Me reading from my Malformed Confetti

A photo taken and made unique by my friend Jill, of me reading a few poems from my book, "Malformed Confetti", on October 10, 2019 at Loganberry Books.


You can acquire your own copy of Malformed Confetti from Crisis Chronicles Press, HERE - https://ccpress.blogspot.com/2018/10/Cook102.html


Me reading a few poems from my Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS", on October 10, 2019 at Loganberry Books. 

photo taken and creatively edited by Jill K.
You can acquire your own copy of DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/689260672/new-dark-purple-intersections-inside-my?ref=shop_home_feat


Pre-poetry reading Juliet

Me in front of my most recent poetry books, at Loganberry Books, the evening of October 10, before my poetry reading there.

(photo taken on my phone, by my friend Jill.)

DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS - https://www.etsy.com/listing/689260672/new-dark-purple-intersections-inside-my?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails - https://www.etsy.com/listing/701084408/another-set-of-ripped-out-bloody?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

Malformed Confetti - https://www.etsy.com/listing/641070988/malformed-confetti-by-juliet-cook-2018?ref=shop_home_feat_2


This coming Thursday October 10 at Loganberry Books!

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, October 10, 7:00-8:30PM
This month we are featuring Juliet Cook! Juliet is a poet who has published many books of poetry, including her latest full-length book which is called "Malformed Confetti", as well as a chapbook called "Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails.  She is the editor of a one-woman indie press called Blood Pudding Press, which features poetry and arty little misfit offerings. Juliet runs a literary blog-style magazine called Thirteen Myna Birds, which can be found at http://13myna.blogspot.com . She considers herself to be a "glitter witch" and she is a fine connoisseur of the odd and extraordinary! Check out her website at https://julietcook.weebly.com/ , and come check out her poetry tonight, then stay to share your own work at the Open Mic!

Broadsides & Ephemera is a spoken word showcase by and for local writers. A perfect environment for shaping, sharing, and improving your poetry, prose, song, playwriting and performance art. Come one, come all!



Happy October from Thirteen Myna Birds! A NEW flock has arrived!

Happy October from Thirteen Myna Birds! The first three creepy doll poems here are TEASERS from the poetry chapbook PEDIOPHOBIA by Daniel G. Snethen, coming soon (shortly before Halloween) from my Blood Pudding Press!
After that, you get 13 other creepy, dark, disturbing, sad, oddly amusing, unsettling offerings from Eileen Murphy, Ariana D. Den Bleyker, U.S. Fowler, E. Martin Pedersen, John Grey, Nate Maxson, and MISH.
"Glazed glassy eyes ghoulishly staring from white bone porcelain heads - You dream of arms, legs, torsos, being tossed into an open pit - smoke pouring from the kitchen - a plastic ballerina spinning - Butterflies dissolve behind your eyes - those bright black eyes that untied my strings - Black plumed rooks pluck at green glassy doll eyes - the battered boxes of our hearts - inside a jewelry box - It happens again & again - I’m grabbing onto something live, wriggling - in a ragged tutu - blooming in the hollow of my throat - as the crow pecks out my left eye - I turn and flee from the cottonwoods of doll heads - But he always comes back the next time doesn’t he? - Dark human corpses piled high on doll infested hills - We put him back in the ground and hope for a good harvest - An explosion of red..."


Two October poetry readings coming soon!

I have a poetry reading happening one week from today, Thursday October 10, at Loganberry Books, which you can find out a bit more about if you click on October 10, 7, Broadsides & Ephemera, on the Events Calendar HERE -
And then a little over a week later, the next weekend, I'll be reading at Manic on Main, October 19th, also at 7, with Steve Brightman and Theresa Göttl Brightman, see the post below.
I'll be a different age at each poetry reading and I'll have a few poetry books/chapbooks for sale at each event. Can't advance predict what my mood will be at each reading. Still need to decide what poems to read and what socks to wear and so on and so forth...


Happy October! A NEW poem by me and j/j hastain is up at Rogue Agent today!

"We don't wrench out every bite of pie filling
because that would debilitate the crust.
We don’t try to unearth our whole life’s story in the memoir
about how we felt the first time we watched E.T.
We don't maintain the exact same flavor forever.
Connective tissue eventually rips apart;

flutters down from the scaffolding
and lands in its own new space."

from the poem "FOR CLASSIFICATION PURPOSES" by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain, at Rogue Agent Issue 55

HERE - http://www.rogueagentjournal.com/cook-hastain-2

Happy October 2019


A NEW Interview with me is up on Cultural Weekly!

Thank you very much to Eileen Murphy for conducting this Cultural Weekly Interview with me about poetry. One of the questions she asked me was why dolls find their way into much of my poetry and here was part of my response:

"I feel like some people view or treat other people like dolls, in certain ways. Or maybe not specifically like dolls, but like un-meaningful, un-individualistic, largely emotionless, relatively heartless bodies that can just be broken into little pieces, thrown away, heaped in the trash, or tossed in a garbage barrel with a bunch of other quickly cut off doll heads."

Read more by clicking this link - https://www.culturalweekly.com/interview-writerpublisher-juliet-cook/


Also new in Cultural Weekly, you can read three poems from my poetry chapbook, "From One Ruined Human to Another" (including the title poem), which is mentioned in the Interview above.

Read the poems here - https://www.culturalweekly.com/juliet-cook-three-poems/?fbclid=IwAR3OCyk9E8DFoYsBmM5IaXvXtS5cQ8NdnUkSkuaRyWyc-PNAIHz8LDjjlgE


You can acquire your own copy of "From One Ruined Human..."from the press that published it here - https://darkparticlepress.com/bookstore-1/from-one-ruined-human-to-another

Or directly from the author here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/634109226/from-one-ruined-human-to-another-by?ref=shop_home_active_6