Listen to a reading of Blood Pudding Press poet Matthew J. Hall's poem, "harbouring thoughts of escape"

Listen to Jenny S. read the poem "harbouring thoughts of escape" by Matthew J. Hall, which appears in Hall's Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, Pigeons and Peace Doves.
You can acquire your own copy of Pigeons and Peace Doves HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/236081428/pigeons-and-peace-doves-by-matthew-j?ref=shop_home_active_10


Cocklebur Press Poetry Reading this Thursday December 7!

"Back again!
Open mic signup at 5:30pm. Featured reader goes on at 6pm.
Featured reader is Juliet Cook from Blood Pudding Press.
Juliet Cook's poetry has appeared in a small multitude of magazines, including Arsenic Lobster, DIAGRAM, Diode, FLAPPERHOUSE, Menacing Hedge and The Rising Phoenix Review. She is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks, an individual full-length poetry book, a collaborative full-length poetry book, and has another individual full-length poetry book forthcoming. She also sometimes creates abstract painting collage art hybrid creatures. You can find out more at www.JulietCook.weebly.com
Open mic to follow."
Click the link below for more information. 

The Last Thirteen Myna Birds Flock of 2017!

Excited to announce that the last flock of Thirteen Myna Birds for 2017 has arrived!
It begins with three teaser piece poems by Jennifer E. Hudgens that also appear in their poetry chapbook, "Paloma", which is now newly available for preorder in the Blood Pudding Press shop, HERE -https://www.etsy.com/listing/562664308/pre-order-paloma-by-jennifer-e-hudgens?ref=shop_home_active_3
It includes oodles of strange, sexy, scary, creepy, wonderful poetry by Darren C. Demaree, Jeff Nazzaro, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Mark J. Mitchell, Jon Bennett, and John Grey, all HERE - https://13myna.blogspot.com/
"How is it life if we aren’t suffering - earlobes stretched and dangling - I have shoveled her into my mouth - We could drink in the Ether together - drowning you in blue shards - strokes of harvest brown into the woe of blackened days - I shun the daylight - The brightness favors illusion - Sometimes it’s spit-out gum or twisted up toilet paper - Drowning in your deep graying heart - a pall of smog - A film of spider web - floating in space like one-eyed cigar-shaped UFOs - It’s true they have secrets they keep in impossible pockets - How many girls did he pretend to love - like children plucking the wings from flies - She squirms because the itch can dance - sailing through space - We must look so confused through the window"


"Paloma" by Jennifer E. Hudgens is now available for PRE-ORDER!

Happy December!
The last Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of 2017 is now available for PRE-ORDER!
Paloma by Jennifer E. Hudgens includes 14 poems inspired by the poet's friend Lauren Kate, including the poem "Lauren Kate is Dead".
"Tuesday morning /I sluggishly wake up /to find a Facebook message
Lauren Kate is dead / No warning or warm up / I thought I was
dreaming of dead things again..."
The first 10 pre-ordered copies of this chapbook will receive a special addition to the inside back cover - a photo of a mix tape taken by the poet combined with imagery created by Blood Pudding Press combined with a few lines from one of the chapbook's poems.
Find out more here and pre-order your copy!


NEW in FLAPPERHOUSE online - Drenched Mold by Juliet Cook and Michael Bernstein

"An entourage of pill dispensers poured inside
broken flower pots. Hubris, rat poison,
3 left gloves.
A brillo pad will shape them all
into something to snort
to cast the heavy hex down,
connect the slime balls with the cat hair."

inside the "Drenched Mold" by Michael Bernstein and Juliet Cook




From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, everything in the Blood Pudding Press shop is 20% off!



NEW Anthology available for Preorder - Like a Fat Gold Watch: Meditations on Sylvia Plath and Living

Like a Fat Gold Watch: Meditations on Sylvia Plath and Living is now available for Preorder!
"A collection of a variety of artists, poets, writers, and essayists who respond to Plath with images, poems, essays, short stories, and academic texts. This anthology gathered an embarrassment of riches: men and women from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientations; able-bodied, disabled, monolingual, trilingual; writers and artists from around the globe (and nearly) beyond. For some writers, inclusion in the anthology is their first time in print, but others have published well received books and won a host of awards for their writing and images."

See more HERE - https://theplathanthology.com/


NEW in Black Poppy Review - Cheerleader Cop by Juliet Cook

"She locked me in the car, told me I had to listen
to the song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" on repeat.
She told me I had to learn to smile
all the time, even if my smile was fake."
From the new poem,"Cheerleader Cop" by Juliet Cook, appearing at Black Poppy Review today!

NEW in "tenderness, yea" - a new collaborative poem by j/j/ hastain and Juliet Cook

There's nothing peachy about this pepper pit.
More than half the time, I'm not even sweet."
inside the poem "Splayed Garden Tools" by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, now up at tenderness, yea