A New Thirteen Myna Birds Flock has Arrived!

A NEW flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has finally arrived!

NEW poetry and art offerings by Robert Beveridge - Scott Ferry - DS Maolalai - MISH - Jacklyn Henry - Paul Hostovsky - Jake Sheff - and Wayne F Burke!

Visit the new Myna Birds flock, look at the art, and read the poetry here (and please feel free to share - and possibly consider submitting some of your own creative work to be considered for the next Myna Birds flock).


The Beach by MISH


NEW! Juliet Cook's poem "What Do You Believe?" is newly published in Meow Meow Pow Pow!

"I wondered
if it could work
as a special sort of threshold
for my dead fish."

in Cook's poem "What Do You Believe?", which appears in Meow Meow Pow Pow!

You can read more here (and you can also listen to her read it, if you'd like too)...


NEW! Two poems with centipedes inside them making an appearance in the new issue of Sein und Werden!

"When I woke up after the hundred year fate
of every space being filled with flying centipedes,
I found out that now our flying centipedes were the one
and only food source. Sometimes sustenance stings
if you don't bow down to the centipede leaders"

in Juliet Cook and j/j hastain's poem "Centipede Cider"

Very excited to have one individual poem by Juliet Cook and one collaborative poem by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook appearing in the new Autumn/Winter 2023 Issue of Sein und Werden!

And both poems have centipedes inside them.

Check out the contents HERE - http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/autumn-winter23/contents.html

Juliet Cook's "It's Raining Centipedes" poem HERE - http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/autumn-winter23/page35.html

Juliet Cook and j/j hastain's "Centipede Cider" poem HERE - http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/autumn-winter23/page38.html


HAPPY NOVEMBER! Your Mouth is Moving Backwards (Juliet Cook's new poetry chapbook) is COMING SOON!

Juliet Cook is very excited about her new creepy poetry chapbook, "Your Mouth is Moving Backwards", coming very soon from Ethel Zine & Micro-Press!

Stay tuned...



The only place to hide is a trap
door loaded with rotting baby toes
and constrained screams
shoved inside a dollhouse
sized train that can't move.



Juliet Cook's poetry has appeared in a small multitude of print and online publications. She is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks, recently including "Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails" (The Poet's Haven, 2019), "The Rabbits with Red Eyes" (Ethel Zine & Micro-Press, 2020), "Histrionics Inside my Interior City" (part of Ghost City Press's Summer Micro-Chapbook Series, 2020), "red flames burning out" (Grey Book Press, April 2023), and "Contorted Doom Conveyor" (Gutter Snob Books, July 2023).

Cook's first full-length poetry book, “Horrific Confection", was published by BlazeVOX. Her most recent full-length poetry book, "Malformed Confetti" was published by Crisis Chronicles Press in 2018. She is currently in the long process of compiling and organizing her third full-length poetry manuscript.

Cook's own tiny independent press, Blood Pudding Press, sometimes publishes hand-designed poetry chapbooks and sometimes creates other art.

Cook also writes collaborative poetry and also creates abstract painting collage art hybrid creatures.

You can find out more at Cook's website at www.JulietCook.weebly.com.


Juliet Cook has two creepy new poems bleeding their way through CUL-DE-SAC OF BLOOD!

Juliet Cook has two creepy new poems making an appearance inside the CUL-DE-SAC OF BLOOD. 

The poems are entitled, "Thorns Stuck Inside My Left Foot" and "Knocked Out".

Underneath "Knocked Out", you may also click on "Learn More About These Poems", if so inclined...

"My life is not an embryonic petting zoo.
I don't want my foot transfixed inside a caged door.
My internal wine glasses start flying inside churches, hissing
at everyone who thinks they deserve to tell me what to do."

in the poem "Thorns Stuck Inside My Left Foot"

read more HERE - https://www.culdesacofblood.com/juliet-cook-1

Happy creepy October!


October is poet and Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook's birthday month and a wonderful month to buy one of her recent poetry chapbooks or a Blood Pudding Press chapbook!!!

Cook's poetry chapbook "red flames burning out" was published about 6 months ago, by Grey Book Press, and if you're interested in acquiring a copy and haven't yet, October would be a wonderful month to do so.

Read a little bit about it from Grey Book Press here (and then click on the TITLES page to the left to buy a copy) - http://www.greybookpress.com/2023/04/07/internal-suffocation/

(OR you can get a copy directly from her via the Blood Pudding Press shop here) - https://www.etsy.com/listing/1474135657/new-red-flames-burning-out-a-poetry


Cook's poetry chapbook "CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR" was published about 3 months ago, by Gutter Snob Books, is a Limited Edition, and has 3 copies left from Gutter Snob. If you're interested in acquiring a copy and haven't yet, October would be a delicious month to get one.

Get yourself one of the 3 remaining copies from Gutter Snob here (and consider buying some other chapbooks/books there too) - https://www.magicaljeep.com/product/doom/140

(OR you can get a copy directly from her via the Blood Pudding Press shop here and consider acquiring some other chapbooks there too) - https://www.etsy.com/listing/1527609127/new-contorted-doom-conveyor-a-poetry


(By the way, October also happens to be my birthday month AND I have another new poetry chapbook, "Your Mouth Is Moving Backwards", coming soon from Ethel Zine & Micro Press, MAYBE a little bit later this month.

Stay tuned...)


More of Juliet Cook's CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR poetry chapbook!

"From a melancholic baby clown caricature
to a giant clown shoe buzzing with blood
sucking mosquitos
to another clown killer."

in the poem Red Silicone

in Juliet Cook's latest poetry chapbook CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR (Gutter Snob Books, July 2023)

CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR is available from The Magical Jeep HERE - https://www.magicaljeep.com/product/doom/140

It is also available from Amazon HERE - https://www.amazon.com/Contorted-Doom-Conveyor-Gutter-Books/dp/B0C6W7C2HV/?fbclid=IwAR3KE6QSri7SdVZ9EvZet0EuUhju862Ju9jlnhpWqUiPlZ8tSi7Qce0z0TE

It is also available in the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/1527609127/new-contorted-doom-conveyor-a-poetry


A New Review of Juliet Cook's poetry chapbook, "red flames burning out"! - "...lies bare on the tracks for our entertainment..."

 "As a lover of darker poetry. Juliet soothes my soul, always reminding me that I'm not alone in this {bored} game of Life. I tip my Bridal Meat hat to the queen of confessional macabre. Juliet brings the raw side-show to town with every collection and lies bare on the tracks for our entertainment. (Doll) heads-up though, there are plenty cringy moments here for sure. But, only cringy as you realize the level of sheer vulnerability you're dealing with, and then you wonder if you're worthy to be reading all of this personal splatter of pure in-the-moment emotional truth bombs. Lots of deep breaths. It's intense.

My favorites are 'Dried Flowers and Spit Out Seeds', 'My Bridal Meat Doll', 'Chicken Corset' and 'Mangled is Still Alive'. Also, the cover artwork is so stunning. Another quality book from one of the most authentic poets out there."

A new 4 1/2 star review by Casey Kiser of my "red flames burning out" poetry chapbook (published by Grey Book Press, April 2023)

A link to the review via Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5551945030

The book is available from Grey Book Press here - http://www.greybookpress.com/titles/

It is also available from my own Blood Pudding Press​ shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/1474135657/new-red-flames-burning-out-a-poetry


Juliet Cook and her doom bunny holding her CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR!

Juliet Cook and her doom bunny holding her CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR!

"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."
in the poem "FIFTY ICE CRYSTALS MELTING AWAY" in Juliet Cook's new poetry chapbook, CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR, published by Gutter Snob Books in July 2023.



"It's your fault for pulling an ex-friends hair out
of the bathtub drain and placing the hair on a condescending letter
as if you were better than them because you didn't shove your own hair
down that drain. Instead you obsessively hacked your own hair off
and stuck it inside a tiny garbage can with the bathroom door locked.

You repeatedly locked doors and sat on counters near the sink
against the mirror, divided your face into numbered sections
and secretly conducted your own compulsive rituals against yourself.
You somehow let yourself believe your own anxiety
and obsessive streaks made more sense than someone else's depression."

in the poem "THROWING IT AWAY DOESN'T MEAN IT DIDN'T HAPPEN" in Juliet Cook's new poetry chapbook, CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR, published by Gutter Snob Books in July 2023.

A photo of  CONTORTED DOOM CONVEYOR (underneath a light purple skull head), which is newly available from Gutter Snob Books.

get it HERE - https://www.magicaljeep.com/product/doom/140

or get it HERE - https://www.amazon.com/Contorted-Doom-Conveyor-Gutter-Books/dp/B0C6W7C2HV/?fbclid=IwAR3KE6QSri7SdVZ9EvZet0EuUhju862Ju9jlnhpWqUiPlZ8tSi7Qce0z0TE

or please feel free to let Cook know if you'd like to acquire a copy directly from her...