NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review – “Signs of the New Sun God” by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook

By Juliet Cook

The dead snake skin came back to life and bit me.

It wasn’t a poisonous weapon. It was a form
of unique reconstructive surgery
created by my own mind

or someone else’s.

from the poem “Signs of the New Sun God”, by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain, in The Rising Phoenix Review
more HERE – https://therisingphoenixreview.com/2018/05/20/signs-of-the-new-sun-god-by-juliet-cook-j-j-hastain/

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A NEW Review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, “Paloma” by Jennifer E. Hudgens at Swimming With Elephants Publications!

By Juliet Cook

“With each poem thereafter comes a chapter of both closure and reawakening old memories; Paloma is remarkably bittersweet in the tug-of-war of saying goodbye to somebody who can no longer hear you, and Hudgens’ voice is so clear and combative against adhering to traditional standards… it is clear that Hudgens proves to be anything but a traditional poet; she rocks the reader’s thoughts, with gruesome details suggesting unkempt murder, encouraging one to further unravel the mayhem behind a sudden loss. Nonetheless, this proves to be a beautiful read, a true work of dedication and memory”
part of a wonderful new review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, “Paloma” by Jennifer E. Hudgens which appeared in a Featured Author section of SWIMMING WITH ELEPHANTS last month.
Read more HERE –

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More Blood Pudding Press chapbooks heading out into the world…

By Juliet Cook

Today I mailed hand-designed copies of the four most recent Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbooks to the Poets House Showcase (the 26th annual Showcase opens on Thursday, June 28, 2018 and the exhibit will be on view through August 18. 🙂 ) – and I also mailed review copies of the recent chapbooks to Galatea Resurrects (from which anyone who would like to receive a review copy of a specific Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook can request it from Galatea and then write a review for Galatea).
Tonight, I’ll be hand designing a few more Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbooks, in order to prepare the latest order for mailing and have a few more in stock.
Tonight would a a good time to acquire yourself a copy of a Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook!
The Blood Pudding Press shop is HERE – https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress

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NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review – “Inner Slinky by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain

By Juliet Cook “My socks are slinking themselves
down into the grave.”

inside the poem “Inner Slinky” by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain, inside The Rising Phoenix Review HERE – https://therisingphoenixreview.com/2018/05/10/inner-slinky-by-juliet-cook-j-j-hastain/

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Grand Tournament 2018 – Rules *Subject to Change*

By Writing Knights Press

Every great competition has rules, we’re going to try to keep ours simple.

1. Each Stage Round is certain length 2, 3, 4, 5 minutes. There is NO grace period. Once the host says stop, performer/groups must stop. If they do not, they will be disqualified, no appeals.

2. There will be up to 5 categories in the competition: Poetry, Music, Comedy, Storytelling: Fiction, and Storytelling: Nonfiction. A minimum of 5 Performers/Groups must be entered for a category to be included. If any categories do not reach 5 Performers/Groups they will be parlayed into the closest relative category.

3. One prop per performer/group per round. For the Music category, this does not count instruments. Non-Music categories may incorporate an instrument, but the organizers must be notified before June 2nd.

4. Any Performers/Groups who make it to the 4 minute Stage Round should give their 5 minute Stage Round written manuscript to the Host of their venue for review pending the final score of the round.

5. Anyone found in violation of the Events Rights and Expectations will be disqualified and expelled from the event.

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Grand Tournament 2018 – Round Progression *Subject to Change*

By Writing Knights Press

After some consideration, the Writing Knights staff has come to a decision on the competition format. To streamline the formerly complicated round set up, we have developed a new format.

Round One: 2 minute Stage Round
– Maximum entrants 60 divided between 2 Venues.

Round Two: 3 minute Stage Round
– Maximum entrants 40 divided between 2 Venues.

Round Three: 4 minute Stage Round
– Maximum entrants 30 divided between 2 venues.

Final Round: Page Round
– The top scorers from the previous Stage rounds will have their 5 minute manuscripts read by the Page Judges and incorporated into their finals score.

Final Round: 5 minute Stage Round
– Maximum entrants 12 or 15 depending on how many categories are represented.
– Each category represented will have at least 3 entrants.
– If 4 or 5 categories are represented there will be 3 entrants per category.
– If 3 categories are represented there will be 4 entrants per category.
– If 2 categories are represented there will be 6 entrants per category.
– If only one category is represented there will be 12 entrants in the category.

Scoring is cumulative and by the organizers’ proprietary rubric. Scoring updates will be provided online.

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Blood Pudding Press chapbooks!

By Juliet Cook

Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbooks at the Blood Pudding Press book fair table at the Columbus State Writer’s Conference, this past Saturday May 5, 2018.

Blood Pudding Press chapbooks are always available within the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE –

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NEW in Rag Queen Periodical! – ‘Ripped Gills Atomized into Lightning” by Juliet Cook & j/j hastain

By Juliet Cook

“We both collapse at the same time

and upon awakening into

an uncanny network of live lights,

we see the tightrope

turning into razor wire.”


inside the poem “Ripped Gills Atomized into Lightning” by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain, which appears inside the NEW Rag Queen Periodical – ISSUE ONE: SELF Cadaver!


I’ll link to the whole issue below and then I’ll link to j/j and I’s poem below that!

Looking forward to reading this whole issue!

The whole issue –https://www.ragqueenperiodical.com/issue-one-credits

“Ripped Gills Atomized into Lightning” –

https://www.ragqueenperiodical.com/single-post/2018/05/01/Ripped-Gills-Atomized-into-Lightning-by-Juliet-Cook-jj-hastain

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Happy May! (This Saturday May 5, Blood Pudding Press will have a Book Fair table at the Columbus State Writer’s Conference)

By Juliet Cook

Happy May!

This Saturday May 5, from 10 to 3, Blood Pudding Press will have a Book Fair table at the Columbus State Writer’s Conference.

The conference is free and open to the public with no advanced registration required, so if you live in the area, come check it out, and consider buying poetry (chap)books from Blood Pudding Press, The Poet’s Haven Press, Whiskey Island, and other participants.

https://www.cscc.edu/academics/departments/english/writers-conference/index.shtml

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For National Poetry Month, at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Juliet Cook’s poem “Chicken Corset”

By Juliet Cook

In celebration of National Poetry Month, at Cuyahoga County Public Library, here is Juliet Cook’s poem, “Chicken Corset” – https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/William-N-Skirball-Writers-Center/Read-Write-30-Days-of-Poetry/30-Days-of-Poetry/April-2018/Chicken-Corset.aspx

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