GROWLING SOFTLY by multiple poets
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[GROWLING SOFTLY] is a tantalizing, disturbingly delicious, ribbon-bound, one-off, get-you-off poetry magazine.
Edited & designed by Blood Pudding Press, it stars the follwing 28 extra-delectable, extra-sexy, extra-menacing poets:
murmurists--Melissa Culbertson--Kyle Simonsen--Christine Hamm--Luc Simonic--Misti Rainwater-Lites--Rachel Lisi--Sara Mumolo--Kristy Bowen--Melissa Crowe--Kenneth Pobo--Michalle Gould--Nikol Raquel Polidoro--Stephen Morse--John Rocco--Pablo Joaquin Lopez--Mary Alexandra Agner--Todd Heldt--T.A. Noonan--Jill Alexander Essbaum--Matina Stamatakis--Derek Motion--Peg Duthie--Shelley Nation--Elisa Gabbert--Amber Nelson--Victor D. Infante--Juliet Cook
Yummy pages of provocative text that veers from rage to erotica to fever dreams to avant garde ruminations.
Begging to be consumed.
Begging to be dissected.
Begging to be licked and pricked and picked.
By itself, in all its growling glory--$8.00.
Or purchase it as part of a combo pack and get double the trouble for only twelve bucks (see combo pack listing).
The design of each & every copy is one-of-a-kind.
from a review of [GROWLING SOFTLY], which appears in the twisted fairy tale issue of literary/art magazine 'Sein Und Werden', written by the editor of that magazine, Rachel Kendall:
'Sumptuous, sexy, glossy, dangerous, voluptuous… It is high-quality bordello, stinking of sex (almost) and joie de vivre.'
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from a review of [GROWLING SOFTLY], which appears in the literary magazine 'Prick of the Spindle', written by the editor-in-chief of that magazine, Cynthia Reeser:
'Growling Softly is aptly named; there is indeed something suppressed and waiting to pounce in many of the works within. The collection more or less embraces a theme—some works are dark, some grisly, but the most startling provide a window into a moment that, most commonly, is love or fear...'
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Some other comments on [GROWLING SOFTLY]:
'[GROWLING SOFTLY] is poetic ambrosia.'
'I have to squee over having received my contributor's copy of [GROWLING SOFTLY], a chapbook now available from Blood Pudding Press that includes two of my poems. Juliet is creating each and every copy to be one-of-a-kind, and I am delighted with mine -- the odd shine of the brown paper, the slightly raggedy blue-purple ribbon, the tag of a skeleton in a smock on the back cover with the legend "Magical Tempest," the provocative collage inside the front cover (titled "Pure Sweet Pulp")...
And, of course, lots of new poems to read!'
'i got my copy in the mail last night, and it was so hot, it had burned all the other envelopes to a crisp. it was actually even better than i expected. it looks beautiful, it feels good in your hands, and the poetry is definitely high-caliber shit straight from the corner. snort this book immediately or face dire consequences.'
'the chapbook made me deliriously happy. i love it. i want to give it little kisses.'
'Just got my copy of [Growling Softly]. It is so beautiful and unique! You should charge 50 bucks a copy, at least.'
'I received the chap-mag in the mail yesterday, and it's amazing! I was afraid to open it in fear I'd ruin your delicate (and highly creative) bindings! But, I'm glad I did open it.
Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your magazine, for giving me the opportunity to be included with some great poets, and for creating such a beautifully delicious (and highly debaucherous)book!'
'I LOVE [GROWLING SOFTLY]!!!'
'I oohed, I aahed.'
'I've published a lot of poems but never in such a beautiful magazine.'
'I got my growling softly today--- it's AWESOME!'
Jill Alexander Essbaum
'murmurists copy of [Growling Softly] arrived today. It looks simply lovely; a beautiful object, filled with beautiful things.'
'This collection is an absolute knockout! Expect to be panting with exhaustion when you are done with these juicy & seductive poems. (Or perhaps when THEY are done with YOU!) My favorites are Melissa Culbertson's "Fleur and the Phantom Limb" (Yes, I am a tad biased...of course!), Jill Alexander Essbaum's "Rag(e) Doll" and Juliet Cook's "The Angel of Death". I also love the poems by Kristy Bowen and Christine Hamm...and too many others to mention here... '
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328 shop reviews4.5 out of 5 stars
I'm in love with all four chapbooks I bought. I keep reading and rereading. Thank you so much for the quick delivery and offering up some amazing and talented writers (including yourself, of course).
Thank you, my Juliet! I haven't read this one yet, being consumed by my Shakespeare script. I feel certain that I will love it like I do all your offerings. Slurp!
thank you so much, juliet! i LOVE this piece! an amazing collage, beautifully packed, and shipped promptly.