NEW Anthology available for Preorder - Like a Fat Gold Watch: Meditations on Sylvia Plath and Living

Like a Fat Gold Watch: Meditations on Sylvia Plath and Living is now available for Preorder!
"A collection of a variety of artists, poets, writers, and essayists who respond to Plath with images, poems, essays, short stories, and academic texts. This anthology gathered an embarrassment of riches: men and women from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientations; able-bodied, disabled, monolingual, trilingual; writers and artists from around the globe (and nearly) beyond. For some writers, inclusion in the anthology is their first time in print, but others have published well received books and won a host of awards for their writing and images."

See more HERE - https://theplathanthology.com/


NEW in Black Poppy Review - Cheerleader Cop by Juliet Cook

"She locked me in the car, told me I had to listen
to the song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" on repeat.
She told me I had to learn to smile
all the time, even if my smile was fake."
From the new poem,"Cheerleader Cop" by Juliet Cook, appearing at Black Poppy Review today!

NEW in "tenderness, yea" - a new collaborative poem by j/j/ hastain and Juliet Cook

There's nothing peachy about this pepper pit.
More than half the time, I'm not even sweet."
inside the poem "Splayed Garden Tools" by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, now up at tenderness, yea


NEW in Picaroon Poetry - "Inside an Old Basement" by Juliet Cook

Tear another part out,
stick it in
another box.

from the poem "Inside an Old Basement" by Juliet Cook, in Issue #11 of Picaroon Poetry


Oct Tongue 2 is Here!

THE Oct Tongue 2 collaborative poetry anthology has finally arrived!  

"Oct Tongue 2 by George Wallace, Lyn Lifshin, Mark Sebastian Jordan, Juliet Cook, Kathleen Cerveny, Dianne Borsenik, Margaret Bashaar and Eric Anderson, published 18 November 2017 by Crisis Chronicles Press.
We are pleased to present the long-awaited Oct Tongue 2, our biggest book yet (it's like eight books in one!). See October (and so much more) through the eyes of eight of America’s finest poets.
Each of these eight writers wrote and submitted at least 31 poems in response to editor John Burroughs' October 2014 poem-a-day invitation. Life intervened and it took awhile to get this fine collection into print, but we believe it is well worth the wait. Oct Tongue 2 features 258 poems on 328 pages, and is 6"x9", perfect bound, with cover photo by Peggy Honeydew. It will make you laugh, make you cry, make you angry and make you glad you read it.
The book is available for $15 from Crisis Chronicles Press, 3431 George Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134 USA.
Please join us for a special book launch event Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. during Borderlands: Oct Tongue at Main Street Books, 104 N. Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902."


NEW in Bad Pony - a collaborative poem by j/j hastain & Juliet Cook

"As in I creep and slink along,
a way of towing the line
when the line is so long
and I want to create my own song
and I want to create my own formula
for spontaneous combustion being drawn out in a longform
tirade until my fingers finally turn..."
from the poem Peristalsing Pistil, by j/j hastain and Juliet Cook, appearing within the NEW issue of Bad Pony


NEW in Rag Queen Periodical - Saint Juliet with Starry Eyes

"The truth of the matter
is that nobody wants to dive all the way
inside me and I wouldn't let them anyway.
Because everywhere is nowhere
and eventually everyone disappears
or dies or explodes into the sky."
from the poem "Saint Juliet with Starry Eyes" by Juliet Cook, at Rag Queen Periodical today

NEW in The Rising Phoenix Review - Breast Meat by Juliet Cook

"None of us will win because we're too busy competing
in the latest match that boils down
to who can crack the most eggs,
who can sizzle the longest before we all break."

from the poem "Breast Meat" by Juliet Cook

NEW in the The Rising Phoenix Review

partake of more HERE - 


A Powerful New Review of the New "Fuck Cancer Poems" by Michael Grover (thank you to Matthew J Hall)!

"From empathy comes understanding. From understanding comes purpose. Above all else, Fuck Cancer Poems is a book of purpose. Grover is most certainly saying, fuck you, to the cancerous cells he hosts. Moreover, though, his resounding, fuck you!, is aimed at a wider pain; a common pain that the populace plays host to. The pain of loss. The discomfort of playing against the odds. The sorrow of getting older and watching friends die. The frustration of baring witness to money-hungry leaders rising from the ranks of schizophrenic government. These poems are a thoughtful response and a gut-deep reaction. They are the fuck destruction poems. They are fuck apathy poems. Fuck suffering quietly poems. Fuck loneliness poems. Fuck banal poetry poems. These are the resolute, empathetic, defiant, purposeful words of a man who has looked death in the eye; these are, Michael Grover’s, fuck cancer poems."

from a powerful new review by Matthew J. Hall of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Fuck Cancer Poems" by Michael Grover.

read the entire review HERE - http://www.screamingwithbrevity.com/review-fuck-cancer-poems-michael-grover/

purchase your own copy of "Fuck Cancer Poems" from the Blood Pudding Press shop HERE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress

Dan Denton recommends "Fuck Cancer Poems" by Michael Grover (Blood Pudding Press 2017)

"Ever read a poem that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand at attention? Ever read a poem that covers your arms in goosebumps?
Michael Grover’s latest chapbook from Blood Pudding Press is classic Grover at his finest. ‘Fuck Cancer Poems,’ is raw, gritty, and honest. It provides a small glimpse of a poet warrior fighting cancer with all he’s got.
Go buy his book. It’s $7."