Before July ends a NEW Thirteen Myna Birds begins!

By Juliet Cook From Thirteen all the way down to Zero, Thirteen Myna Birds is all up & down with new poems by MeLaina Elise Ramos, Martin Willitts Jr., Jessie Janeshek, Ezhno Martín, Sarah Greenleaf, and Max Mundan at http://13myna.blogspot.com/

“You are my strange insect – voice among red and black wires – bloodletting for relief – tilt from the timbers on metal prosthetics – steal the world from the butcher – i filled the space between my joints with fine green glitter – conveniently created a god to codify inequality – I become this siren-thing, mouth open because isn’t that what you want most? – Wake up, little earthling – The space between is the distance between two hands.”

Source:: Blood Pudding Press

New Poem up at The Plot

By Juliet Cook

“In one dream scene, it was a bag full of rye bread.
In the next dream scene, it was a bag full of rye dick.
A big dildo in a bread bag or a real dick in a doggy bag
ready to be shoved into the trash compacter.”
The first four lines of Juliet Cook’s poem “DISPOSAL”, which is up at The Plot (An online literary journal by Villainess Press)
read more here – https://villainessplot.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/disposal-by-juliet-cook/

Source:: Blood Pudding Press

Stardust Poetry show series on hiatus…

By PoetsHaven.com

The Stardust Poetry event series will be going on an indefinite hiatus.

Karma Cafe recently changed owners, and the new owner changed the cafe’s hours. While the cafe may be willing to stay open later for events that were previously scheduled, I have held off promoting the next show while waiting for confirmation of this. Unfortunately, between my day-job hours and the, I’m sure, overwhelming task of taking over the business operations at Karma, contact has not yet been made. There is no longer sufficient time to confirm features and effectively promote the show that was scheduled for July 18th. As such, I have made the decision to put the show on hiatus.

I do not know what is going to happen next. The event details may get worked out with Karma, I may begin the search for a new venue, or I may take this opportunity to set up something completely different. Stay tuned…

Source:: The Poet’s Haven

Connie Willett Everett’s WHAT KEEPS ME AWAKE: Fireworks in July!

By Dianne Borsenik

Happy week after Independence Day from NightBallet Press, where we are honored to announce
the publication of
What Keeps Me Awake by Connie Willett Everett!



What Keeps Me Awake by Columbus, Ohio poet Connie Willett Everett is a 48 paged book of 39 poems…haunting and evocative poems with titles such as “Where We Lived,” “Half-Moon Bay, Jamaica,” “Pedicure,” “For Sale in Bangkok,” “Nuclear Fallout,” and “Planetary Signs.” Her poem “Leaving Paradise” captures perfectly some of the things that “keep her awake”:
Leaving Paradise

Somewhere near Jupiter I realize paradise is well behind me.
I’m driving against the steady Atlantic ebb, beach deserted,
sun gone down and nothing but stuttering shadows, a full moon
harangued by dark clouds.

It’s late when I pull under the flashing VACANCY.
A lap dance of neon undulates across my salt-crusted windshield.
I slouch into a damp room tuned to the hoarse rattle of
a dying air conditioner.

Long ago I saw a rocket launched near this coastal town,
a small light in the dark, earth trembling with possibility.
Tonight, on this thin shell of de León’s dream, it’s the tide
I hear close by.

The rooms here square a courtyard around the parking lot.
Travelers, like me, lank in open doorways of skeletal light,
smoke slow cigarettes, tiny constellations in the dark,
not yet ready to sleep.



With deft hand, steady eye, open mind and a caring heart, Everett explores the underbelly of the American Dream, the scenes behind the screens at vacation resorts, the commercial and the crass, the American perspective and the soaring of human hope.

What Keeps Me Awake boasts a stunning cover photograph taken by artist/poet Kevin Eberhardt of his art piece “Full Sail,” printed on textured ivory cardstock. The book contains a rich golden cardstock insert, and the text is printed on thick ivory paper. Beginning today, July 4, 2015, you may order What Keeps Me Awake from NightBallet Press for only $10 plus $4 shipping/handling!

photo by Stephanie Matthews, used with permission

Connie Willett Everett received degrees from Ohio University and Bowling Green State University, including an MFA in creative writing. She is a member of the National League of American PEN Women and of Columbus Poetry Salon. She is senior editor for Pudding House Productions, and her reviews appear in Ohioana Quarterly. A former teacher of English, writing, and Women’s Studies, Everett has presented workshops for public schools, women’s retreats, juvenile detention centers, writers’ workshops, and other groups. Everett co-coordinates The Poetry Forum in Columbus, Ohio, and has produced and emceed many poetry and mixed media events.

Her poems and fiction have been published in numerous journals and several have won national and regional awards. Previous chapbooks include Mothers, Daughter and Dreams (Bottom Dog Press, 1995) and As Good As It Gets, Sometimes (Pudding House Publications, 2008). Everett helps run a family business, and is a committed community, political, and arts activist. She has two grown children and lives in Worthington, Ohio with her husband, a cat and a dog.

Don’t wait! Order your copy of What Keeps Me Awake today!


“Full Sail”


Editor’s note: all of Eberhardt’s art pieces are for sale, including this one. If you wish to obtain this evocative piece, you can contact him at
KE767@hotmail.com, or contact NightBallet Press for additional information.

Source:: NightBallet Press

What Keeps Me Awake: Fireworks on the Fourth of July!

By Dianne Borsenik

Happy Independence Day from NightBallet Press, where we are honored to announce
the publication of
What Keeps Me Awake by Connie Willett Everett!
What Keeps Me Awake by Columbus, Ohio poet Connie Willett Everett is a 48 paged book of 39 poems…haunting and evocative poems with titles such as “Where We Lived,” “Half-Moon Bay, Jamaica,” “Pedicure,” “For Sale in Bangkok,” “Nuclear Fallout,” and “Planetary Signs.” Her poem “Leaving Paradise” captures perfectly some of the things that “keep her awake”:

Leaving Paradise

Somewhere near Jupiter I realize paradise is well behind me.
I’m driving against the steady Atlantic ebb, beach deserted,
sun gone down and nothing but stuttering shadows, a full moon
harangued by dark clouds.

It’s late when I pull under the flashing VACANCY.
A lap dance of neon undulates across my salt-crusted windshield.
I slouch into a damp room tuned to the hoarse rattle of
a dying air conditioner.

Long ago I saw a rocket launched near this coastal town,
a small light in the dark, earth trembling with possibility.
Tonight, on this thin shell of de León’s dream, it’s the tide
I hear close by.

The rooms here square a courtyard around the parking lot.
Travelers, like me, lank in open doorways of skeletal light,
smoke slow cigarettes, tiny constellations in the dark,
not yet ready to sleep.

With deft hand, steady eye, open mind and a caring heart, Everett explores the underbelly of the American Dream, the scenes behind the screens at vacation resorts, the commercial and the crass, the American perspective and the soaring of human hope.

What Keeps Me Awake boasts a stunning cover photograph taken by artist/poet Kevin Eberhardt of his art piece “Full Sail,” printed on textured ivory cardstock. The book contains a rich golden cardstock insert, and the text is printed on thick ivory paper. Beginning today, July 4, 2015, you may order What Keeps Me Awake from NightBallet Press for only $10 plus $4 shipping/handling!



photo by Stephanie Matthews, used with permission

Connie Willett Everett received degrees from Ohio University and Bowling Green State University, including an MFA in creative writing. She is a member of the National League of American PEN Women and of Columbus Poetry Salon. She is senior editor for Pudding House Productions, and her reviews appear in Ohioana Quarterly. A former teacher of English, writing, and Women’s Studies, Everett has presented workshops for public schools, women’s retreats, juvenile detention centers, writers’ workshops, and other groups. Everett co-coordinates The Poetry Forum in Columbus, Ohio, and has produced and emceed many poetry and mixed media events.

Her poems and fiction have been published in numerous journals and several have won national and regional awards. Previous chapbooks include Mothers, Daughter and Dreams (Bottom Dog Press, 1995) and As Good As It Gets, Sometimes (Pudding House Publications, 2008). Everett helps run a family business, and is a committed community, political, and arts activist. She has two grown children and lives in Worthington, Ohio with her husband, a cat and a dog.

Don’t wait! Order your copy of What Keeps Me Awake today!


“Full Sail”


Editor’s note: all of Eberhardt’s art pieces are for sale, including this one. If you wish to obtain this evocative piece, you can contact him at KE767@hotmail.com, or contact NightBallet Press for additional information.

Source:: NightBallet Press

Happy July! New Poetry in Hermeneutic Chaos! Art in Rogue Agent!

By Juliet Cook Excited to start this new month with some newly published poetry and art!

Blood Pudding Press editor and poet Juliet Cook has three poems within the new July 2015 Issue #9 of Hermeneutic Chaos.

You can read the poems AND listen to her read them.

You can even check out the Epilogue section to see/listen to what songs some of the poets chose to accompany their poems.

Below that is the Symposium section where they explain WHY they chose the songs they chose.
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ALSO, Juliet Cook has a piece of art within the “IN MY OTHER LIFE I___” section in the midst of Issue Four of RogueAgent

http://www.rogueagentjournal.com/issue4

Source:: Blood Pudding Press

7th Anniversary Deal – 11 for 71

By John Burroughs

Crisis Chronicles Press has published 11 fantastic titles so far this year. That makes 71 in all sincewe started out back on 8 July 2008. We plan to publish at least 13 more by the end of 2015 and reach 100 titles in print by next summer. To celebrate our 7-year anniversary (and raise funds for upcoming publications) we are offering a special deal for the next 7 days only: send us $71 to receive (postage free in the U.S.) all 11 titles we’ve published between January and June 2015 – plus an added bonus book. That’s a $95 value (more if you had to pay postage). Any takers?
Books include:

063 – #ThisIsCLE: An Anthology of the 2014 Best Cleveland Poem Competition

064 – Be Closer for My Burn by Robin Wyatt Dunn
058 – Poems for Explosion by John G. Hall
065 – Cutting the Möbius by Jonathan Thorn
066 – Thunderclap Amen by Dianne Borsenik
067 – Bookmobile: From the Library of Jesus Crisis by David S. Pointer
059 – Ohio Triangle by Alex Gildzen
069 – 2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology
071 – Readings / The Road: Two Poems from Euclid Creek Book Three by Michael Ceraolo
070 – Matilda’s Battle Waltz by Tracie Morell
072 – Ghost on the Inside by John Dorsey

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Juliet Cook is DRUNK IN A MIDNIGHT CHOIR (with three poems)

By Juliet Cook

“A temporary flavor with a price cut.
(In my head, I’m worth nothing but
a cracked open amulet full of filth.)”)
three lines from Juliet Cook’s poem “What do you think you deserve?”
Three of her Poems are up at DRUNK IN A MIDNIGHT CHOIR.
read more by clicking here and happy last day of June – http://drunkinamidnightchoir.com/2015/06/30/4860/

Source:: Blood Pudding Press

Get TWO 2015 Blood Pudding Press Poetry Chapbooks for a lowered price – Fiddle Is Flood by Lauren Gordon and Pigeons and Peace Doves by Matthew J. Hall

By Juliet Cook

End of June 2015, A NEW listing has just been added to the Blood Pudding Press shop, through which you can procure a SET OF TWO, meaning both 2015 contest winning Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbooks, for a substantially lower price if you purchase them as a set.
Fiddle Is Flood by Lauren Gordon AND Pigeons and Peace Doves by Matthew J. Hall for only 10 bucks (plus shipping).
Here’s the listing –

Source:: Blood Pudding Press

Ghost on the Inside – by John Dorsey (CC#72)

By John Burroughs

Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to present Ghost on the Inside, a new chapbook by John Dorsey published 27 June 2015. It features the poems “steel city rope-a-dope,” “icarus revisited,” “sheboygan sean,” “brian on n. 6th street,” “sheboygan 1,” “sheboygan 2,” “at 37: for mikey west,” “harry’s diner poem: for mj taylor,” “in his 60’s,” “on oak street: for everette maddox,” “steve goldberg death poem” and “poem for christian o’keeffe.” As D.R. Wagner has said of John Dorsey, “Boy, this guy means it. What a fine poet, ladies and gentlemen.”

Ghost on the Inside is 5.5″ x 8.5″, hand assembled, saddle stapled, with cover image by Steven B. Smith on white cover stock with black card stock endpapers and the poems printed on pale cottonwood paper. Only $6 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111 USA.

Please choose US or International
US Orders $6.00 USDInternational $10.00 USD
John Dorsey is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw’s Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Natural Selection: Early Poems (Kilmog Press, 2014) and Imaginary Foxholes (Rusty Truck Press, 2015). His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He may be reached at archerevans@yahoo.com.

Join us for the official release celebration on 27 June 2015 during Sylvania Avenue Performances in front of the West Toledo Library.

Source:: Crisis Chronicles Press