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Another Copy of Thirsty Bones

By Juliet Cook

Eileen Murphy’s copy of Thirsty Bones by Sarah Lilius, next to Bulletproof by Wollfgang Carstens. πŸ™‚
Get your own copy of the new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, Thirsty Bones, HERE –
“EILEEN RECOMMENDS: Thirsty Bones by Sarah Lilius from Blood Pudding Press and Bulletproof by Wolfgang Carstens from Grey Borders Books. You’ll enjoy these poems, I think, like I did.”

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A Copy of Thirsty Bones

By Juliet Cook

John Burroughs’ copy of Thirsty Bones by Sarah Lilius, surrounded by other books. πŸ™‚
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Listen to Tim Staley: The Most Honest Syllable Is Shhh!

By Dianne Borsenik

NightBallet Press is thrilled to announce the publication of
The Most Honest Syllable Is Shhh by Tim Staley!
The Most Honest Syllable Is Shhh is saddle-stapled, and boasts a lovely color collage, “Stag 10.21.16” by Bree (www.theartistbree.com), printed on textured ivory cardstock, with a warm, light-coffee cardstock insert. The text is printed on ivory paper. It contains thirty-two pages of twenty-three poems. And, oh! What poems they are! This is but a sample of the rampant coolness within the book:

The Sky Is Bursting with Rainlight
β€”for Angela Humphreys Staley (1965–2016)

I see a woman playing tennis.
She has no voice,
only the muted thump
of the ball kissing the racket,
the sound of a snowball
rolling into a river.

She is a woman of light,
light slicing into a smile,
into a quick set of smiles,
a million laughing, easy returns.

With sunset comes rain
and the sky glows with it.
The sky is bursting with rainlight.
It sweeps the court of people.
Even the giant moths
circling the overhead lights
hang it up for the night.

And for a while we stand together
against the fence, our fingers
hanging from memories like hooks.
The moon closes
what the sun begins.

On the empty court
puddles of moon light.
Tell me Angela can’t be smiling there
in that light, in that bright,
trembling light, and we won’t
turn the lights off on her,
not tonight, not ever.

Tim Staley was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1975. His debut poetry collection, Lost on My Own Street, was released by Pski’s Porch Publishing in 2016. His work has appeared in various journals, including Anti-Heroin Chic, Chiron Review, San Pedro River Review, and Sin Fronteras. His awards include the 2004 Peter Harris-Kunz Endowed Award in Poetry, the 2012 Luminaire Award for Best in Poetry, and the 2016 Dona Ana Arts Council’s Arts in Education Award. In 1992, Staley founded Grandma Moses Press, where he continues to serve as editor. He lives with his wife and daughter in Las Cruces, New Mexico. For tour dates and more, visit www.poetstaley.com. Find him on Facebook and on YouTube!

NightBallet Press was first contacted by New Mexico poet Tim Staley in September, 2015. He sent a marvelous manuscript we couldn’t resist…and then followed that up by a) teaching one of this editor’s poems in his classroom (“Incontinence”), and by b) coming to Cleveland to do a reading with me (at Mac’s Backs). Although his book is eight months overdue to be published (due to some unavoidable personal issues), he has been nothing but polite and patient, and we here at the press are very grateful. So, listen up: we highly recommend you get a copy of The Most Honest Syllable Is Shhh…when you read it, you’ll find yourself shouting for joy!

You can order right here through PayPal, with a credit or debit card of your choice!
(U.S. customers, only; non U.S. customers, please contact the editor at nightballetpress@gmail.com for information on postage costs) Don’t miss out on this exciting colletion…order today!

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New! The June Thirteen Myna Birds Flock Has Arrived!

By Juliet Cook

Just in time for the last weekend of June, the new June flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived!
It starts with two teaser piece poems by Sarah Lilius, which also appear within her new Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, “Thirsty Bones”!
Then it includes 13 new poems by Sarah Nichols, Susanna Kittredge, Peter Braddock, Donna Dallas, Matthew F. Amati, Allison Grayhurst, Christian Sammartino, and Chelsea Jones!
“blood pixels are starting to look real these days – A tree of eyes – sickness in my mirror is all I see – The glass comes down trapping me inside – I should cut and open the void – meet reality by screaming at tombstones – Death is too loud – Is it burning like an enemy in our closet or like a miracle denied? – like a parcel for someone else – Into the first gear of grief – chopped off hands that came to him empty of gold – the ant crawls up your leg – your arms and back printed in rows of purple butterflies – I heard the reporters lying – my naked body burning – The spaceship exploded”
HERE – http://13myna.blogspot.com/

Source:: Blood Pudding Press

Andy Roberts Says “You Know the Type”!

By Dianne Borsenik

NightBallet Press is truly delighted to announce the publication of
You Know the Type by Andy Roberts!

You Know the Type is saddle-stapled and features a stunning collage, “Coyote 04.30.17,” by Bree on its ribbed cardstock cover. (Bree has graciously allowed NBP to use her work for several recent covers; check out her fabulous and groundbreaking work at www.theartistbree.com.)

This collection contains 26 poems on 36 pages. In his poems, Roberts says “you know the type…the shoegazers, the moonbeamers”; his poems reflect on lucky byways in life, and offer stirring recollections of an earlier time, memories shared in time by common experience.

Coelacanth, 1969
I remember Dark Shadows at three in the afternoon,
the moon shot, picture of the coelacanth
in the World Book Encyclopedia.
I would learn tricyclics, MAO Inhibitors, encehalopathy.

But things weren’t all bad.
The moon shot inspired me and I was
proud to be an American.
The Jets beat The Colts in Super Bowl 3.
The Monkees broke up.

I lost the key to memory a long time ago.
Drowned anything close to an answer.
Learned things in the deep
could be reeled up
no one had ever seen.


Nancy Scott, editor of U.S. 1 Worksheets and author of Ah, Men and The Owl Prince, says about these poems:

“His poetry filled with unswerving wisdom and humor, Roberts has succeeded in convincing us that life does not have to be orderly to be lived well.”




Andy Roberts, a Columbus, OH, poet, has three previous books from NightBallet Press: Yeasayer, Pencil Pusher, and The Green World, and we are honored and pleased by his trust in our press. Roberts has seen his work appear in a wide array of literary journals and small press publications for over thirty years, including Atlanta Review, Chiron Review, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Mudfish, Pudding Magazine, and Slipstream. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize several times. Roberts handles finances for disabled veterans, a sometimes frustrating, and often rewarding, occupation.

You can order You Know the Type for only $5 plus $4 shipping through PayPal, with the credit or debit card of your choosing. (U.S. customers only; non U.S. customers may contact the editor at nightballetpress@gmail.com to discuss shipping charges.) Find us on Amazon!

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NEW Thirsty Bones by Sarah Lilius (Blood Pudding Press 2017)

By Juliet Cook

“Her face, his canvas,
nothing delicate about shades
of changing red, maroon, purple
and when she passed out
the color was black behind her eyes.”
from the poem “You Can’t Paint the Moon” by Sarah Lilius, within her NEW Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, Thirsty Bones
get your own copy HERE –

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NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review – Doll Blood Spattering

By Juliet Cook

“Doll cadavers growing mildew for hair,
mildew spewing out their mouths and whose
voice are they talking in now?

They were talking in their own tiny tongues until
those tiny tongues were ripped out
and replaced with more modern doll mouths.

The modern dolls with no genuine voices of their own.
The modern dolls in a popularity contest, fighting against
every other doll. They don’t really care who they hurt.”

from Doll Blood Spattering by Juliet Cook, up at The Rising Phoenix Review.

read more HERE – https://therisingphoenixreview.com/2017/06/13/doll-blood-spattering-by-juliet-cook/

Source:: Blood Pudding Press

NEW! Thirsty Bones by Sarah Lilius is now newly available from Blood Pudding Press!

By Juliet Cook

Thirsty Bones is a NEW Blood Pudding Press 2017 poetry chapbook, containing 20 poems by

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NEW in Maudlin House – a poem by j/j hastain & Juliet Cook

By Juliet Cook

“Every other day of the week
means I will eat it on a turnstile
with a different DJ saturating me
into the sound system.”


from Tobiko Inquiry, a poem by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, up at Maudlin House today!
HERE – https://maudlinhouse.net/tobiko-inquiry/

Source:: Blood Pudding Press

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