Juliet Cook is a poet and the editor/publisher of a one-woman indie press, Blood Pudding Press, which specializes in poetry and artsy little misfit offerings.
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"From a fabulous creature to a throw away/
poison-induced creme brulee paraclete..."
NEW! Juliet's full-length book was announced as a Finalist by Imaginary Friend Press
Partake of more details, inlcuding the winner and other finalists here - http://www.imaginaryfriendpress.com/2013/06/ifps-full-length-book-contest-results.html
lots of new (and/or coming soon) poetry portals
"I don't think poetry can be "found" by picking up a rock or a dead bird off the ground and simply calling it poetry and that's IT - but I do think poetry/art can be unexpectedly yet significantly inspired by such findings. For me, something about the visual imagery of bird fetuses and the thoughts then provoked in my mind can stimulate poetry/art. Same with other sorts of small things that many people would overlook and/or would find unworthy of much consideration and/or would find grossly unappealing. The tendency to ignore things like that makes me wonder WHY. Is it because of being easily grossed out? Is it because small odd things are inconsequential to the mainstream? Is it because of fear of death, fear of demise, fear of being crushed by something larger, fear of non-existence?"
A snippet from an interview with Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook (about dead birds, art, poetry, publishing and more), which appears within the new issue of Sein und Werden, here - http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/summer13/index.html
The interview also brings up Cook's recent collaborative work with Robert Cole – and a collaborative poem by the two of them, “Churning Codex Portal”, appears in this issue of Sein as well.
“Churning Codex Portal” is a poem from their collaborative chapbook, “Mutant Neuron Codex Swarm”, chosen to be published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2014.
A few more poems from that chapbook are soon to appear online within “Black Heart Magazine” (now up, here - http://blackheartmagazine.com/2013/06/19/a-poem-by-juliet-cook-and-two-poems-by-juliet-cook-and-robert-cole/) and “Menacing Hedge” (via which you will be able to hear them read some of the poems too).
Also a new individual poem by Juliet Cook is coming soon from POETSARTISTS (The Social Portrait).
NEW from Juliet! - Juliet Cook’s POISONOUS BEAUTYKSKULL LOLLIPOP is now available!
It is her new 2013 poetry chapbook, published by Grey Book Press – and now available from Grey Book Press (and from her own Blood Pudding Press shop).
Support the press that published it by purchasing a copy here –
This chapbook was edited/published by poet and Grey Book Press editor Scott Sweeney – its weirdly awesome cover art was created by poet and artist Jay Snodgrass – and the innards by Juliet Cook are more than 20 different poems that vary from being written five years ago to mere months ago.
“…All mangy and probably diseased.
All frothing at the mouths at the taste of her rag-
a-muffin rumpus room. Punch her in the mouth;
say you get carried away because her spit out beads,
the rank smell of her pelt. Say something unnatural
pushed you. What oozed out was the filling in a cheap
dessert product ruined with broken teeth…”
from Say She Had Dirty Follicles
NEW from Blood Pudding Press! - Sister, Blood and Bone by Paula Cary
Blood Pudding Press is very pleased to announce its third new poetry chapbook of 2013, “Sister, Blood and Bone” by Paula Cary, with cover art created from the doll photo, “Steampunk Dia De Los Muertos Doll 353” by Michael Brown/ UC Studios.
Paula Cary’s ten poems within this swimming diving and skull collecting offering were inspired by her sister Lisa Cary, her muse.
The poems offer small bursts of life and death and blood based connections. Blood and bones collected from under water and saved for memories and keep sake and art sake.
Find out more and/or purchase your copy within the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress
NEW from Blood Pudding Press! - Poking through the Fabric of the Light that Formed Us: Songs and Stories to Read in the Mirror by Lora Bloom
“Tattered rags stretched over bones
Rising like yeast, stretching till implosion
I am a virus’
(from Unanswered Question by Lora Bloom)
Blood Pudding Press is delighted to announce its second contest winning poetry chapbook of 2013, “Poking through the Fabric of the Light that Formed Us: Songs and Stories to Read in the Mirror”, with cover art including a uniquely gorgeous painting, “SummerLoveTangle” by Blueberrycrush (blueberrycrush.yolasite.com) and innards filled with fifteen poems by Lora Bloom.
Each chapbook is hand-bound with slightly furry binding threads and when you open the collection, Lora Bloom’s poetry is brimming with mind and body and blood based performance art spewed out and arranged into powerful words, sometimes dreamy sweet, sometimes dreamy scary, sometimes a one-of-kind fusion mix ensemble.
The chapbook can be purchased from the Blood Pudding Press etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress and can also be purchased directly from poet Lora Bloom, who is planning to host a special release party/performance event in Philadelphia sometime in June. Stay tuned for more information on that timing and other details via the Blood Pudding Press blog at http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/.
NEW from Blood Pudding Press! - RENEGADE//HEART by Lisa M.Cole - Blood Pudding Press contest winning poetry chapbook - and the first Blood Pudding Press chapbook of 2013 is now available!
It includes 18 different short, unique, multi-faceted contemporary poems.
The cover design includes a scan of a painting by Blood Pudding Press editor, Juliet Cook called SOCKET MAUL.
"make a church & steeple with your body//with your hands//when a cage means both freedom & apocalypse//invoke his name//utter the pass-code"