You Left the Bodies and You Only Moved the Headstones! : A Reading of Hauntings, Place, Cinema, the Fabulous & More

By Juliet Cook

This poetry reading (and AWP) is now just a little more than a week away (AAAH)!

You Left the Bodies and You Only Moved the Headstones happens Thursday, April 9
at 7:00pm10:00pm in CDT
at Crooked Pint Ale House.

It features a variety of fabulous poets from a variety of unique presses, including three Blood Pudding Press poets – Kelly Boyker, Daniel Shapiro, and Lauren Gordon.

Lauren Gordon will have her NEW Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook available too, “Fiddle Is Flood”.


While at AWP, don’t forget to visit Table 525, being shared between Blood Pudding Press and Menacing Hedge.

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New Thirteen Myna Birds – First of Spring 2015!

By Juliet Cook

The NEW Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived! It offers four teaser pieces from the NEW Blood Pudding Press Press poetry chapbook, “Fiddle Is Flood” by Lauren Gordon, followed by new poetry from Davide Nixon, John Claude Smith, Joe Milford, Bekah Steimel, (and a few older poems by Jessica Lindsley and Martin Willitts Jr. have moved from the top of the flock to the bottom of the flock, but still live on)!

“silver fishes and all that swim in the darkness – inside my belly – up and over my other bones – cutting my body in half – bared fangs tearing into hope – gyrate & spill give voice to swill – in the black soil of night – a glimmer of hopelessness – in heaven blood up to your ankles”

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NEW from Blood Pudding Press! – Fiddle Is Flood by Lauren Gordon – the first Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook of 2015!

By Juliet Cook The first new Blood Pudding Press contest winning poetry chapbook of 2015, Fiddle is Flood, by Lauren Gordon, 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 “Dreamt of Haying”
God takes care of us so far

as we do what we please

Godless muskrats clambering

up parched tight grass

never seeing soft prairie

never feeling the soft weight

of your son pressing

your ribs when I’m sixteen

my prayers sound like a woman

behind a sheet in the ink

with a knife a knife renting

air terror my prayers sound like

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By Dianne Borsenik

NightBallet Press is enormously pleased to present Lyn Lifshin’s new book, Moving Thru Stained GlassThe Maple Poems!

Moving Thru Stained GlassThe Maple Poems explores the sweet, sticky, and stunningly colorful world of the maple tree. Moving through the stained glass of “violet, amber, and rubies on flame”, Lifshin explores the discovery of maple syrup by the Iroquois and Algonquins, taps into her own childhood memories, and follows the transformation of the seasons through “burnt copper” and “ice crystals” to the clanging of sap buckets and “sun-colored juice”.


sometimes it’s like
the way light moves
thru stained glass
or jars of honey
or maple syrup,

turning the gray
Monday bright,
pulling beauty
thru the room,
turning whatever
moves thru
it magical.

Moving Thru Stained GlassThe Maple Poems is 36 pages long, and features a beautifully-rendered cover phototaken by New York poet George Wallaceprinted on creamy-ivory cardstock. The cardstock insert is a warm burnt orange, and the text is printed on thick, textured, pale champagne-colored paper. The 27 poems are pure Lifshin, entrancing and transforming the reader as her thematic spell weaves its way through the pages.

The legendary Lyn Lifshin has written more than 125 books and chapbooks; her poems have appeared in most of the poetry and literary magazines in the US. She won the Jack Kerouac Award for her book Kiss the Skin Off, and has been praised by Robert Frost, Ken Kesey, and Richard Eberhart. She is the subject of the award-winning documentary film Not Made of Glass. Recent books include Knife Edge and Absinthe—The Tango Poems (NBP) and Tangled as the Alphabet—The Istanbul Poems (NBP), A Girl Goes Into the Woods (NYQ Books), and Femme Eterna (Glass Lyre Press).

bio photo by Jae Robinson, used with permission

Available now, Moving Thru Stained GlassThe Maple Poems is only $10 plus $3 shipping/handling, directly from NightBallet Press…just use this PayPal button to purchase! This book is also on Amazon!

If you want even more Lifshin—and who doesn’t?— you may purchase her previous NightBallet Press books here (and I’ll throw in some extra goodies, as well!):

Knife Edge and Absinthe—The Tango Poems

Tangled as the Alphabet—The Istanbul Poems

Join NightBallet Press as we move through the marvelous and magical stained glass world of the one and only Lyn Lifshin! Buy your copy of Moving Thru Stained GlassThe Maple Poems today!

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Bookmobile: From the Library of Jesus Crisis – by David S. Pointer (CC#67)

By John Burroughs

Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to present Bookmobile: From the Library of Jesus Crisis, a new chapbook by Tennessee poet David S. Pointer, published on 23 March 2015.

Bookmobile is 28 pages featuring 19 poems including “Skin Tale,” “Carefree Customers,” “Numbness of the Unknown Numbers,” “America’s Coldest Case,” “Cagefighter,” “Printers Alley Elder” and more. It is now available for $7 from Crisis Chronicles, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111 USA.
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US orders $7.00 USDInternational $9.00 USD
Handbound, saddle stitched. Pale cyan cardstock cover featuring art by Justin Jackley. Golden pastel endpapers. 8.5″ x 5.5″. ISBN: 978-1-940996-18-9

Click here to read an interview with the author at Ppigpen.

David S. Pointer grew up in Kansas City and Clinton, Missouri. He has recent work in Bukowski: An Anthology of Poetry & Prose About Charles Bukowski [Silver Birch Press], as well as in volumes V and VI of The Southern Poetry Anthology series. His latest chapbook, Bookmobile, was published in 2015 by Crisis Chronicles Press. He currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with his two daughters. Read more about him here.

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A Poetry Reading In Columbus Ohio, Monday March 23, featuring Juliet Cook

By Juliet Cook

In just three days, on Monday March 23 at 7:00 P.M., Blood Pudding Press editor and poet Juliet Cook will be the featured reader at the Poetry Forum poetry reading in Columbus Ohio – at Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint.

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By Juliet Cook

“Mutant Neuron Codex Swarm is a deliciously dismembered chapbook of collaborative poetry by Juliet Cook and Robert Cole. The poems are dark in nature; body parts, dismemberment, and pain abound throughout the collection, creating a feeling of sinister sexuality, submission, and mutation.”
from a new review written by Kathy Burkett of MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM, a collaborative poetry chapbook by Juliet Cook and Robert Cole (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015)
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Thunderclap Amen – by Dianne Borsenik (CC#66)

By John Burroughs

cover photo by Steven B. Smith
Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Thunderclap Amen by Dianne Borsenik on 11 March 2015. The third release in our NineSense series of loaded nine poem chapbooks by authors whose work you need to know, Thunderclap Amen features 24 pages of fiery work that challenges even the coldest February on record in northern Ohio. Borsenik’s blazing poetic tongue triumphs.

Get your Thunderclap Amen for only $6.99 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111 USA.

8.5 x 5.5″, hand bound and saddle stapled. Textured cream card stock cover. Caramel construction endpapers. Ivory parchment pages laser printed recto side only. Poems include “Mother Tongue,” “Karma Café,” “Let’s Get It On,” “Polar Vortex,” “Happy Hour,” “‘S No More,” “Transcending Gender,” “Around the Block” and “Cue Brick, or How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bomb and Start Worrying.”

Print run: 99 copies. ISBN: 978-1-940996-17-2.

Dianne Borsenik ablaze during Words Dance at Mahall’s
photo by John Burroughs

Dianne Borsenik is active in the Cleveland, OH poetry scene and regional reading circuit. Her work has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including Rosebud, Slipstream, Lilliput Review, Pudding Magazine, and Modern Haiku. She won first place in both the 2013 and 2014 Best Cleveland Poem Competitions. As editor of NightBallet Press, she has published over 70 books for poets across the US. Borsenik lives in Elyria with her husband James and dogsons Angelo and Bodhisattava.

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By Juliet Cook

This book is writhing with its own secrets; its own masks; its own messes. This is a place “where the light at the end of the tunnel/is another tunnel smoldering beyond control.”
from Lisa M. Cole’s new review of MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM by Juliet Cook & Robert Cole (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015)
read more here –
purchase the chapbook from Hyacinth Girl Press here -

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Pictures of an Other Day by Lennart Lundh

By Writing Knights Press

$8.00 USD
- Excerpt -
“They speak of my drinking,

but never my thirst.
— Scottish proverb.
“Then I will speak of it,

though they fear the sound of
my voice, of my tread,
the thread of their being breaking
with a rale at my lips.”
–Railing at the Light
About the author:
Lennart Lundh is a poet, short-story writer, photographer, and historian. His work has appeared internationally since 1965. Len and his wife, Lin, live near Chicago.
Publication Date:
Mar 10 2015
1508769141 / 9781508769149
Page Count:
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