1/17/15

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).

1/13/15

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

1/11/15

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.
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"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"
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"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
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Get yourself a copy from Hyacinth Girl Press here! - http://hyacinthgirlpress.com/yearfour/mutantneuroncodexswarm.html

1/1/15

NEW poetry in POUCH! Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! The new POUCH has two of Blood Pudding Press editor and poet Juliet Cook's poems in it and lots of others too! -

12/27/14

Best of 2014 (In the Literary World)

Up The Staircase Quarterly has published TEN DIFFERENT LISTS BY TEN DIFFERENT WRITERS/EDITORS about THE BEST OF 2014 in the literary landscape. 
Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook's list might be a little long for a list and maybe a tad overly personal, but...
Thank you to everyone/everything on my list for helping 2014 ooze with creativity.

12/26/14

Final Day of They Talk About Death Featured at The Wardrobe's Best Dressed!

"No display cabinets
for you, but black
and white rooms,
unhinged doors,
thresholds leading
everywhere and
anywhere."
from the poem "Taxidermy" by Alessandra Bava
from day FIVE of Alessandra Bava's Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, They Talk about Death, being featured at the Wardrobe's Best Dressed!

12/25/14

Merry Xmas! Day Four of They Talk About Death Featured at The Wardrobe's Best Dressed!

"Treading in the cold winter skyline,
your spirit soars as a pearl gray crow."

from today's shared poem, "Madame Bowery" by Alessandra Bava.


from day FOUR (Christmas!) of Alessandra Bava's Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, They Talk about Death, being featured at the Wardrobe's Best Dressed!

Read more here -http://sundresspublications.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/the-wardrobes-best-dressed-alessandra-bavas-they-talk-about-death-4/

Procure Bava's chapbook from the Blood Pudding Press shop here -https://www.etsy.com/listing/195494626/new-they-talk-about-death-by-alessandra?ref=shop_home_feat_1

12/24/14

Day Three of They Talk About Death Featured at the Wardrobe's Best Dressed!

"...shiny utensils in your hand
dreaming vowels and drunk boats,
in a preposterous mood?

from today's shared poem, "Rimbaud’s Spoon and Fork" by Alessandra Bava.

from day THREE (Xmas Eve!) of Alessandra Bava's Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, They Talk about Death, being featured at the Wardrobe's Best Dressed!


Procure Bava's whole chapbook from the Blood Pudding Press shop here -https://www.etsy.com/listing/195494626/new-they-talk-about-death-by-alessandra?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Happy Creative Xmas/Artmas/Poetmas!

12/23/14

Day Two of They Talk About Death featured at The Wardrobe's Best Dressed!

I twist the arrows in your flesh,
I dip my fingers in your scars


from today's shared poem, "St. Baudelaire" by Alessandra Bava.

from day two of Alessandra Bava's Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, They Talk about Death, being featured at the Wardrobe's Best Dressed!

Read more here -http://sundresspublications.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/the-wardrobes-best-dressed-alessandra-bavas-they-talk-about-death-2/

Procure the chapbook for yourself (or a poetry loving friend) here -https://www.etsy.com/listing/195494626/new-they-talk-about-death-by-alessandra?ref=shop_home_feat_1

12/22/14

They Talk About Death by Alessandra Bava (Blood Pudding Press, 2014) is the featured author/poetry chapbook at The Wardrobe's Best Dressed this week!

"The trigger shoots. My blood is a constellation
of red roses singing from a mass grave."


from Alessandra Bava's poem "The Murder of Stars", within her Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, They Talk About Death.

Alessandra Bava is the Wardrobe's Best Dressed featured author this week!

Read the whole poem here -
 http://sundresspublications.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-wardrobes-best-dressed-alessandra-bavas-they-talk-about-death/

Purchase the chapbook here - http://www.etsy.com/listing/195494626/new-they-talk-about-death-by-alessandra?ref=shop_home_feat_1