NEXT WEEK! Self-Publishing Roundtable (Special All-Poetry Edition for National Poetry Month)!

NEXT THURSDAY, April 06, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Blood Pudding Press's Juliet Cook will be participating in this Self-Publishing Roundtable (Special All-Poetry Edition for National Poetry Month) at the Cuyahoga Public Library's South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch.

The event is free to attend, but you need to register and as of right now, it looks like there are only 3 Seats Remaining.  

Juliet Cook will have a few Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbooks with her, available for purchase, including the most recently published, "Short Poems of Violence and Chickens" by Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe.


NEW! Juliet Cook's poem "From Hormone Imbalance to Death" is appearing in Scapegoat Review Spring 2023!

"We found its dead body inside a kitchen cabinet,
skinny, curled to one side, and all alone.
Sometimes we learn the hard way

that other people think we're overreacting
by getting really upset when a little pet dies,
as if it should be easy to replace

one little pet with another little pet
or one little spouse with another little spouse.
As if death is not the end of everything."

in Juliet Cook's poem From Hormone Imbalance to Death, newly appearing in the new SCAPEGOAT REVIEW SPRING 2023

read more HERE -


NEW! Six new poems by Juliet Cook are appearing within A Thin Slice of Anxiety!

Juliet Cook has six new poems making an appearance in A Thin Slice of Anxiety!

"Red cloud formations cover your body,
wait for you to become
a new animal.
When the animals die young,
they last longer
in memory-land.

When you die old, they will put up a photo
of you when you were young,
as though your recent years were nothing.
Not nearly as exciting as your youth,
at least not physically.

When you were a teenage nightmare,
you started to dream of dying
before you reached that violent gurgling
middle stream of ongoing irrelevance.
Before you sank down to the bottom
and drowned while you were still alive"

from the poem "Fifty Ice Crystals Melting Away"

read more here -


NEW! Two creepy collaborative poems by Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe in DIAGRAM 23.1!

"From a mental gyroscope to a human gyro
filled with dripping brain matter."

Delighted to share that Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe have two collaborative poems making a freak show appearance in DIAGRAM 23.1!


 HERE - http://thediagram.com/23_1/cookshupe.html


Furthermore, you can read fifteen more of these creepy fair(y) tail poems inside the collaborative poetry chapbook entitled Short Poems of Violence and Chickens, published by Blood Pudding Press and available HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/1321276974/new-short-poems-of-violence-and-chickens


NEW! "Writing the Self-Elegy, The Past Is Not Disappearing Ink" will be coming to life in APRIL!

This poetry anthologies release date is the end of April (poetry month) - it is currently available for preorder - AND when preordering, you can use the discount code SIUP20 and get 20% off!

I'm in the process of and really enjoying reading this book. The book doesn't technically exist in print until late April, but since I have a couple poems in it, I received an online proof a while back, to double check my poems and I've been reading the other poems in there too and really loving a lot of them.

It's called "Writing the Self-Elegy, The Past Is Not Disappearing Ink", edited by Kara Dorris, includes work by 28 poets, and the poets offer poetry, an "essay" (interpreted various different ways), and a writing prompt.

I'm very excited to be included in this book, even more excited about reading all the other contributions, and will be even more excited when the book comes to life in print in April.

You can find out more about it here and even buy one if you want. 



NEW! Juliet Cook's poem "When You Try to Make Something Sad Look Pretty" is included in Of Rust and Glass's new SCARS issue!

"Whether or not they’re flying, you can’t
swallow the whole swarm."


Delighted to have my poem "When You Try to Make Something Sad Look Pretty" included in Of Rust and Glass's SCARS issue!

If you visit this link, you can click on the cover to see/read the full issue - or you can scroll down a bit and specifically click on A Word from the Editor, Artwork, Poetry, or Prose - and if you want to, you can purchase a print copy too!


NEW! My Eyes Are Vexed Meteoroids by Juliet Cook inside Resurrection Mag this week

I wear a fat suit shaped like a bloated sewer rat
drowning itself in internal poison then floating up
to the top of the sky like its own ratty planet.

in Juliet Cook's poem "My Eyes Are Vexed Meteoroids" inside Resurrection Mag this week

read more here - https://resurrectionmag.com/2023/01/20/my-eyes-are-vexed-meteoroids-by-juliet-cook/


Happy New Year from Thirteen Myna Birds! Introducing the first new Myna Birds flock of 2023!

Happy New Year 2023 from Thirteen Myna Birds!

Filled with all different shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and strange, unique, individual amalgamations of poetry.

The latest new Myna Birds amalgamation is the first of 2023 and includes poetry by Michael Grover, James Croal Jackson, Mike Hackney, Juliet Cook & Darryl Shupe, Jessica Lindsley Casavant, Ken Poyner, John D. Robinson, and Jon Bennett, all HERE - https://13myna.blogspot.com/

"Poetry I have lived my life - where the highway goes divided - A child's imagination looks like the devil incarnate - The angry buzz - Trembling hands - Sit in the middle of this chaos - The reeds are a forest, though they are but three rows - on half-constructed roads, wet with already-drying rain - wherein she utters strange, guttural incantations, hoping to gut him like all the others - with heads held down in depression - just outside of awareness - where there was recently emptiness, a dread in the air - which holds yet another doomed, idle spawn inside its tangles - In an act of involuntary penance, the new models ooze blood on their way to the slaughterhouse - There’s foil confetti everywhere - Setting the past on fire - the juke box dormant - but a few broken doll parts morph into tiny voodoo dolls and start a spell - A blue basketball rolls briskly in front of my car, and two boys scream - The ghost ship leaves a trail to my door..."

Read it HERE - https://13myna.blogspot.com/


NEW! A collaborative poem by Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe is haunting Ghost City Review!

One of Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe's odd collaborative poems is making an appearance in the new December issue of Ghost City Review, with lots of other great stuff!

Happy Holidays brimming with Spinal Column Nuggets and more!
"A display of raw meat burns
then sizzles into
freak show apparitions."

read more HERE - https://ghostcitypress.com/poetry-98/2022/12/19/juliet-cook-amp-darryl-shupe *** Also...you can read more of Darryl Shupe and Juliet Cook's collaborative poems inside their Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Short Poems of Violence and Chickens", a strange collaboration that fuses odd animal/human hybrids, available HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/1335251323/new-short-poems-of-violence-and-chickens


NEW! "A Red Envelope", a collaborative poem by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain appears in Berfrois!

"A structure underneath the floor
of a haunted house that used to
belong to my childhood home
where a missionary once fell

in love with a locket worn around
a transubstantiated neck attached to
a defenestrated head. The hair
was wear the power unfurled"

within j/j hastain and Juliet Cook's newly finished poem, "A Red Envelope", which is newly published in Berfrois!