Happy September! Two collaborative poems by Juliet Cook & Adam Tedesco in Masque & Spectacle!

By Juliet Cook

“You could try to beat that dick off
with a cake beater,
but what would be the result of that?
More blood behind bars?
More sanitary pads inside
an insane asylum?”
from the poem “Tainted Pretty Dark” by Adam Tedesco and Juliet Cook, inside the new Masque & Spectacle.
Read more here – http://masqueandspectacle.com/2015/08/30/2-poems-adam-tedesco-juliet-cook/

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NEW Book Review of Blood Pudding Press poet Nicole Rollender’s poetry chapbook “Bone of My Bone” by Blood Pudding Press poet Alessandra Bava at Sabotage Reviews

By Juliet Cook

In the narrator’s footsteps, we face the grief of giving birth nine weeks early, a baby “rowing out” the inert body “as the waters shake through me.” The speaker asks her dead mother for consolation and help: “You tell her how your body failed, / the baby was born nine weeks early. / Her hands make the shape of wings. / […] You say the hummingbird is too frantic to watch. / To keep the baby alive, you hold him over your heart, / skin on skin.” Images akin to Anne Sexton, confessional in ways that can be beautiful, piercing, harrowing and real.

From another new review of the coming-soon (in less than a week!) Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, “Bone of My Bone” by Nicole Rollender.
Thank you kindly to Alessandra Bava for writing this review.
Read the review in its entirety 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/
Pre-order “Bone of My Bone” here – https://www.etsy.com/listing/244912253/preorder-bone-of-my-bone-by-nicole?ref=shop_home_active_2
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The reviewer of this 2015 Contest Winning Blood Pudding Press chapbook happens to be a Winner of last years 2014 Blood Pudding Press chapbook contest.
Partake of and/or purchase Alessandra Bava’s “They Talk About Death” here – https://www.etsy.com/listing/195494626/they-talk-about-death-by-alessandra-bava?ref=shop_home_feat_4

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NEW Tinderbox Editions Book Interview with Nicole Rollender about her poetry chapbook Bone of My Bone, coming soon from Blood Pudding Press!

By Juliet Cook

“My son, my second child, was born nine weeks premature. I woke up at 5 a.m. to find that my water had broken, so we took this eerie, awful drive to the hospital with my daughter chattering in the backseat. I didn’t feel him move for more than half the trip, and I kept thinking we had lost him. It was surreal and terrifying. Several of the poems in the chapbook are concerned with this – what if I lose a child I had never met?
from a new Book Interview with Nicole Ross Rollender, about her COMING SOON Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, “Bone of My Bone”.
Thank you very much to Tinderbox Editions for conducting this interview, HERE –http://www.tinderboxeditions.blogspot.com/2015/08/book-interview-bone-of-my-bone-by.html
“Bone of My Bone” is now available for pre-order in the Blood Pudding Press shop, HERE –https://www.etsy.com/listing/244912275/preorder-bone-of-my-bone-by-nicole?ref=shop_home_active_1

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NEW! Crow Hollow 19!

By Juliet Cook

Delighted to be included in the first issue of Crow Hollow 19!
Murder One includes poems by Blood Pudding Press poet Lisa Cole and Blood Pudding Press editor/poet Juliet Cook, and many more.
Thank you to poet/editor Jay Sizemore for creating this new murder of crows.

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NEW H_NGM_N Book Interview with Nicole Rollender about her poetry chapbook Bone of My Bone, coming soon from Blood Pudding Press!

By Juliet Cook

“How do I measure the body’s gardens from within its bone fences?”
The dead and what is the divine inhabit this collection – they’re looking for kinship, for remembrance, for some kind of communion.
From a new interview up at H_NGM_N Books, about the forthcoming “Bone of My Bone” Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook by Nicole Rollender!
The chapbook is coming very soon – but before it has even arrived, you can read the author’s perspective on this collection’s poetry innards, HERE – http://h-ngm-n.tumblr.com/post/127159192089/chpbk-qs-and-as-with-nicole-rollender
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This chapbook will be officially available the first weekend of September, but is available for pre-order now in the Blood Pudding Press shop, HERE – https://www.etsy.com/listing/244912275/preorder-bone-of-my-bone-by-nicole?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Monsters! Whimsy! What more could you ask for?

By Dianne Borsenik

When both Mary Turzillo and Geoffrey Landis sent manuscripts to NightBallet Press, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to release the books of these two dynamite poets simultaneously, as a Big Bang at the end of NBP’s fourth season. Therefore, we are ecstatic and excited to announce the publication of

A Guide to Endangered Monsters by Mary Turzillo
and
The Book of Whimsy by Geoff Landis!

These books are full of secret things, wondrous things, whimsy, and yes, monsters both physical and metaphysical.

Mary Turzillo’s A Guide to Endangered Monsters is packed with many of her award-winning and most-popular poems, everything from the deliciously salacious “We Made Poetry” to the devilishly hysterical “Aesthetics of Evil”…and including some of her haiku


Wandering teacup
Where has the mistress left it?
Ah. Wandering mind.
…and some of her science-fictional, apocalyptic pieces rendered in the way that only Turzillo can do it:

(stanzas excerpted from “This Is Just to Say”)

This is just to say
I have eaten the hadrosaurs
that were grazing in the meadow
and which you were probably saving for further evolution.
Forgive me:

they were so tender and juicy
and also noisy;
they made my teeth itch.

This is just to say
I have blasted a crater
the size of Hyperion
in the Yucatan peninsula.
Forgive me:
it was so green and fertile
and it was in my way.

A Guide to Endangered Monsters contains 44 pages of 37 poems. The cover is a very pale green cardstock with a rich olive green cardstock insert. The text is printed on creamy soft white paper. The cover image, “Spiders from Mars,” is an art piece by Ohio artist-poet Kevin Eberhardt*.

The Book of Whimsy by Geoff Landis is subtle and profound, whimsical and witty, with poems such as “Ode to My Lover’s Small Intestine” and “Sending My Mother to Mars.” A master of various poetic forms, Landis uses pathos, humor, and often, deft rhyming to write poems that grab you by the shirt collar and pull you in close for a kiss.

Offering whimsy:

November roses
the last late blooms of summer–
wistful memories.

(Mary replies)

Those wistful roses
still blooming in November:
I think they’re plastic.

and discovery:

Shout

I have to shout.

I have to shout
inside my head.

I have to shout
inside my head
to drown out the voices.

I have to shout
inside my head
to drown out the voices
of sanity and reason.

I have to shout
inside my head
to drown out the voices
of sanity and reason
so I can reach the madness.

I have to shout
inside my head
to drown out the voices
of sanity and reason
so I can reach the madness
in which genius is hidden.

The Book of Whimsy contains 44 pages of 39 poems, with the text printed on bright white paper. The cover is a textured white cardstock, with a cerulean blue-gray textured insert.

The Book of Whimsy and A Guide to Endangered Monsters are $10 each, with postage and handling charges of $4 each. But buy both books together for $20 and NBP will pay the postage! What a powerhouse team! And Mary says there are some poems in Geoff’s book that even she has never seen before!

Select the PayPal button of your choice below, and get the books of this powerhouse team for your very own! Soon to be available on Amazon, too!

photo by Irene Vartanoff, used with permission

Mary Turzillo’s 1999 Nebula Award winner for Best Novelette “Mars Is No Place for Children” and her Analog novel An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl are recommended reading on the International Space Station. Her poetry collection Lovers & Killers won the 2013 Elgin Award. She has been a finalist on the British Science Fiction Association, Pushcart, Stoker, Dwarf Stars and Rhysling ballots, and Sweet Poison, her Dark Renaissance collaboration with Marge Simon, was a Stoker finalist and is on the 2015 Elgin ballot. She’s working on a novel, A Mars Cat and His Boy, and lives in Berea, Ohio, with her scientist-writer husband, Geoffrey Landis. Find her at www.maryturzillo.com.

Geoff Landis is a writer, scientist, and poet. He has won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Science Fiction, and has twice won the Rhysling Award for Best Poem. As a poet, he has published several hundred poems in magazines and anthologies ranging from The City to 3Lights: a journal of micropoetry to The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. His poetry chapbook Iron Angels was published in 2009 by VanZeno Press. He is also the author of the novel Mars Crossing and the story collection Impact Parameter (and Other Quantum Realities). As a scientist, he works for NASA on Mars exploration, and on developing advanced technologies for spaceflight. He lives in Berea, Ohio, with his wife, poet Mary Turzillo, and four cats. More can be found at www.geoffreylandis.com.

Best deal! Get both Guide and Whimsy for only $20 with free shipping!

Get Mary Turzillo’s A Guide to Endangered Monsters for $10 plus $4 shipping

Get Geoff Landis’ The Book of Whimsy for $10 plus $4 shipping

(*Publisher’s note: All of Kevin Eberhardt’s art, including the one pictured on Turzillo’s book, is for sale; if interested please contact Dianne Borsenik at NightBallet Press for details.)

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Monsters! Whimsy! What More Could You Ask For?

By Dianne Borsenik

When both Mary Turzillo and Geoffrey Landis sent manuscripts to NightBallet Press, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to release the two books at the same time, as a final Big Bang at the end of NightBallet’s fourth season. Therefore, we are enormously pleased and excited to announce the publication of A Guide to Endangered Monsters by Mary Turzillo and The Book of Whimsy by Geoff Landis!

These books are full of wonders and wishes, whimsy and yes, monsters, both of the physical and the emotional kinds.

Mary Turzillo’s A Guide to Endangered Monsters is packed with many of her award-winning and most-popular poems, everything from the deliciously salacious “We Made Poetry” to the devilishly hysterical “Aesthetics of Evil”…and including some of her haiku

Wandering teacup

Where has the mistress left it?

Ah. Wandering mind.



…and some of her science-fictional, apocalyptic pieces (rendered in the way only Mary Turzillo can do it)

(excerpts from “This Is Just to Say”)

This is just to say
I have eaten the hadrosaurs
that were grazing in the meadow
and which you were probably saving for further evolution.
Forgive me:
they were so tender and juicy
and also noisy;
they made my teeth itch.

This is just to say
I have blasted a crater
the size of Hyperion
in the Yucatan peninsula.
Forgive me:
it was so green and fertile
and it was in my way.

A Guide to Endangered Monsters contains 44 pages of 37 poems. The text is printed on soft white paper. The cover image, “Spiders From Mars,” is an art piece by Ohio poet/artist Kevin Eberhardt*.

The Book of Whimsy by Geoff Landis is both subtle and profound. Whimsy? How about a poem titled “Ode to My Lover’s Small Intestine,” or one called “Sending My Mother to Mars”? A master of various poetic forms, Geoff Landis uses pathos and humor and, often, deft rhyming to write poems that grab you by the shirt collar and pull you in close for a kiss.

The Book of Whimsy offers both whimsy:

November roses
the last late blooms of summer–
wistful memories.

(Mary replies)

Those wistful roses
still blooming in November:
I think they’re plastic.

and profound discovery:

Shout

I have to shout.

I have to shout
inside my head.

I have to shout
inside my head
to drown out the voices.

I have to shout
inside my head
to drown out the voices
of sanity and reason.

I have to shout
inside my head
to drown out the voices
of sanity and reason
so I can reach the madness.

I have to shout
inside my head
to drown out the voices
of sanity and reason

so I can reach the madness
in which genius is hidden.

The Book of Whimsy contains 44 pages of 39 poems, and the text is printed on brilliant white paper. The cover is white, with a cerulean blue/gray cardstock insert.

The Book of Whimsy and A Guide to Endangered Monsters are $10 each, with $4 postage and handling. Buy both books of this powerhouse team together for $20, and NBP will pay the postage! Use the PayPal button of your choice below, and buy now…these are sure to go quickly! The books will also be available on Amazon.


photo by Irene Vartanoff, used with permission


Mary Turzillo’s 1999 Nebula Awarad winner for Best Novelette “Mars Is No Place for Children” and her Analog novel An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl are recommended reading on the International Space Station, Her poetry collection Lovers & Killers won the 2013 Elgin Award. She has been a finalist on the British Science Fiction Association, Pushcart, Stoker, Dwarf Stars and Rhysling ballots, and Sweet Poison, her Dark Renaissance collaboration with Marge Simon, was a Stoker finalist and is on the 2015 Elgin ballot. She’s working on a novel, A Mars Cat and His Boy, and lives in Berea, Ohio with her scientist-writer husband, Geoffrey A. Landis. Find her at www.maryturzillo.com.

Geoff Landis is a writer, scientist, and poet. He has won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Science Fiction, and has twice won the Rhysling Award for Best Poem. As a poet, he has published several hundred poems in magazines and anthologies ranging from The City to 3Lights: a journal of micropoetry to The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. His poetry chapbook Iron Angels came out in 2009 from VanZeno Press. He is also the author of the novel Mars Crossing and the story collection Impact Parameter (and Other Quantum Realities). As a scientist, he works for NASA on Mars exploration, and on developing advanced technologies for spaceflight. He lives in Berea, Ohio with his wife, poet Mary Turzillo, and four cats. More can be found at www.geoffreylandis.com.



Get both books for $20 and FREE shipping!

Get Mary Turzillo’s A Guide to Endangered Monsters
for $10 plus $4 postage/handling

Get Geoff Landis’ The Book of Whimsy
for $10 plus $4 postage/handling


(*Note–all of Kevin Eberhardt’s art, including the one pictured on Turzillo’s book, is for sale; if interested, you may contact NightBallet Press for details.)



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Buy Yourself a Treat from Blood Pudding and Support Small Press Art

By Juliet Cook

Printing poetry chapbook innards and getting ready to mail recent Blood Pudding Press purchases this coming Monday.
If you place an order tonight or this weekend, then your purchase will be part of that mailing.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress

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New poem up at Thank You for Swallowing

By Juliet Cook

“Why can’t they feel us,
a shimmering force field
inside the red clots.
Most just want to feel flesh.
They don’t care if it’s damaged,
as long as it opens for them.”
from the poem “WE WANT OUT” by Juliet Cook in Thank You for Swallowing
read more by clicking below…
https://thankyouforswallowing.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/we-want-out/

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NEW Review of Fiddle Is Flood by Lauren Gordon (Blood Pudding Press, 2015)

By Juliet Cook

Gordon moves from the pure white milk to the mud and grime. Dirt lines the cracks and spine of this collection in such a delectable way.


and

“Gordon repeats the word “sweet” a word often used to describe little girls, but it is disturbing in a sense here. Other words like “hot” and “spittle” really deliver the tone home to an all-new way of thinking about this particular time period as well as punching us in our modern-age guts, conjuring up countless stories we’ve all heard about the street harassment of women (and even young girls).

Just a few lines from a wonderfully detailed new review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, “Fiddle Is Flood” by Lauren Gordon.

Thank you very much to Jennifer MacBain-Stephens​ for writing this wonderful review.

Read the entire review on the Infoxicated Corner today! – http://www.thethepoetry.com/2015/08/infoxicated-corner-jennifer-macbain-stephens-reviews-lauren-gordons-fiddle-is-flood/

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After partaking of this new review, you might want to partake of the entire chapbook, by purchasing a copy for yourself, from the Blood Pudding Press shop here – https://www.etsy.com/listing/227601065/new-fiddle-is-flood-by-lauren-gordon?ref=shop_home_active_2

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