The Infamous Ron Whitehead, Kentucky Outlaw Poet

Cajun Mutt Press is extremely proud to announce that the incredibly talented poet, and friend of the late great Hunter S. Thompson, Ron Whitehead has been added to the line-up for a featured spot on our Facebook Page! This is a big event for us, so be sure to catch his poems Tapping My Own Phone this Friday the 28th, and Shithouse Manifesto on October 31st.

Ron Whitehead’s Brief Bio: Poet, writer, editor, publisher, scholar, professor, activist Ron Whitehead grew up on a farm in Kentucky. He attended The University of Louisville and Oxford University. As poet and writer he is the recipient of numerous state, national, and international awards and prizes including The All Kentucky Poetry Prize, The Yeats Club of Oxford’s Prize for Poetry, and many others. In 2006 Dr. John Rocco (NYC) nominated Ron for The Nobel Prize in Literature. He was inducted into his high school’s (Ohio County High) Hall of Fame, representing his 1968 graduating class.

“I have long admired Ron Whitehead. He is crazy as nine loons, and his poetry is a dazzling mix of folk wisdom and pure mathematics.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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An Interview with the Editor-in-Chief

Our Editor-in-Chief, James Dennis Casey IV was interviewed about Cajun Mutt Press by Charles Clifford Brooks III for Issue 17 of The Blue Mountain Review!!!

𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨?

Cajun Mutt Press is a home for outsiders, outlaws, and all things on the literary fringe. I like to keep it professional but have fun while doing so. My approach to publishing is W.W.H.S.T.D., “What would Hunter S. Thompson do?”

Go to page 153 to read the whole interview.

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Sharks and Butterflies, By John D Robinson

A mention of our new release by Horror Sleaze Trash!

Horror Sleaze Trash


Sharks & Butterflies
John D Robinson
100 pages, Cajun Mutt Press



We were talking about butterflies and
how some species migrate over thousands
of miles annually, moving up to
speeds of 30mph and riding the
swirling thermals and
forceful winds.
‘The power and intelligence of
these delicate creatures can be
comparable to that of the
great white shark’ I said.
He smiled widely and nodded his
head slowly: we were stoned on
potent hash and Valium,
our eyes mere slits,
our throats dry
our minds and bodies
saturated with a heavy
peacefulness that made
discussing the beauty and
wonder of butterflies and
sharks in the same breath as
something quite natural
as then, the silent t.v.
screened pictures of the
horrific aftermath of a
suicide bombing in the beating
heart of a market somewhere
in the world.



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Sharks & Butterflies – Is now available the new collection of poems by John D Robinson

A mention of our new release by RAMINGO!



“Sharks & Butterflies” is the new collection of poems written by John D. Robinson and published by Cajun Mutt Press, now available on e-stores.

On the cover you can find the artwork made by Janne Karlsson that perfectly captures the essence of John D Robinson’s ‘Sharks & Butterflies,’ the big and powerful against the small and seemingly fragile.

“So, in this case, you CAN judge a book by its cover” says the editor of the book.

The poems in this collection are about all things against the odds. Full of tales about struggles and triumphs.

Portrait Hank StantonJohn D Robinson is a UK poet. Hundreds of his poems have appeared in small press zines and online literary journals. His last book “Hang In There” was published by Uncollected Press.

You can purchase “Sharks & Butterflies” here:

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Now Available From Cajun Mutt Press

Cajun Mutt Press is proud to announce our February release, Sharks & Butterflies by John D Robinson, featuring cover art by Janne Karlsson!

“Janne Karlsson’s cover art perfectly captures the essence of John D Robinson’s ‘Sharks and Butterflies,’ the big and powerful against the small and seemingly fragile. So, in this case, you CAN judge a book by its cover. The poems in this collection are about all things against the odds. Full of tales about struggles and triumphs.”

Support the arts by grabbing yourselves a copy today!


Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 02/05/20



it’s the buzz of the neon
down the block
and the moths
that tap at my windowpane

it’s the street lamp
that flickers halfway on
and bleeds its restless light
through my broken slats

it’s the thump
of the bass going by
like the heartbeat
of the living night
trying to bust in on me

it’s you
out there in the dark
moving to its rhythms
as you dance
for another

©2020 Brian Rihlmann All rights reserved.


Brian Rihlmann was born in NJ, and currently lives in Reno, NV. He writes mostly semi-autobiographical, confessional free verse, much of it on the so-called “grittier” side. Folk poetry…for folks. He has been published in Constellate Magazine, Poppy Road Review, and has an upcoming piece in The American Journal Of Poetry.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 02/03/20


fragmented, no. 4
… air that’s dying above cities,
impatience of traffic jams, fixated and tight,
steady and locked, like departures
that never leave, a distance that’s never
reached …

the fear of the people, the criminal
texture …

… there are flavors in Autumn’s mouth, colors,
like painted wheels, colors submerged in colors,
swathed in a tranquil palette, the occupation of
orb spiders, seamstresses of silk, of trembling
nets …

the oceans of rain, wind, as stubborn as
loneliness …

… footsteps of an old man, like a lost drum,
his unfinished thoughts, of mourning for dead
children, lovers, friends, his need to move
from space to space, names he can’t remember,
faces …

the drawn-out wintry years, the snoring of darkness,
of sadness …

… that radiant summer, dense with kisses, with
your sexual potion, the moonlight across
your body, scent of nights, sleepless together,
hands, mouths, warm sunrises,
motion of …

on the ground your elixir spilled, devoured
by insects …

©2020 DAH All rights reserved.


DAH’s ninth poetry collection is SPHERICAL (Argotist Press, 2019) and his poems have been published by editors from the US, UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Canada, Spain, Poland, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Africa, and India. He is a Pushcart nominee, Best Of The Net nominee, and the lead editor for the poetry critique group, The Lounge. DAH lives in California where he teaches yoga to children in public and private schools while working on the manuscript for his tenth poetry collection. His eighth book is Full Life In The Day Of A Poet, selected poems (Cyberwit Publishing, 2019).

C.M.P. Featured Writers, Feb. 2020

CMP FW feb 2020

It’s carnival season!!! I have a feeling Mardi Gras 2020 is gonna be even bigger than 2010 when the New Orleans Saints won Super Bowl XLIV. Wish I could make it this year for all the beads, boobs, and booze. To all my Louisiana/Mississippi friends and family y’all party down and stay safe, and if any of y’all hit the Krewe d’Etat or Krewe of Zulu parades I’d love some “Dictator” beads or a 2020 Zulu coconut!

Below are the featured writers for February, and I’ve even scheduled a special poem on the 25th for Fat Tuesday. Submissions are the same as usual, send 1-3 poems to cajunmuttpress[at]gmail[dot]com along with a bio and author photo. Currently reading for March/April. I’m not taking manuscripts at the moment until I get caught up with what I have lined up, but keep your eyes peeled for 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘉𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 by John D Robinson being released later this month. I’ll let y’all know hen I’m open to taking manuscripts again. It won’t be too long.

Write On!

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writers, Feb. 2020:

fragmented no. 4
by DAH

It Ain’t Me
by Brian Rihlmann

an inch beyond a scream
by Jack Henry

Off the Path of Herball Peace
by Fareed Agyakwah

Saint Heresy in the Garden
by Mike James

by John Goodie

The Peace of him that I carry
by Melanie Browne

by Kushal Poddar

4 Poems
by Sanjeev Sethi

The Streetlights
by Ian Lewis Copestick

by William Teets

Cockroach Soliloquy
by Judge Santiago Burdon

Great Hermit Vivekananda
by Suranjit Gain