The NEW August flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived!

The August flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived! Offering new poetry by Louise Robertson, Shannon Connor Winward, Harriet Stratton, A.J. Huffman, Gary Beck, Valerie Loveland, and Wayne F. Burke all HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/
"I wanted to curl my face and spit out - the hook stuck deep - I put my imaginary arm around it again - fearful of what monsters might come - press blue Vaseline from his lips to mine - a crimson river down my throat - the soft explosions of the drops colliding with the window’s pane - sirens pierce the day - there is no functional bottom to an ocean - I could not line up his vertebrae in proper order - I eat each piece when it’s hot - don't want to die - drowned in the coming storm"


A new poem of mine is up at The Chaotic Review!

"Or do you just quit expressing yourself to anyone
except for inside your own head? Do you refuse to tell
what you really mean, how you really feel,
who you really are to yourself or to anyone else?
Does the real you even exist?"
from my poem "What Good Does the Truth Do?", now up at The Chaotic Review, HERE - https://thechaoticreview.com/2016/08/09/what-good-does-the-truth-do-by-juliet-cook/#like-263


Whipps Ledges (July 2016)

Me at Whipps Ledges (Hinkley Reservation, July 16, 2016)


The NEW July flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived!

The new July addition of Thirteen Myna Birds is here, featuring poems by Jocelyn Mosman, A.S. Coomer, Kristen Williamson, Lorraine Cipriano, Joseph Robert, and John Allen!
"a seesaw of cracked tilt - a powerpoint of your life - being shattered, exposed - little flickers of yourself - shirtless and hanging upside down - body swaying an unwelcomed dance - I almost wanted to trace it with my tongue - around the vehicle’s underbelly - crushing her notion of truth - and the shattered windshield - syllabuses melt in sheet music - that body’s sexy enough in this light..."


We've got issues! (NEW Thank You for Swallowing BLOODY poetry)

The new BLOOD issue of Thank You for Swallowing has arrived!
I'm extremely excited that by bloody poem is surrounded by poems by Eileen Murphy, Caseyrenée Lopez, Magdalena Ball, Grace Arenas, Tanis MacDonald, Lauren Bullock and E. Kristin Anderson!
We've got issues!
Thank you for swallowing my blood (and I sure don't mean that in a sexy vampire sort of way).

FLAPPERHOUSE X (Summer 2016)

Delighted to recently receive my contributor copy of the fabulous FLAPPERHOUSE X (Summer 2016)!
Edited by the phenomenal Joseph P. O'Brien
Including a collaborative poem by the peculiar A.S. Coomer and I, as well as lots of other odd pieces of writing!
If you want one, you can get it HERE - https://flapperhouse.com/zine/10-summer-2016/


Delirious: A Poetic Celebration of Prince!

Delighted to have received my contributor copy of Delirious: A Poetic Celebration of Prince!

Thrilled to have a poem included in this celebratory collection and looking forward to reading everything else inside.

Thank you and sincere appreciation to Dianne Borsenik and her NightBallet Press for creating this book and for all of her ongoing hard work and creative poetic passion.

(Here's where you can acquire your own copy of this collection - http://nightballetpress.blogspot.com/2016/06/its-time-to-get-delirious.html)


The NEW June flock of Thirteen Myna Birds has arrived!

Yes the June installation of Thirteen Myna Birds has now arrived and it is brimming with a delightful and hideous assortment of life and death and human and non-human creations by Victor Clevenger - Sarah Frances Moran - Martin Willitts Jr. - John Allen - Robert Beveridge - Lorraine Cipriano - Thomas Zimmerman - and Jen Stein taking it all the way down to the squeamishly creepy bottom of the pack. 
"The room filled with ashes and haze - frayed feathers and faith - I dance and the moon is transfixed - until the mirror no longer showed my reflection - My sticky insides rooted - Spongy trees droop - The joy of the seasons rot - Dreams are part soiled paper and cracked egg shells - discovering not a blue but a fluorescent yellow ocean - on fire with waking dreams of life and drowning in our teeming cells - his cheeks dusking dead plums - I have lost my taste for all but this dust"
Dive in if you dare, HERE - http://13myna.blogspot.com/


The NEW Uppagus Issue #18 has arrived!

Happy to have a collaborative poem by j/j hastain & I, inside the new Uppagus Issue #18 - alongside oodles of other good stuff, HERE - https://uppagus.com/