NEW in Ex-Spec Po - Four Collaborative poems by j/j hastain & Juliet Cook!

"I made it worse because I screamed
when he shoved the tiny bird into his mouth.

I mean, I'm pro-choice, but that doesn't mean
I'm going to hunt down and collect fetuses
to eat like a martyr holding an overly
ripe lime. The limoncello turned red

and we read the entrails for rewards,
hoping to watch the broken bird wings
rip themselves out of his mouth and take off
into the sky with a line of vultures

carrying him with them."

j/j hastain and I have four collaborative poems appearing in Ex-Spec Po today!

The lines above are from the poem, "Celestial zoo where the lubricants may cause death or new life".

Read more HERE - https://medium.com/the-operating-system/a-collection-of-collaborations-by-juliet-cook-and-jj-hastain-33c486819ea0


A NEW mini-review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker

"A mesmerizing collection! These poems will shake you to your core. Read them at night."
The beginning of a new-ish mini-review by Casey Kiser, of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" by Ariana D. Den Bleyker
acquire your very own copy of "Cutting Eyes from Ghosts" from the Blood Pudding Press shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/512469489/cutting-eyes-from-ghosts-by-ariana-d-den?ref=shop_home_active_1

Darryl and me shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve night, when 2018 turned into 2019.

Me on New Year's Eve 2018.


Happy New Year 2019! AND j/j hastain and I have a new poem in Rogue Agent!

"...Beelzebub rises me up,

sinks me down into a bowl of vomit,
stirs me with a knife,
frosts me on top of inedible cake
and I don’t stop eating
myself like the bride and groom
who married in spite of broken spoons
hurling themselves across rooms."

in the poem, "FRANKENSTEIN’S WIFE WEARING TORN LINGERIE" by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, inside the NEW Issue 46 of ROGUE AGENT!

read more HERE - http://www.rogueagentjournal.com/cook-hastain


A wonderful NEW review of my Malformed Confetti!

"This book of poetry is a language feast. Alliterative, assonant, associative...An aural smorgasbord. "I'm a slab on a slab, a plait on a plate, a poorly shorn lamb on the lam." Verbal slapstick mixed with high seriousness. Poems like acts of dissection exposing the viscera of femininity. Cook has wicked fun lobotomizing and surgically removing the pretty, cute, and adorable from her little dollies, subjects of her macabre ICU"
a part of this awesomely wonderful review by Wayne F Burke of my new-ish poetry book, "Malformed Confetti" (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2018)

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

Or directly from the author's own Blood Pudding Press shop, HERE - https://www.etsy.com/listing/641070988/malformed-confetti-by-juliet-cook-2018?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Juliet and Darryl, Xmas 2018