (to be published in late May/early June)

Nicole Rollender - Bone of My Bone (to be published in late August/early September)

Thank you again to everyone and big congratulations to the three winners!

I will be in touch with the winners a little later this month.

Sincerely, Blood Pudding Press/Juliet Cook


Blood Pudding Press is in Stitches

Blood Pudding Press poet and art creature, Lisa M. Cole and Blood Pudding Press poet and art creature and editor, Juliet Cook, have a small art-oriented interview appearing on page 37 of the new Stitches. 

The artsy image near the top of that page is a photo of the art piece Juliet Cook created and used upon the cover design of Lisa Cole's contest winning 2013 Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "RENEGADE//HEART".



After you partake of the Stitches, you might want to take a look at and get yourself a copy of RENEGADE//HEART, within the Blood Pudding Press shop here 


(Psst. Plus, there are various pieces of Cook's painting/collage art hybrid creatures available in the Blood Pudding Press shop too.)


ALSO, stay tuned for the results of this year's Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook contest, coming soon!


First New Thirteen Myna Birds of 2015!

The first new Thirteen Myna Birds flock of 2015 is alive (and almost dead at the same time). It's a sad and scary, somewhat real, somewhat haunted hybrid creature of human to non human horror. Poems (and a flash fiction piece) by Sarah Lilius, Tracie Morell, Alexis Fancher, Charles Cicirella, Gwendolyn Kiste, and John Grey are all here - http://13myna.blogspot.com/

"When is a promise like a bayonet? - A throb of walls - her smooth slit floats in the fluid - pricking my neck - Streams of scarlet seeped into the snow - a grumbling engine load - melting broken crayons - We make our own beds, and then we lie in them or we don’t - The moon is a tombstone."


More New January Poetry News!

Blood Pudding Press has finished preparing a rather large assortment of chapbooks for mailing and is reading submissions for Thirteen Myna Birds and the Blood Pudding Press chapbook contest (admittedly a little behind where we'd ideally like to be, but still working on it),

Blood Pudding Press editor and poet Juliet Cook is very excited to have years worth of her poetry be part of the Crisis Chronicles Press 2015
 line up later this year (her second full-length poetry book, Malformed Confetti!)!! and to have one of her short poems be positioned next to a unique artsy drawing (and other poems and other drawings), in ANTENNAE THE ANTENNAE, new from Green Panda Press!

Plus a new Winter issue of Menacing Hedge just went live and includes some individual poems by Juliet Cook, as well as some collaborative poems by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook (and poems by oodles of others) here - http://www.menacinghedge.com/winter2015/

Plus Cook's new collaborative chapbook with Robert Cole, MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM, with awesome cover art by Christen Baer, is now available from Hyacinth Girl Press.

If it wasn't for the delights of poetry and art, Cook is pretty sure she would go bonkers (in a non-poetic way) - but luckily, that will never happen (unless some non-poet creature eats out her brain).


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

"Inside these pages dwell iconic literary and historical figures, she dips her pen into their universe and extracts her own thoughts from them."
Some thoughts from a new review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "They Talk About Death" by Alessandra Bava.

Thank you to Poet Hound.

Read more here - http://poethound.blogspot.com/2015/01/alessandra-bavas-they-talk-about-death.html


MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM! A new collaborative poetry chapbook by Juliet Cook and Robert Cole, published by Hyacinth Girl Press, January 2015

Very excited and creepily delighted to announce a new collaborative poetry chapbook by Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook and Robert Cole, MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM, freshly published and now available from Hyacinth Girl Press!
The twisted mutant innards of this creature are a peculiar fit for an utterly unique and creative and somewhat disturbing New Year!
The hideously awesome cover art was created by Christen Baer and offers different art on the front AND the back!
Below are a few poem lines from the MUTANT and below that is a book blurb by Laura Madeline Wiseman.
"Necroplasm flows in a cemetery conduit
leading to a cave dead with purple
where the light at the end of the tunnel
is another tunnel smoldering beyond control.
He/she/it can no longer speak for itself,
but the semi-rigamortised mouth spews out
unexpected pitcher plants, partially digested."
some lines from the poem "Churning Codex Portal"
"Mutant Neuron Codex Swarm swarms with unexpected delights for the sybil nymph, the cryogenic witch, the blue goddess and more. Here the body with its twisted wings, heart strings, and sticky salivary gland salutations, is a body that knows Nobody can touch us anymore and nobody can save us. Whose body you wonder? Are they Human? Truth is, as Cook and Cole explain, You decide. How do you decide? You enter with the collaborating pair into an incomplete metamorphosis where you’re commanded DON’T stop DON’T stop DON’T stop DON’T you dare! and told homeless men walk around with sporks. So sit back and allow Cole and Cook to place the napkin just so, for Mutant Neuron Codex Swarm purrs with language play, with surprising imagery, and with an attention to sound that will razzle dazzle the neurons in this thrilling new collaborative chapbook."
- Laura Madeline Wiseman
Get yourself a copy from Hyacinth Girl Press here! - http://hyacinthgirlpress.com/yearfour/mutantneuroncodexswarm.html