Fried Everything & Booze by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

By Unknown

Published August 13, 2019

Chapbook – 48 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, ISBN: 978-1088941508

we got a little liquored
at the old opera house and
went parking on the west pond dam
windows down, radio blaring
as bold as back when, and laughed
at coyotes calling to classic rock
— coyote calls

Wanda Morrow Clevenger wrote eight poems in a handful of months in 1974; thirty-four years later she returned to writing. She has since placed over 467 pieces of work in 158 print and electronic literary journals and anthologies.

In August of 2013, while compiling the manuscript for this book she fell ill with pancreatitis, further complicated by necrosis in the following nine months, and wasn’t expected to survive. One year later, almost to the day, she sat down to finish where the hogs ate the cabbage.

She has her husband to thank for the title.

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Return of the Knight! – This Joust In: Vol 2, Issue 1

By Unknown

FIRST of six

I want to apologize for the lack of communication on the Hiatus front.
It was not my intention to fall so far behind on Writing Knights-related business.
But I make no excuses. I was burnt out. I should have handled things better.
I may have irreparably damaged some relationships with some really good writers and really good friends.
That’s something I need to accept and atone for if possible.

SECOND of six

We are planning to open submissions in July.
Obviously, we will not be doing a Grand Tournament in the sense of having a get together and performers in the same room.
I’m in China. Most of you are quarantined.
I am batting around the idea of doing a combination, chapbook/video submission competition, but no concrete plans yet.
Ahead of opening book submissions, I have an anthology submission idea though related to our current crisis which I will unveil June 1st-ish.

THIRD of six

We are getting our books in order.
We are catching up on the tabulation of royalties and will let published authors
know how much we owe them and asking for their Paypal information
so we can give them what they are due.
Our plan moving forward is to make sure we stay on top of that tabulation
and make sure our authors get their royalties better than they have been,
even if the amount is paltry.

FOURTH of six

If you look at: WK on Amazon! (and turn off your Adblock), you’ll see rows upon rows of our books.
WK is involved with the Amazon Affiliate program and we are trying to prove our worth.
Yes, Amazon is the “Evil-Book-Empire,” but if we make it into the Affiliate program we can do more
and gain more $$ to do more things for our authors, including one day possibly having our own printer system
and we can break free from Amazon corporate machine.

Speaking of that visit
You can get exclusive access to not only the Writing Knights full library
(books sent to you every month AND weekly expert help with your own writing).

FIFTH of six

We are going to work out how to get our books into e-book formats
that can be used on Kindle, Nook and other e-readers.
This is project is in its infancy, but with some practice we will be able to produce older titles
as well as our new releases once we start rolling those out.

SIXTH of six

Over the month of June we will be OFFICIALLY releasing a number of titles
(some of the books have been soft released, but we want to give them the proper fan faire).
Some are not solidified yet, but we are in talks with many authors.
Four of the titles we will officially release…
— The perfect bound versions of the two Writing Knights Birthday chapbooks,
Little Fire Grows by Casey Krysztofik
and Getting Through Gold Beach by Barbara A. Meier.
— PUNATIC by James Schwartz.
— Fried Everything & Booze by Wanda Morrow Clevenger.

We will also be in talks with other authors, mostly those with a history with Writing Knights.

That’s it for now! Another update… soon…?
Stay tuned!
Azriel Johnson

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NEW! The May Flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived!

By Juliet Blood Pudding

The Fairy Spirit of the Amaryllis by MISH

The NEW May flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is here, filled with poetry/art by Eileen Murphy, Sara Lefsyk, Patrick Hurley, Sarah Nichols, MISH, and Sara Minges!

“during this time of pandemic – Sky is cloudless; birds don’t sing – and the days Are quiet as death – gargling instead of brushing teeth – I’m transcribing documents that were written by ghosts with feathers and dust – Shift managers and supervisors demand and take – take these new pills and calm down – the control module has been jammed by fragments – a doll falling out of a tree – faster than cancer – we were wearing the dress of altered states – I was rolling around in some flowers with vomit in my hair – the shape of spilled fluid – enter the final labyrinth – every sky ends with nameless colors – flowers carry sickness here – I speak the language of darkness – we carry the burdens of ourselves and our sisters – I had on the face of an animal over the mask of a girl”

Take a flight with the flock, HERE –

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NEW! Three of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems appear in Burning House Press!

By Juliet Blood Pudding “Trying to focus on what feels meaningful to me in this moment.
Trying not to let my own thoughts reside inside nothing but impending death.
Trying not to let my own thoughts reside inside this giant nihilistic
ever expanding sky filled with rising numbers of dead stars.”

Three of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems are up at Burning House Press today.

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COMING SOON! Juliet Cook’s NEW micro-chap, Histrionics Inside My Interior City (and many more micro-chaps from Ghost City Press)!

By Juliet Blood Pudding

Sign up for Ghost City Press’s 2020 Summer Series Daily Subscription and have a new micro-chap sent directly to your email inbox every weekday throughout the summer – May 25th through September 4th – for FREE!

Simply fill out this form to join:

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NEW! One of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems appears in Across the Social Distances!

By Juliet Blood Pudding

“These evil ghosts spit dirt onto my face.
These bloody clown mouths won’t stop screaming.
I know I don’t really matter anymore in the midst of all this noise.”
One of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems now appears within Across the Social Distances!
read more HERE –

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Another NEW Review of Juliet Cook’s new poetry chapbook – The Rabbits With Red Eyes

By Juliet Blood Pudding “Juliet will rob you of any inkling of innocence you may have left and you will thank her for it. You will thank her because she is not jerking you around. She doesn’t tip toe through poetry. She is a beautiful disaster. She walks the blurred line with every line of her poems…

…Any time I want to be reminded I’m alive and escape the mediocre day, I will come back to this book.”

part of a wonderful new review by Casey Kiser of Juliet Cook’s poetry chapbook, “The Rabbits With Red Eyes”

Read the rest of the review HERE –

Acquire the chapbook for yourself from Ethel Zine & Micro-Press HERE –

Or from the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE –

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NEW! One of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems lives inside The Haunted Dollhouse!

By Juliet Blood Pudding

“The large black cloud looms and grows
into an impending tornado. The lights all go out.”
inside one of my Museum of Impending Death poems, which is now inside The Haunted Dollhouse…


(It can also be viewed and read on Instagram, HERE –

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Eileen Murphy Recommends “The Rabbits With Red Eyes” by Juliet Cook

By Juliet Blood Pudding

“EILEEN RECOMMENDS: I just got this gorgeous handmade chapbook in the mail, The Rabbits With Red Eyes by poet/artist/publisher Juliet Cook. These books are not expensive (right now), but make good collectors items and gifts, not to mention gifts to yourself. I highly recommend!”

Recommendation and photo by Eileen Murphy

The Rabbits With Red Eyes can be purchased directly from the poet, through her Blood Pudding Press shop HERE –

And directly from the creatively wonderful small press that published it, Ethel Zine & Micro Press, HERE! –

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NEW in (the newly re-awakened) Can We Have Our Ball Back? – FIVE NEW POEMS!

By Juliet Blood Pudding 3 weird poems by Juliet Cook
1 weird collab poem by Juliet Cook & Martin Willitts Jr
1 weird collab poem by Juliet Cook and Darryl Shupe
All newly appearing upon the newly re-awakened Can We Have Our Ball Back?


3 Museum of Impending Death poems

1 Stuck Inside the Cubicles Inside Our Minds poem

1 Like a Close Relative of an Asshat poem

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