NEW! Octopus Review #8 includes two of Juliet Cook's poems (which also appear in the Blood Pudding Press chapbook, DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS)!

Brimming with broom legs,
with bruises and veins, 
uneven blood flow, pulsating heart beats
underneath my skin. I cut myself 
shaving again, because the veins 
bulged into the razor blade.

The ever alternating landscapes
of quantifiable feminism.
then mental evaporation
then excavation from underneath the cuts.

Juliet Cook is delighted to have a few poems appearing in Octopus Review #8! - https://theoctopusdiary.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-octopus-review-8.html?fbclid=IwAR08uim76Ha3FGzhy-uPFlb8PM95EAfo_QAxACHjcL88MVdfBDd4k_Ng53U

The two poems within Octopus Review #8 also appear within Cook's poetry chapbook, "DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS", published by Blood Pudding Press for Dusie Kollektiv 9 and available in its entire creepy little hand-designed print chapbook incarnation, HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/689260672/new-dark-purple-intersections-inside-my?ref=shop_home_feat_1


Chapbooks heading to a library soon!

Poetry chapbooks (and one full-length poetry book) ready to be mailed to a library!

Acquire a few for yourself at the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress 



Juliet Cook will be a part of TWO poetry reading events the second weekend of August, for any available Ohio area poetry friends or fans who might be interested in attending and listening to poetry!

~Saturday August 10 - Sara Minges / Cat Russell / Juliet Cook :: Poetry Reading at Visible Voice Books - 7:30 to 9:30 PM
(2258 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113)

View the facebook event HERE - https://www.facebook.com/events/633846990458452/

~Sunday August 11 - Uncloistered Poetry at Calvino’s Restaurant and Wine Bar - 6 to 9 PM
(3143 W Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43606)

View the facebook event HERE - https://www.facebook.com/events/1259818494186066/


A Very Sad Loss

Very saddened and upset to find out that Vertigo Xi'an Xavier has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. This is awful, terrible, and totally unfair.
Vertigo was a genuinely unique, truly one-of-a-kind, supportive, open-minded, oddly-amusing, creative, hard-working poetry creature who performed, wrote, Slamministrated, edited and published (he started his small press, The Poet's Haven, way back in 1997!).
He was a weirdo and he was super-duper nice. I never heard him trash or attack anyone else (which seems to be a rare trait to come by these days), except for via Super Villian Politics ("We oppose everything that has been doing the world harm and will force the world back on to the path of forward progress... whether it wants us to or not.").
He invited me and my teeny tiny press to poetry readings and events when I was relatively new to the area and felt like I hardly had any friends and he helped get me involved with poetry stuff around my new location.
At the end of April, he bought my recent poetry chapbook, "DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS" at a little coffee shop book fair that both of our presses had tables at - and then just this past May, his press published my most recent poetry chapbook, "Another Set Of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails".
He always had tons of new creative projects in the works and it is extremely upsetting that he is suddenly gone way too soon.
He will be missed by many members of the poetry community and he will be missed by my Blood Pudding Press and by me.
Vertigo and Juliet



Juliet Cook's Malformed Confetti inside another home!

Kit Rae Torque​ found a copy of Juliet Cook's Malformed Confetti poetry book at a bookstore (The Book Loft of German Village)! 

You can acquire your very own copy of Malformed Confetti from Crisis Chronicles Press, HERE - https://ccpress.blogspot.com/2018/10/Cook102.html

Or from Amazon, HERE -https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1640929738/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_myi?m=AXH8DEUFPPU2O

Or if you would like a signed copy directly from the author, you can get one from the Blood Pudding Press shop, HERE -https://www.etsy.com/listing/641070988/malformed-confetti-by-juliet-cook-2018?ref=shop_home_feat_3

Published by Crisis Chronicles Press in late 2018.

Gorgeous cover art by Simona Candini.

100+ pages of poetry by Juliet Cook.

(thank you to Kit for this photo!)


Juliet Cook's DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS has found another new home!

Sara Minges received her copy of Juliet Cook's DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS (inside my Black Doll Head Irises)!

This new 2019 poetry chapbook by Juliet Cook was published by Blood Pudding Press for the Dusie Kollektiv 9 in May 2019.

It is available within the Blood Pudding Press shop and you can find out more about it here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/689260672/new-dark-purple-intersections-inside-my?ref=shop_home_feat_1

photo by Sara Minges


The NEW July Flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is HERE!

he stumbled into his “vanishing box” - decomposing beneath unbroken skin - ghosts walk upside-down across the ceiling - salivating over evidence - decayed buildings - the crazy in her twinkled - the tip into the fleshlight - turned up it floats faster - it’s mutiny you know to be human inside of this sex show - she wanted him to feel intimidated and to feel as insignificant as she did
The July flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is HERE - https://13myna.blogspot.com/
Offering new art and poetry by MISH, Kristin Garth, Jennifer Behling, James Croal Jackson, John Grey, Sonia Beauchamp, Gary Beck, and Robert Beveridge! 
Dive in if you dare! 

Monster magnolia by MISH


NEW in Menacing Hedge, Summer 2019 - Four Poems by Juliet Cook

"Maybe you wanted to escape from where you were planted,
create your own individual space that doesn't leave you
stuck in the same position,
nailed into the same cross-shaped ground."

Juliet Cook has four new poems in the new Summer 2019 issue of Menacing Hedge!
These four poems also appear within her recent chapbook, DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS, which you can see and find out more about here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/689260672/new-dark-purple-intersections-inside-my?ref=shop_home_feat_1


NEW in Ghost City Review - "Please Respond" by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain

"the foliage starts on fire inside the oven.
The worlds last redwood forest appears there,
singing songs from the perspective of prized trees,
blood spewing out of their broken branches,
bird nests screaming, biohazardous wings."
in the poem "PLEASE RESPOND" by Juliet Cook & j/j hastain, in the new July issue of Ghost City Review