11/28/09

new poetry chapbook from Blood Pudding Press



The latest Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook has arrived in all its startlingly provocative glory and is now available in the press's etsy shop at www.BloodPuddingPress.etsy.com.

This chapbook is one of the winners of the first Blood Pudding Press chapbook contest.

The Spare Room by Dana Guthrie Martin is an artfully woven and disturbingly resonant suite of twenty poems that mix myth with real life in unlikely ways and draw uniquely thought provoking parallels between torture scenes, sideshow attractions, scientific anomalies, and what it means to be a contemporary woman trying to stake out her existence as an individual and as a partner. Sex, pain, isolation, and temptation are just some of the hot button themes Dana Guthrie Martin deals with in this unflinching, intense, and brutally poetic collection.

The wonderfully unsettling cover art for the chapbook is by Keith Part2ism Hopewell.

The cover art is printed upon light gray deckle-edged paper, the innards are printed upon good quality text paper, your chapbook will be ribbon-bound by hand and then tied with an additional expanse of ribbon or jute twine or elastic trim in a flourish of artistic bondage.