A Red Witch, Every Which Way is a NEW collaborative full-length poetry book by Juliet Cook & j/j hastain!
mossy pits, wounds.
The words were mutating
crows, cawing through
I am very bloodily creepily excited to announce "A Red Witch, Every Which Way", which is a new full-length poetry book collaboration by j/j hastain and myself, newly published by a new small press, Hysterical Books!
Hysterical Books is focused on the BEAUTIFUL AND STRANGE.
"A Red Witch, Every Which Way" is "aboil with the grotesque and macabre. These poems explore the recesses of the body in all its glory and all its shame."
Over 130 pages.
Available via the Hysterical Books website AND via Amazon.
HERE - http://www.hystericalbooks.com/#!product-page/cl84u/1a2d7e83-4bef-31d5-09e1-3326ee271c09
HERE - https://www.amazon.com/Red-Witch-Every-Which-Way/dp/0940821044
And now newly available within the Blood Pudding Press etsy shop too, HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/473901408/new-a-red-witch-every-which-way-2016?ref=shop_home_feat_1
The different innards of the collection are as follows:
Act 1, The Secret Carnage Hidden in a Cuckoo Clock
Act 2, The Mutated Conjoined Twins
Act 3, An Underworld's Spring Filled With Questions
Juliet and j/j Interview Each Other
NEW! A Red Witch receives its first review!
"Make no mistake, j/j and Juliet do not shy away from excess—from mysterious risks—from gore or the gruesome bits—in fact, they wallow in it. At times, the book is a dizzy mess of flesh—and other times, an acid-blotted nightmare"
from Susan Yount's response to "A Red Witch, Every Which Way"
read more HERE - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=1763780654
And now its second review HERE - https://www.amazon.com/Red-Witch-Every-Which-Way/dp/0940821044/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1483005994&sr=1-6
And now its third review HERE - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1742780580?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
HORRIFIC CONFECTION is Juliet Cook's Hideously Delicious #1 Full-Length Poetry Book!
HORRIFIC CONFECTION is SOLD OUT in print version, but is still available online via BlazeVOX!
Read a few mini-reviews below and then scroll down for more information & links to larger reviews of 'HORRIFIC CONFECTION'.
Do it or be pummeled by wormy cupcakes!
"There's a deadly accuracy at work here as childhood fears are magnified and the world of consumption flows into mouths, past meteorite girls hoping for inscrutability & inedibility, into shimmering nematocysts. One can't help wanting to taste the seams of vintage wallpaper and/ or admire the author's vagina dentata variation. This is edible and fun yet also dark and grounded in a world of deadly objects someone breathed life into with extremely original intentions backed up by the laws of physics. It reminds me of the very best in violent German fairy tales mixed in with some H. Belloc and sent through a typewriter by a deformed Anne Sexton marionette on acid."
Matt Jasper, poet and author of 'Moth Moon'
"Juliet transforms obsessive energies into high-stakes art. In other words, she’s a total bad-ass."
Adam Fieled, poet and critic
WHAT IS THAT SICKLY SWEET CHOKING SOUND?
Juliet Cook's first full-length poetry collection--HORRIFIC CONFECTION--is now available as a BlazeVOX ebook.
Dripping with a darkly delectable cover designed by artist Christen Baer.
Oozing with my hideously succulent choking hazards posing as consumables.
It is FREE to read and download (a small print run will be creeping onto the scene later for those who might desire to hold it or lick it or spit on it).
Dig in if you dare and feel free to let me know how it tastes.
XO. Juliet Cook
Want to know what it's about?
'HORRIFIC CONFECTION' is brimming with pinatas and confetti and sinister dessert products with more than their fair share of milk teeth stuck inside. Mutant sea creatures, suspicious slits, mercurial wrists, tainted candy, and heavy cream are also swirling quite vociferously therein. And don't forget about the shattering mercury thermometers and the creepy/yummy kitten that won't stop slinking into then out of the text then reappearing in a different formation. Perhaps that shapeshifting pussy is my doppelganger. Or perhaps it is stalking me quite relentlessly.
The hideously delectable flyer above is by artist Kristinopolis Mayhem, created for HORRIFIC CONFECTION.
A devilishly delicious review of HORRIFIC CONFECTION by dark horror writer/editor Rachel Kendall:
See or HEAR a fiendishly insightful review of HORRIFIC CONFECTION by poet and editor David Caddy. This review is Letter 20 in the series So Here We Are: Poetic Letters from England. You may either read the text of the review on Mr. Caddy's Blog or listen to it via Miporadio:
Check out another review of 'Horrific Confection' by poet and editor Janelle Elyse Kihlstrom, in Melusine: