Happy Valentine's Day/Anti-Valentine's Day from Thirteen Myna Birds! The NEW February flock has arrived!

"she is a boastful follower, possessed by the god she’s with - the bright red & warm layer of meat - Red nosed clown stickers - she just fell right through - i heard piercing cries - their faces appear as shadows in windows - we understood no one would care whether you jumped or i was pushed..."
Happy Valentine's Day/Anti-Valentine's Day from Thirteen Myna Birds! The NEW February flock has now arrived and is filled with poetry and art by Eileen Murphy, MISH, Jonie McIntire, Sandra Feen, John Sweet, Daniel G. Snethen, and John Compton.

Infinity of Touch by Sandra Feen

HELLO My name is DOLL

More creepy little bunches of the newest Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, PEDIOPHOBIA by Daniel G. Snethen (including cover art by Josh Birrittieri), have been prepared to circulate their way into the world.

You can acquire a copy for yourself here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/762123585/new-pediophobia-by-daniel-g-snethen-2019?ref=shop_home_feat_4

Or acquire one for a friend, as a creepy, slightly belated Valentine (or anti-Valentine) gift filled with evil little dolls. We don't all like cheesy cards, romantic chocolates, and cliched jewelry, after all. Some of us like strange poetry and art. 


Could your creative work be a part of a future Thirteen Myna Birds flock?

As of right now, the forthcoming February flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has one remaining spot in the flock for a uniquely wonderful poem or piece of art. Could it be yours?

You can join forces with the creative offerings of other poetry/art by Sandra Feen, Eileen Murphy/MISH, John Sweet, Daniel G. Snethen, and John Compton, all of whose work will be appearing within that February flock.

Of course as of right now, the current January flock of Myna Birds (the first of 2020) is still available for your perusal, featuring creative offerings from some of the poets/artists named above and also John Grey, Ashley Cox, Aaron Pride, and Wayne F Burke.

Read the current offerings and consider submitting to Thirteen Myna Birds if you think your creative offerings might be a good fit among the other oddities. The guidelines appear near the middle right of the flock.



The DUSIE Kollektiv 9 is now available online (including the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS...)!

The DUSIE kollektiv 9 : for Marthe Reed

curated by elisabeth workman & susana gardner

Now available to read online HERE - 

(All kinds of poetry chapbooks available, in honor of Marthe Reed, including the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS by Juliet Cook)

Here is a link to the online version of DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS - http://www.dusie.org/Cook--DARKPURPLEINTERSECTIONS.pdf

And DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS is also available in hand-designed print copies from the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/689260672/new-dark-purple-intersections-inside-my?ref=shop_home_feat_2


Happy (Disturbingly Dark) 2020 from Thirteen Myna Birds! Dive into this new flock (the first of 2020) and try not to drown!

The first Thirteen Myna Birds Flock of 2020 has arrived and it is sad, dark, unsettling, spooky, and filled with dolls!

Sad broken hooked dolls filled with black holes and death!

Offering poetry and art by Daniel Snethen, Sandra Feen, John Grey, MISH, John Sweet, Ashley Cox, Eileen Murphy, Aaron Pride, and Wayne F Burke.

"through enameled bobbing horses against the centripetal force - You’re awakened in early light by blood dripping from the ceiling - Something's Up - the sound of baby bones breaking - in broken-down beds - I am a terminal node branched away from the circuit of perfection - my eyes crash through their sockets and I flail at the darkness - sometimes it hurts to be alone - Nurse, can you up the pain meds?"

lost boy by Ashley Cox and MISH


NEW in Burning House Press - The New World Doll Dresser by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain

"...Hollyhock dolls with prisms in their eyes
and corpses hiding under their dresses
until the dresses rot away.
After all, every doll dies,
but first they sacrifice a human."

within the poem "The New World Doll Dresser" by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain, up at Burning House Press's Vision issue


NEW in the January 2020 issue of Ghost City Review! - OTHERWORLDLY FORCE FIELD by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain

"A herd of deer across the street stare at me, as if
trying to determine if I'm friend or foe
but I don't know the answer. What if I'm rabid?
All I know is I want my hair to be the color of a fawn,
but it just keeps turning white."

from the poem "OTHERWORLDLY FORCE FIELD" by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook
delighted to have this poem appearing in the NEW January Issue of GHOST CITY REVIEW and excited to read the rest of the issue 🖤💙🖤


NEW in Pink Plastic House (a tiny journal) - Keychains as Treats by Juliet Cook!

""I imagined them eating human feet
that tried to escape from the pen
in which they were planted.""
in Juliet Cook's poem "Keychains as Treats" which appears in Pink Plastic House a tiny journal today! (Yesterday it was on Instagram; today it's in the tiny journal).
Here's what poet/editor Kristin Garth says about it and you can read more and decide for yourself, HERE - https://kristingarth.com/
"Today in the Pink Plastic House (a tiny journal) we will visit the kitchen. Bring your appetite for a bit of grotesque glitter witch magic because Juliet Cook is cooking and she is serving "Keychains as Treats," and they are intense." 🖤


Happy New Year from Blood Pudding Press!

How have we already reached the last day of 2019?!?!
A uniquely Happy New Year from me and my Blood Pudding Press!
If you would like the beginning of your New Year to be surrounded by some strange creepy wonderful irrational fearful doll-phobic poems, why not buy yourself a copy of the NEW Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, PEDIOPHOBIA by Daniel G. Snethen (with cover art by Josh Birrittieri) and help support a tiny indie small press and strange poetry?
Or choose another Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook that sounds more interesting or appealing to you.
Find out a bit more about PEDIOPHOBIA and other Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbooks here - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress
"Cabbage Patch Doll tossed
Like salad in French dressing
Dead child dripping orange"

in the poem "Nightmare of Dolls" in PEDIOPHOBIA

The new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, PEDIOPHOBIA by Daniel G. Snethen is included in Eileen Murphy's recent book recommendations! AND Daniel G. Snethen has a poetry reading coming up that showcases PEDIOPHOBIA!

Below is a photo posted by Eileen Murphy this past weekend in one of her book recommendation posts, that includes the new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, PEDIOPHOBIA by Daniel G. Snethen! 🖤
Here's what Eileen Murphy had to say - and for those who might want to acquire their very own copy of PEDIOPHOBIA for the New Year, you may do so HERE -  https://www.etsy.com/listing/762123585/new-pediophobia-by-daniel-g-snethen-2019?ref=shop_home_feat_4💜
"Eileen Recommends: (selected from my incoming mail)
LEFT: Pediophobia is a new poetry chapbook by Daniel Snethen from Blood Pudding Press: the title means "fear of DOLLS." Handcrafted, the chapbook is gorgeous, and includes some real doll's curls incorporated into the book's cover art. The poems will knock your socks off, too.
MIDDLE: Writing in Wet Cement by Jayne Lisbeth explores one woman's experiences with psychological abuse and her successful escape into joy and safety. It's a suspenseful as well as thought-provoking read. Five stars.
RIGHT: Trinity Sight by Jenn Givhan is a debut novel---a powerful, engaging story set in the post-apocalyptic future, with a few major twists. Jenn Givhan is already an award-winning, established poet. This book successfully combines the poetic magic she's known for with a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
photo by Eileen Murphy
Why not read all three? I guarantee you'll find lots to like."

Also, here is a bit of information from Daniel Snethen about a poetry reading on Saturday January 4, that will showcase his work from PEDIOPHOBIA. If you live near here, consider going to see him read some poems from his new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook and other books too.
If you don't live near here and still want to partake of PEDIOPHOBIA's poetry innards, you can acquire a copy from the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/762123585/new-pediophobia-by-daniel-g-snethen-2019?ref=shop_home_feat_4
On Saturday January 4th, starting at 6 PM, at Lucky Eagle Tattoo located at 408 Main Ave,  Brookings, South Dakota, 57006!
From Daniel Snethen - "Come visit Lucky Eagle Tattoo in Brookings, SD Saturday January 4th. I will be showcasing my newest chapbook Pediophobia hand published by Blood Pudding Press with cover art by Josh Birrittieri. I will be doing readings from Pediophobia, Anne I Weep for Thee, Bird and perhaps a few other poems. I will have several poetry items for sale including several editions of DARKLING and will be signing books. Start time is 6 pm. Everyone is welcome especially other poets."
photo by Daniel Snethen