Dive Back Down, a collaborative poetry chapbook by j/j hastain & Juliet Cook published by Dancing Girl Press, in November 2015
or is it blood combined with moon silver?"
Maybe it's both of them and a multi-colored multi-shaped blood bath diverging from different shapes of human and semi-human entities, which reside inside this NEW COLLABORATIVE POETRY CHAPBOOK by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook!
DIVE BACK DOWN is now newly available from Dancing Girl Press HERE -http://dulcetshop.myshopify.com/products/dive-back-down-j-j-hastain-juliet-cook
AND I recently added "Dive Back Down" to my Blood Pudding Press shop too, in case anyone might like to purchase it in conjunction with a Blood Pudding Press chapbook OR in case anyone might like to purchase several of my chapbooks published by other presses together.
MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM!
(a collaborative poetry chapbook by Juliet Cook & Robert Cole, published by Hyacinth Girl Press, January 2015)
The twisted mutant innards of this creature are a peculiar fit for an utterly unique and creative and somewhat disturbing New Year!
Get yourself a copy from Hyacinth Girl Press here - http://hyacinthgirlpress.com/yearfour/mutantneuroncodexswarm.html
OR from the Blood Pudding Press hop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/238369220/mutant-neuron-codex-swarm-by-juliet-cook?ref=shop_home_active_8
Juliet Cook's RED DEMOLITION! (OUT OF PRINT)
(2016 UPDATE - This RED DEMOLITION chapbook is now out of print)
Here are just a few lines from one poem.
"After ripping it out of your drip dying hair, you will need to write out another sign to place above the toilet, so when they see those red blobs on the seat, they don’t think it is menstrual blood. It’s from everything around you turning insectile, biting in and spewing out cracked eggs filled with stinky detritus. They poison you and then pull themselves out. You rip out more and more of your own debris and flush it partway down and then pull it back out of the clogged drain and try to decide what the hell to name it. A bulgy eyed red rabbit hole with viscera inside until it goes blind. Malformed black sheep tongues. Black holes in between another sharp stream of rampant purple spikes."
Juliet Cook’s POISONOUS BEAUTYKSKULL LOLLIPOP!
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
Thirteen Designer Vaginas (SOLD OUT)
Delicious vaginal cover art created by Hyacinth Girl Press poet/editor Margaret Bashaar - and inside that cover is thirteen poems by Juliet Cook.
These are strangely scrumdilicious pussy poems! Snip snip pivot! Vaginatical! Va Va Voom!
If you think there's too much vagina in the Cook family, you can suck it you leech.
It was the browsing of vaginal rejuvenation sites that inspired Cook to start writing her designer vagina poems. She got grossed out by the photos and medical notations and wondered what the heck she was looking for and then realized that she was conducting "poetry research"!
The chapbook can be purchased direct from the publisher, Hyacinth Girl Press, here: http://hyacinthgirlpress.com/
The first review of Thirteen Designer Vagina's now appears on the Melusine blog here:
The second review of Thirteen Designer Vagina's now appears on Sein Und Werden here:
The third review of Thirteen Designer Vagina's now appears on fiddler crab here:
Mini-Review on Reiter's Block here:
Mini-Review on Little Myths here:
At Galatea Resurrects, an interesting review:
At Arsenic Lobster, here:
FONDANT PIG ANGST (SOLD OUT)
(The Birthday Pig image on the cover art of FONDANT PIG ANGST is by the marvelous Marnie Weber.)
"Slash Pine Press is pleased to announce the release of our first chapbook of poems, Juliet Cook's dynamically gut-wrenching, Fondant Pig Angst. I feel confident in saying Juliet's voice is an American original, fusing pastry with grotesquerie, icing with amputation. These poems are not plainly 'dark'. No, they are alive and electric and full of verve and spunk, playfulness even, and it's these competing impulses that make for such an amazing collection of poems. "
Here are some others' perspectives on this porky publication:
Grindhouse with a genuine felicity for line. Think Fleur du Mal with content no longer Interview with a Vampire but Blood-Sucking Freaks. Think syphilitic pigeons, baby spiders and their “toxic pearl shaped eggs”, opened pigs, farm implements, holes that birth peccaries, and dolls, so many uses for dolls. And always those pitch-perfect lines, Cook’s artistry that is the real knife here, the thing that cuts us to pieces. “Screw me here. No I meant with metal screws”. When my childhood friends and I wandered the Ohio cornfields at night, this is what we were afraid of. And what, of course, we were secretly longing to find.
-- Charles Freeland, author of Through the Funeral Mountains on a Burro
Fondant Pig Angst is a macabre buffet with “pantiliners in the stew pot” and “candied brain stems;” where “a meat hook is [a] lifeline.” Relentlessly chopping, whirring, and ramming, Cook’s poems force feed their “horripilation all over [the] inner thighs.” These gurlesque confection-bodies are “a new breed of sticky,” and once they manhandle you, you will never get the gurl-gunk gone.
-- Kate Durbin, author of The Ravenous Audience
I came to Juliet Cook's collection, Fondant Pig Angst, for glimpses into what it means to be human. I navigated my way through the detritus of the living -- took silk in my mouth, floated in a vat of tapioca, awkwardly inserted the meat hook. Cook's voice has disemboweled my assemblage, replaced my casing's wires with warped strings. If I am to believe Cook's speakers, the state of being human is nothing more than a blend of saltwater and ambergris, all in a jelly binding. I would rather remain a robot than dine at this feast, replete with cockroaches, confections and endless conditions.
-- Feldman the Robot
An interesting review of Fondant Pig Angst at The Rooster Moans:
(B)URN (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
A sequence of six short poems inspired by desire and mysterious vessels and the strange passage of hungry birds.
However, as of January 2013, (B)URN is no longer available online.
Tongue Like a Stinger
Please feel free to check it out here:
A sort of hybrid of older work with new material, this chapbook might appeal to those who find some of my latest poetry a little too visceral or in-your-face for their liking. The 'Tongue Like a Stinger' collection is slightly more subtle; not a lot more subtle, but slightly. It's about birds and bees and fur and tentacles and implanted debris and tainted femininity and more. It includes the Best of the Net 2007 winning and Pushcart Prize nominated poem, 'Some Explanations for Fainting Goats' .
PINK LEOTARD & SHOCK COLLAR (SOLD OUT)
The picture adjacent to my words here is an image of the cover art by Alexis Dietz, but on the real chapbook, it appears upon a hot pink backdrop.
PINK LEOTARD & SHOCK COLLAR is now SOLD OUT!
MONDO CRAMPO is Juliet Cook's 2009 poetry chapbook, published by Dana Teen Lomax for the dusie kollektiv 3.
15 unruly pussy poems in an off-sized chapbook with a see-through bright red laminate cover, bound by bronzy brads that can barely contain the dangerous nymphomania of it all.
Here's a mini review:
The print copies of MONDO CRAMPO are SOLD OUT.
However, the contents of this chapbook are still available here: http://www.dusie.org/JulietCOOK.pdf
Juliet's e-chapbook 'PROJECTILE VOMIT' is available from Scantily Clad Press:
Check it out if you're not too squeamish!
Here's a small comment about it by poet W.B. Keckler:
"Cook's book...waded deepest into sex itself ...and took its analytical scalpel along for the ride. Sizzling lexical surgeries on bodies quick with life! Random acts of gender reassignment! "
GINGERBREAD GIRL (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Juliet Cook's poetry chapbook 'GINGERBREAD GIRL', published by Trainwreck Press.
The cover features the image of a delightful painting by one of my favorite artists, Kendra Binney, a fine mistress of disturbingly cute misfit-esque artworks. This particular painting is called 'Pink Bird' and one of the poems within the collection is named after the painting and inspired by her art.
I am also pleased with the content of the chapbook, which deals with my warped perspective on edibility, consumption, cautionary tales, uneasy lessons, girlhood baggage, misfit-ism, anger, horror, dessert products, and more.
If you prefer your gingerbread girls misshapen and strangely inedible, please feel free to nibble your way to the oddball innards inside Juliet Cook’s ‘Gingerbread Girl' !