12/11/21

NEW! The December Flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is HERE!

The NEW December Flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived! Featuring visual art by MISH and poetry by Elyse Hart - Kaci Skiles Laws - Jeremy Szuder - DS Maolalai - Jessica Purdy - Paul Ilechko - Andrew K. Peterson - Vin Whitman.

The simmering mosquito larvae - controlled by the powers of his sorrow - all stretched and making ruts - made a house a home, a home a prison - sometimes I get clocks & mailboxes mixed up - how not to get stuck - and spoiled with cigarette ends - and acid and roasted pig - a dry field, broken open - leaving behind a bitter scrawling of goodbye - I have a hole inside me where love ought to be - cold as broken glass pieces - choose to be unpicked - all the uncomfortable people - the condition that makes them laugh at inappropriate times - the people who couldn't escape - Every root tries to grab hold - blackness feathering the strings - They drown the white horse - flaunting belly until the regurgitation of death - the horse’s nostrils fill with mud

Let My Peeple Go" by MISH

12/6/21

A NEW (mini) Review by J. Marc Harding of Juliet Cook's poetry book, Malformed Confetti!

 "This poetry is addictive and I'm going to need more. Read this."

J. Marc Harding

Another new (mini)review of Juliet Cook's "Malformed Confetti" poetry book (published by Crisis Chronicles Press in 2018) 💜

Thank you to J. Marc Harding

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4352228489?book_show_action=false 


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Find out more about Malformed Confetti and consider acquiring a copy for yourself via Crisis Chronicles Press here - http://ccpress.blogspot.com/2018/10/Cook102.html

Or via Amazon here - https://www.amazon.com/Malformed-Confetti-Juliet-Cook/dp/1640929738

Or from the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/641070988/malformed-confetti-by-juliet-cook-2018?ref=shop_home_active_9

12/2/21

New! Four collaborative poems by Darryl Shupe and Juliet Cook in Issue No. 33, Fall 2021 of MISFIT!

Four of Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe's strange and creepy collaborative model fair poems are now making an appearance in the new Fall 2021 Issue of Misfit Magazine!

Model Arts and Crafts - Model Hog Heaven - Art Barn Torture - Like A Tortured Clown Funny.


Hyperventilating models in the middle
of a barrage of red strobe lights
like a haunted house dance club
in a horror movie.  Long clown shoes
nailed to the floor.  Drowning in manure.


(from Like a Tortured Clown Funny)


Read more HERE - http://misfitmagazine.net/archive/No-33/cook&shupe.html

11/29/21

A NEW Review by Vin Whitman of Juliet Cook's poetry book, Malformed Confetti!

"The first half of this book struck me as centering around the unspoken, subconscious experience of femininity as our society expects it, and accepts it — as one of denying the "haunted holes" and "writhing undersides" in favor of the desirable, glittery aspects. The 2nd part of the book began to sound like a near death experience, then I read in the author's bio that she had suffered an arterial tear and a stroke at a very young age, and many of the poems herein are an autobiographical account of that scary episode and the long road to recovery."
part of a new review by Vin Whitman of Juliet Cook's poetry book, "Malformed Confetti" (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2018) of which you can read the rest by clicking below...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4350020263?book_show_action=false#_=_ ***

You can find out more about Malformed Confetti and consider acquiring a copy for yourself (or as a holiday gift for a friend) via Crisis Chronicles Press here - http://ccpress.blogspot.com/2018/10/Cook102.html

Or via Amazon here - https://www.amazon.com/Malformed-Confetti-Juliet-Cook/dp/1640929738

Or from the authors own Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/641070988/malformed-confetti-by-juliet-cook-2018?ref=shop_home_active_9

11/26/21

A Black Friday through Cyber Week Sale in the Blood Pudding Press Shop!

The Blood Pudding Press shop has a special Black Friday through Cyber Week Sale going on, in which a lot of the items in the shop (Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbooks, art, and more) are 20% off from NOW through December 1st.
Visit the shop HERE -https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress

10/22/21

New! Juliet Cook's poem "Sometimes I Stay Quiet, So I Don't Launch An Attack" appears in Writing In A Woman's Voice today!

"I think I hear something hissing,
then buzzing inside one of my ears
then flying out of a shrunken corsage
that turned itself into a nest of angry paper wasps
who weren't invited to the popular dance."

in Juliet Cook's poem "Sometimes I Stay Quiet, So I Don't Launch an Attack", appearing today in Writing In A Woman's Voice (thank you very much to editor Beate Sigriddaughter)

10/19/21

New! Three collaborative poems by Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe in Menacing Hedge!

I am delighted to share the new Fall 2021 Issue of Menacing Hedge, in which Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe have three collaborative poems appearing, surrounded by lots of other creative oddities!

The three collaborative poems are entitled, "Deep-fried Model Faces Sold Here", "Double Deep-fried Giblets", and "Bloody Rubber Chicken" and are part of a small series in progress.

"Rabbit barn playboy
bunny models
with the blood red eyes
are sold for meat curtains.
Choose between albino or furry."

(from the poem 'Double Deep-fried Giblets")

Partake of more of our poems HERE - http://www.menacinghedge.com/fall2021/entry-cook-shupe.php

Read the whole issue HERE - http://www.menacinghedge.com/fall2021/index.php

10/18/21

New! Juliet Cook's poem "Passenger Seat" in Issue 1 of DEAD SKUNK!

This violent encompassment tears off hinges, cracks open

the driver's side window, hurls the passenger

into a panic attack, heart palpitations,

internal screams, space crowded with people who don't care


I am delighted to have my poem "Passenger Seat" appearing within Issue 1 of DEAD SKUNK!

Part of the poem appears above.
You can read the rest HERE - https://www.deadskunkmag.com/passengerseatjulietcook

You can read all the other smelly stuff in Issue 1 too HERE - https://www.deadskunkmag.com/issue1

10/14/21

Happy Spooky October from Thirteen Myna Birds! A New flock is here to haunt you!

Happy October from Thirteen Myna Birds! A new flock is here to haunt the walls of your brains, offering poetry and art by Jason O'Toole, Daniel Snethen, MISH Murphy, John Maurer, David P. Miller, John Grey, and Malachi Ray Adkins!

"As soon as I sleep, I forget to be positive - vociferous soul-catcher screeching - From hating the lack of love - To loving every bit of hate - still in my hometown driving past cemeteries - strip carcasses bare recycling death unto life - are you sure your mouse finger twitched on the link we told you to twitch? - Might be you don’t have prior experience being human - happiness is a hollow goal - The orange ball wasn’t. Then all at once was and there it is - I’m not allowed to betray what that means - Pumpkin squats on porch and continues to die - Do books go to heaven? Or even hell? - If a book can ascend can it also be murdered? - Who would have thought that little black book would turn out to be great black night..."

Read it HERE - https://13myna.blogspot.com/
SELFIE AS DOG by MISH