The 2017 Blood Pudding Press chapbook submission period has now come to an end
If you submitted and did not receive that email, please let me know ASAP.
As mentioned in my guidelines, I hope to let each of you know by the end of March whether or not I would like to receive your entire chapbook manuscript submission.
Thank you for your interest in Blood Pudding Press.
~Sincerely, Juliet Cook/Blood Pudding Press
NEW! Cutting Eyes From Ghosts by Ariana D. Den Bleyker is now officially available!
"Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker is now available!
This chapbook contains 15 poems.
It is hand-bound and available in different colored covers and binding materials.
Acquire the chapbook HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/494588398/new-cutting-eyes-from-ghosts-by-ariana-d?ref=shop_home_active_2
"Imagine: a shot in the skull, spending a last breath,
stirring birds into sudden circles of song
darkness growing white"
from the poem "Fear at the Imagined Loss Shakes a Moment then Squeezes"
Blood Pudding Press is featured at Entropy!
Listen to Meet The Presses!
Lorraine Cipriano starts the conversation and then each of the presses poets/editors reads some poems and talks about small press stuff, in the order of the presses named above.
For Blood Pudding Press, I talk a bit about small press stuff, read one of my own poems and read one poem from each of this year's Blood Pudding Press chapbooks - "Fiddle Is Flood" by Lauren Gordon, "Pigeons and Peace Doves" by Matthew J. Hall, and "Bone of My Bone" by Nicole Rollender.
HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frbQxlipcoI&feature=youtu.be
What if you lose a life before it even comes out of you?
How is life combined with skin and bone and spine and marrow and femurs and skulls?
From cracking and contracting; from breaking down to floating away - will you sink, will you drown, will you rise up higher?
From torture and fear and numbness to in-depth internal connections between this life and the next.
Bone of My Bone will haunt you and taunt your thoughts in different directions.
Bone of My Bone will disturb you and urge you to consider what life is worth to you and what might happen next.
"Maybe this is just a form
of sleep. Your fingers curled around an oar.
We’d have to break metacarpals and phalanges
to separate your hand from the waves
and the stones. The sinking
under the moon, the overturn,
dirt still underneath nails. Your ceramic
tongue, your ruined eyes, three lost ribs."
from the poem "The Preparation of the Body"
Bone of My Bone has already gotten attention.
You can read the poet's original perspectives on her own work in several different places:
In this H_NGM_N Book Interview here - http://h-ngm-n.tumblr.com/post/127159192089/chpbk-qs-and-as-with-nicole-rollender
In this Tinderbox Editions Interview here -http://www.tinderboxeditions.blogspot.com/2015/08/book-interview-bone-of-my-bone-by.html
In this Axis of Abraxas (the Poetry Blog of Jessica Goodfellow) Interview here - http://jessicagoodfellow.blogspot.jp/2015/09/interview-with-nicole-rollender.html
In this Interview with Nancy Chen Long here - http://nancychenlong.blogspot.com/2015/09/chapbook-chat-nicole-rollender.html
In this Interview at Speaking of Marvels here - https://chapbookinterviews.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/nicole-rollender/
AND you can also read the first review of Bone of My Bone, by Alessandra Bava, at Sabotage Reviews here - http://sabotagereviews.com/2015/09/01/flesh-of-my-flesh-a-review-of-bone-of-my-bone-by-nicole-ross-rollender/
Pigeons and Peace Doves by Matthew J. Hall - the second Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of 2015!
It includes thirteen gorgeously written, emotionally rendering poems by Matthew J. Hall that are "representative of a...self-destructive struggle, an internal struggle".
The cover art was created by Marcy Erb.
Here are a few lines from one of the Pigeons poems, "This City is Sad and Angry":
"the high risers are leaning in
and the tarmac pulls
and sadness wells and spills
in and from the crippled pigeon’s eyes
I think he wants to cry
but doesn’t know how
I'd like to make a lollipop-stick splint
for his contorted leg"
You can procure a copy of these broken, lovely Pigeons for yourself at the Blood Pudding Press shop here -https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress
It offers twenty-two unique and powerful poems, inspired by Little House on the Prairie!
Semi-abstract and gorgeously emotional, fabulously crafted, with an utterly one-of-a-kind approach, this content is worth multiple reads. It is also charmingly wonderful to hold this hand-designed chapbook in all its cover art glory and yarn binding.
The cover art was created by the poet herself.
Here are a few sample lines for you, from the poem, "Then I'm A Woman, Full and Fleshed":
The dizzy drawers
that shut and open
swing and wing a dither
dizzy lousy drawers
I will not vomit
in my very own pantry
where flour flies corn meal slides
into bucking waves awash I wonder
Read more by purchasing a copy of this chapbook for yourself at the Blood Pudding Press shop here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress
Please free to visit the Blood Pudding Press Latest Ooze blog at www.bloodyooze.blogspot.com for the newest scoop on Blood Pudding Press chapbooks, reviews, Calls for Submissions, and other juicy, creepy, yummy indie press related morsels.
To acquire a Blood Pudding Press offering for your very own, please pay a visit to the Blood Pudding Press etsy shop at www.BloodPuddingPress.etsy.com. Many of these creations are limited edition, ribbon-bound, and adorned with unique little artsy flourishes.
Blood Pudding Press is a swoony fan of art swaps. If you are a poet or artist or other creative sort who is interested in arranging a little extra-special tit for tat, then please do email me with your succulent proposition to Julietcoo@gmail.com. Chances are in your favor I'll be delighted to accept your offer. Trading art for art with no money involved makes me quite gleeful.
Review copies of Blood Pudding Press chapbooks are also available upon request.
Please note that Blood Pudding Press does not at this time accept unsolicited manuscripts (except submissions for Thirteen Myna Birds) but stay tuned for future Calls for Submissions.
Blood Pudding Press projects so far:
~The Laura Poems by Juliet Cook (2006) (DISCONTINUED)
~Girl Gang by Juliet Cook (2007) (DISCONTINUED)
~[GROWLING SOFTLY] by 28 different poets (2007)
~Planchette by Juliet Cook (2008)
~w i n g'd by Kyle Simonsen (2008)
~POORLY SPELLED MATING CALL by Justin Dauterman (2008) (SOLD OUT)
~ECTOPLASMIC NECROPOLIS by 30 different poets (2008)
~BONE-BODICED by Rachel Kendall & Juliet Cook (2008) (SOLD OUT)
~CARNIVORACIOUS by Suzanne Grazyna & Juliet Cook (2008) (SOLD OUT)
~ HUMORESQUE by E. Tracy Grinnell for dusie kollektiv 3 (2008) (DISCONTINUED)
~SPIDER VEIN IMPASTO by multiple poets (2009)
~At night, the dead: by Lisa Ciccarello (2009)
~The Spare Room by Dana Guthrie Martin (2009) (SOLD OUT)
-Soft Foam by Juliet Cook for dusie kollektiv 4 (2010)
-Angel Face Trailer by Juliet Cook & Letizia Merello (2010)
-POST-STROKE by Juliet Cook for dusie kollektiv 5 (2011)
-LETTERS FROM ROOM 27 OF THE GRAND MIDWAY HOTEL by Margaret Bashaar (2011)
-FAINTING COUCH IDIOGLOSSIA by multiple poets (2012)
-Renegade//Heart by Lisa M. Cole (2013)
-Poking through the Fabric of the Light that Formed Us: Songs and Stories to Read in the Mirror by Lora Bloom (2013)
-Sister, Blood and Bone by Paula Cary (2013)
-House on Fire by Susan Yount (2014)
-Stick Up by Paul David Adkins (2014)
-They Talk About Death by Alessandra Bava (2014)
-Fiddle Is Flood by Lauren Gordon (2015)
-Pigeons and Peace Doves by Matthew J. Hall (2015)
-Bone of My Bone by Nicole Rollender (2015)
-Cutting Eyes from Ghosts by Ariana D. Den Bleyker (2017)
More blurbs about Blood Pudding Press chapbooks are available for browsing on the Blood Pudding Press Latest Ooze blog.