NEW The June Thirteen Myna Birds flock has arrived!

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"


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

"Moments make girls
into women with blood
down white thighs.
Make a boy into Zeus without honor.
His act done in secret
because that’s what gods do.
We dwell on packages
made of sticks and stones,
bones and flesh."
from the poem "Leda's Repression" by Sarah Lilius,within her NEW Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, Thirsty Bones


NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review - Doll Blood Spattering

"This modern doll group is better than everyone else.
Even if their doll brains are evil, mean-spirited, laced
with fake frosting and more dirty than rats.
Even if their doll group agenda is to secretly slink
their long doll tails behind the back of their fancy frilled skirts,
load those tails with venom, then use them to lash out,
to slash out the hearts of individual dolls who don’t fit in
to their scene. If one of these modern dolls offers you
a smile and uses the word love in your face, it is fake.
Love love love love love love love has been programmed
into their pretty rotten doll teeth..."
from my Doll Blood Spattering, up at The Rising Phoenix Review.


NEW in Maudlin House - a poem by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook

"...This cocktail won’t stop
sparkling and sizzling in between
my fine lines. The driver
asks me if my lips are stuck
with red punch. The driver
tells me to get out of his car and jump
into the punch bowl and eat
a dead fish shaped like a jelly bean
covered in sea salt frosting and slime."

from Tobiko Inquiry, a poem by j/j hastain and I, up at Maudlin House today!

Read more HERE - https://maudlinhouse.net/tobiko-inquiry/

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

Thirsty Bones is a NEW Blood Pudding Press 2017 poetry chapbook, containing 20 poems by Sarah Lilius.
A powerful emotional political statement about the female body. How it can be viewed and treated like a toy, victimized, abused and then just overlooked or ignored. How it can live on, fight back, and will not be silenced and will not feel obligated to keep its own experiences or genuine feelings or individual self a secret.
How nobody else should think they have the power to be in charge of your own body based choices.
"Rape, you are an animal.
The media gives you cookies,
you’ve grown fat, snarling from the cave.
I open my eyes to your terror.
Your world has been created.
We need to cut the power to your brightness,
lights flicker, this lightning is not fireflies
wild against dark sky, waiting for palms to cup.
We need more sound. To open our chests, display
lungs and let out the words.
Women, your screams, even muffled,
weren’t silent. They grow inside, canyons of dirty sound."
from the poem [ ] Culture


NEW! A Review of (the temporarily revived) Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, The Laura Poems!

"The abuse has begun by the time Laura is ten years old. BOB has been climbing through her bedroom window at night to molest her. She must stuff toilet paper in her heart-patterned panties to stop the bleeding.
Already, the seeds of darkness are being planted in Laura's psyche. Laura imagines being snatched up by an owl's talons, flying, then being dropped onto iron spikes. Laura says, "At least [I] can imagine / being dropped. Falling / falling / falling / in love with the dark spikes.""

from Eileen Murphy's new review of my old poetry chapbook, The Laura Poems (which was temporarily made available again in the Blood Pudding Press shop last month, in honor of Twin Peaks revival).
Thank you very much to Eileen Murphy and Glass for writing and publishing this review.


NEW! A Review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, Cutting Eyes from Ghosts!

"Bodily disintegration, decay, brokenness, and darkness are predominant images in this "new" world the ghosts find themselves in — although one may argue that this world has been (and is) here all along, that there is nothing new about it at all.
Interestingly, the ghosts in these poems share some anxieties in common with living human beings: desire, hunger, pain, cessation of breathing, and the brokenness that is reflected in broken, decomposing bodies (the disappearing home)."
From a very interesting new review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker.
Thank you very much to Mary Riley and Glass Poetry Press for writing and publishing this review.

Acquire your very own copy of "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" in the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/494588398/new-cutting-eyes-from-ghosts-by-ariana-d?ref=shop_home_active_2


TODAY (May 31) is the last day The Laura Poems are available in the Blood Pudding Press shop!

Today is the last day of May and the last day that The Laura Poems are available in the Blood Pudding Press shop, so get your Twin Peaks inspired chapbook from the shop while you still can!



A little less than a week to get your copy of The Laura Poems...

"So long ago her smile disappeared. Years
she’s been drawing it dark. Red, black; the ants
in the sugar bowl have consumed all the sugar
and their pincers are a massive mutation.
An invasion spiked into infestation."
from a poem within "The Laura Poems" by Juliet Cook, temporarily available again in the Blood Pudding Press shop.


NEW! The May Myna Birds Flock Has Arrived!

The May flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived, filled with new poetry by Eileen Murphy, Alyssa Yankwitt, Darren C. Demaree, Craig Firsdon, Julie Jacob, Zoë Sîobhan Howarth-Lowe, Bob Walicki, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Wayne F. Burke, Heath Brougher, and John Grey!

"tear this website down with my teeth, find another inside of me - over the insanely sharp edge - the sheep skull knocking - always heavy with a bucketful of evil - you need a lobotomy - from the plume of exhaust - I have already been called kindling - Liquid shards of glass pierce the tongue, esophagus and comprehension - They stay away as if he’s contagious - From a bubble trapped under a fragile film blue rivulets burst forth - electrocuting his testicles many times - defining their glass heads propped on a strict spine - the cheeks doused with rouge to the point of partial red - she went up in flames, to wherever..."

HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/