Holiday Gift Guide 2016: BOOKS!

Fiddle Is Flood by Lauren Gordon (a Blood Pudding Press contest winning poetry chapbook) is included in this Holiday Gift Guide 2016! - http://www.smartymommies.com/single-post/2016/12/01/Holiday-Gift-Guide-2016-BOOKS
Thank you very much to Shannon Brugh.

 You can acquire your very own copy of "Fiddle Is Flood" (and/or other chapbooks and artsy offerings too) 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


Thirteen Myna Birds HORROR

Thirteen Myna Birds is still accepting submissions for our December flock.
Although not aiming strictly for a specific theme, since I'm not a traditional fan of the holiday season, I'd like to fill December with some non-traditional HORROR (interpret that however you choose - political horror, mental horror, haunted horror, real-life horror, imaginary horror, etc...).
You can see guidelines near the middle right of the Myna Birds page - but first, read the current poetry before the November flock goes away.


A New Poetry Chapbook is coming soon from Blood Pudding Press - Cutting Eyes From Ghosts by Ariana D. Den Bleyker!

Blood Pudding Press would like to excitedly announce that we will be ending our 2016 hiatus by publishing a new poetry chapbook in January 2017.
"Cutting Eyes From Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker.
More details will be shared near the beginning of January - and the chapbook is aiming to appear near the end of January.
The Blood Pudding is delighted that Ariana D. Den Bleyker's poetry will soon be joining our scarred icing bags.


Happy December from Blood Pudding Press!

Happy December from Blood Pudding Press!
Here's a podcast interview of poet and Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook (about poetry and other stuff) at This Choice - https://renpowell.com/2016/12/01/this-choice-juliet-cook/.
Also, in the next few days, I plan to make a small announcement about Blood Pudding Press.


A Red Witch, Every Which Way might make a unique holiday gift!

"A Red Witch, Every Which Way" the 2016 new full-length collaborative poetry book by Juliet Cook & j/j hastain, published by Hysterical Books, includes more than 100 pages of poems and might make a creative holiday gift if you or the recipient are into emotional gore. 

You can acquire a copy from the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/473901408/new-a-red-witch-every-which-way-2016?ref=shop_home_active_2

You can also acquire a copy from the Hysterical Books website AND via Amazon.

HERE - http://www.hystericalbooks.com/#!product-page/cl84u/1a2d7e83-4bef-31d5-09e1-3326ee271c09

HERE - https://www.amazon.com/Red-Witch-Every-Which-Way/dp/0940821044


The NEW November flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is more disturbing than your standard stuffing!

"Things were different before this - I used to be alive - Now that the clocks have fallen back, the clouds resemble - the universe that’s been dying in my stomach - loaded onto conveyor belts - on a foot bridge over the canal, staring down at the mossy water - In these frequencies the skin of light jumps - Sea ground glass bits washed ashore - Tiny scraps of frayed paper - Incoherent pieces - I place each tooth onto a half-torn tissue - memory from breakage - paint a bloody cross near my sternum - Death somewhere deep inside my body" The NEW November flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived, offering new poems by Howie Good, Jennifer E. Hudgens, Melissa Eleftherion, and Michael D. Grover, HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/ Partake and help spread the word.


Vintage Phallic Shaped/Bullet Shaped/Dildo Shaped Toothpick Dispenser

Vintage Phallic Shaped/Bullet Shaped/Dildo Shaped Toothpick Dispenser from the 1940s.
You can see more photos of it and find out more about it in the Blood Pudding Press etsy shop HERE - 


from A Red Witch, Every Which Way

"my so called partner starts
eating them before they're ready.
It feels like every time I eat
it pulps out out immediately,
it explodes itself inside me
instead of growing all the way.

I'm starting to hate my body.
The only way I can control it is if I starve,
stop planting, stop hanging
my art on my own hooked walls."

from the poem "Broken Burial", within the full-length collaborative poetry book, "A Red Witch, Every Which Way" by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain (published by Hysterical Books)

"A Red Witch, Every Which Way" is available within my Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/473901408/new-a-red-witch-every-which-way-2016?ref=shop_home_feat_1


NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review - Blood on the unpillowed cases!

"I didn’t say the moon was warm.
I said it was a worm
working its way out of me.
Occasionally I think maybe
the delusional sparks of me
have outweighed the good."
from Juliet Cook's poem, "Blood on the unpillowed cases", which newly appears at The Rising Phoenix Review


The Halloween flock of Myna Birds has arrived!

The Halloween incarnation of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived!
I was tempted to say Happy Halloween, but it's not very happy.
It's sad, disturbing, deathly, and haunted by discomfort and fear.
New poems by Tonya Eberhard, Lorraine Cipriano, Mark Antony Rossi, Matthew Rempe, Daniel G. Snethen, Wayne F. Burke, and John Grey are HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/
"I am an accident creating accidents - The teeth protruding from the ground - all the way to the brain cells - A voice screaming black crows from the lungs - gears replacing both eyes and feet - language sparse and close to the bone - kills the magpie - your soul a hollow shell - the hideous wormy thing in the middle - The bloodied wig - darkened and silenced by thick green curtains."