NEW in Black Poppy Review - Cheerleader Cop

"Who tries to lock someone else inside her own tiny space
of rights and wrongs and toned down emotions
and tell someone else what their face should look like
while being forced to listen to a popular song
that I told her was not my own style at all?"
Delighted to have a new poem,"Cheerleader Cop" appearing at Black Poppy Review today!
I read this poem for the first time at a poetry reading this past weekend and now you can read it HERE - https://blackpoppyreview.blogspot.com/2017/11/cheerleader-cop-by-juliet-cook.html

NEW in tenderness, yea - a new collaborative poem by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook

There's nothing peachy about this pepper pit.
More than half the time, I'm not even sweet."
inside the poem "Splayed Garden Tools" by j/j hastain and me, now up at tenderness, yea

At the Borderlands:Oct Tongue poetry reading

Juliet Cook (me), reading her poetry at the Borderlands: Oct Tongue book release reading on November 18, at Main Street Books


NEW in Picaroon Poetry - Inside an Old Basement

"Nobody wants all of me.
They just want small pieces."
a small piece of my poem "Inside an Old Basement", in Issue #11 of Picaroon Poetry


Oct Tongue 2 is HERE!

The Oct Tongue 2 collaborative poetry anthology has arrived!  

"Oct Tongue 2 by George Wallace, Lyn Lifshin, Mark Sebastian Jordan, Juliet Cook, Kathleen Cerveny, Dianne Borsenik, Margaret Bashaar and Eric Anderson, published 18 November 2017 by Crisis Chronicles Press.
We are pleased to present the long-awaited Oct Tongue 2, our biggest book yet (it's like eight books in one!). See October (and so much more) through the eyes of eight of America’s finest poets.
Each of these eight writers wrote and submitted at least 31 poems in response to editor John Burroughs' October 2014 poem-a-day invitation. Life intervened and it took awhile to get this fine collection into print, but we believe it is well worth the wait. Oct Tongue 2 features 258 poems on 328 pages, and is 6"x9", perfect bound, with cover photo by Peggy Honeydew. It will make you laugh, make you cry, make you angry and make you glad you read it.
The book is available for $15 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.
Please join us for a special book launch event Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. during Borderlands: Oct Tongue at Main Street Books, 104 N. Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902."


NEW in Bad Pony - a collaborative poem by j/j hastain & Juliet Cook

"As if aiming without aiming.
As if maiming the grounds
keeper and then piling up the pulp of internal
dyeing them
then trying to sell them to the highest
bidder on the black market.
This market will collect us all..."
from the poem Peristalsing Pistil, by j/j hastain and me, appearing within the NEW issue of Bad Pony


Pretty Little Bird

This little bird creature was hanging out in my front yard right in front of a window on Monday, November 13, eating little fruit off a tree, and I was able to get some nifty photos...


NEW in Rag Queen Periodical - Saint Juliet with Starry Eyes

"Maybe my poems come out
of the veins of my neck
and one day it will explode.
Sometimes I share too much.
Sometimes I don't share enough,
but doesn't that all depend
upon what one considers
to be the deep end
or the blood bath?
Whether or not they want to
dive all the way into me
and whether or not I'll let them?"
from my poem "Saint Juliet with Starry Eyes", at Rag Queen Periodical today

NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review - Breast Meat

"We do our best to stand out
as chickens. We cluck and we pluck and we pop
another egg. We paint it, try to make it
look new and exciting, but it leaks."

from my poem "Breast Meat"

NEW in the The Rising Phoenix Review

partake of more HERE - 


A Powerful New Review of the New "Fuck Cancer Poems" by Michael Grover (thank you to Matthew J Hall)!

"These poems, as I’m sure you’ve gathered from the chapbook’s title, are a personal exclamation toward malignancy. The author, Michael Grover, has been told he might have cancer; there is, however, a further diagnosis here that extends beyond the poet’s liver. There are tumours which have spread wild and rapidly as they chew through the hope of a better society...

By comparing his own disease to the fractured state of these bizarre times, the poet humanises the fractures and reminds us that we are being hollowed out, dumbed down and nullified by a bullshit, self-serving, cancerous zeitgeist."

from a powerful new review by Matthew J. Hall of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Fuck Cancer Poems" by Michael Grover.

read the entire review HERE - http://www.screamingwithbrevity.com/review-fuck-cancer-poems-michael-grover/

purchase your own copy of "Fuck Cancer Poems" from the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress