2023 Book Schedule

I’ve officially finished the 2023 book schedule and wanted to let y’all know what’s forthcoming/available. I remembered what else I was going to say as well; I need featured writer submissions! Sen 1-3 poems to cajunmuttpress@gmail.com with a bio and author photo.

Love Y’all, Write On,

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2023 Book Schedule

Jan: Shooting Myself in the Dark
by Carrie Magness Radna

Feb: After the Fall
by William Teets

Mar: Holding the Door for Barbarians
by Mark Berriman

Apr: Tales From The Rotten Land
by Efe Tusder

May: destructive paradox slips on banana peel
by Joshua Martin

Jun: Written Under Duress
by John Tustin

Jul: Bad Weed Never Dies

Aug: Vital Decay
by Timothy Dodd

Sep: Fear of Falling Backwards
by Ian Mullins

Oct: Poems to Die By
by Frogg Corpse

Nov: A Long Walk
by John Drudge

Dec: Beneath Napalm Dreams
by Merritt Waldon

Now Available from Cajun Mutt Press

Now Available from Cajun Mutt Press, destructive paradox slips on banana peel by Joshua Martin!! Brother Martin is a wordsmith of the surreal. This collection takes you on a journey through his intelligently absurd mind.

Follow the link below to grab a copy, and please leave a review!


destructive paradox slips on banana peel

“destructive paradox slips on a banana peel is another triumph in the prolific Martin canon—a resounding trumpet of nonsense bordering on good sense and forcing you to draw your own conclusions. You will be transported to Martin’s own idiosyncratic world of almost realised ideas that leap out of the shadows and pound you into submission; you will be delighted, you will be terrified, you will laugh out loud and you will cower in the corner—Martin’s words have this power and more. Read on! Read on! See what lessons Martin has to teach you!”
—Lachlan J McDougall, LJMcD Communications

“Joshua Martin’s paradox is loaded with image after striking image, the bizarre co-existing with the quotidian; the manufactured with the organic; the benign with the downright unsettling. Surreal and playful, vivid and vital with recurring base notes of the performance, serial disguise and orchestrated misdirection to which twenty-first century existence is routinely subjected.”
—A J Moore, author of m(p)atriarchive (Beir Bua Press)

“Joshua Martin is an expert cartographer of our collective smartphone psyche. In destructive paradox…, he not only maps these beleaguered mindscapes saturated by “collagen portraits” and “dissociative wincing” but alchemizes what he finds there into a surreal wonderland of daring, lexically deft poems.”
—Kenneth M. Cale, author of Greater Vegas Bleeds Into The Dreams of My Cryogenic Slumber

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 05/12/23

Back in the Bowery

In the Bowery
Like a pack of unwound
Scurrying into dead-end
With a lust for broken life
Where we fell
Head over heels
Night after night
On the sidewalk’s
Scraped memories
In a town
Of faded tomorrows
And the punk
Neo-beat drumming
Of sharpened

©2023 John Drudge All rights reserved.

John Drudge

John is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of four books of poetry: March (2019), The Seasons of Us (2019), New Days (2020), and Fragments (2021). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 05/10/23

Rate My Pain

Rate my pain
on a scale of 1 to 10,
with a happiest
smiley face
your muscles
could spasm
to the farthest left,
and the worst
possible pain’s
sweaty, red face,
to the furthest right
was the office’s mirror.

Literally Me

He is literally me.
The bad guy on the screen
is my
metaphorical autobiography.
I am the inspiration for
the antisocial antihero
created on the page or
projected on big screens,
the black hat cowboy
riding a black mustang
into the lawless wild west,
the organized crime boss
relaxing in his mansion
built on cartel cocaine,
the terrorist revolutionary
inciting riotous flash mobs
and an assassin’s bullet,
the serial killer shooter
praised as this sickly
society’s viral superstar,

he is literally me.

©2023 Chris Butler All rights reserved.

Chris Butler

Chris Butler is an illiterate poet and an anorexic starving artist. He has published 7 chapbooks and 3 collections of poetry, including Neurotica (Scars Publications), Artsy Fartsy (Alternating Current Press & The Camel Saloon), BUMMER (Scars Publications) and DOOMER (Ethel Press), as well as over 500 poems, short stories, essays, reviews and articles around the world. He is also the Co-Editor of The Beatnik Cowboy literary journal.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 05/08/23

lucid nightmares

the cold rain beats
down an already
beaten area

apathy runs rampant
as chaos rides the
edge of a knife

some people abhor

some people think
of it as second nature,
like breathing

most days, peace
and war are the
same fucking

lucid nightmares
dance around all
the pain

writhing in bed

once beautiful

now a lost soul
awaiting that final
voyage to death

like an old dog

one of these days
where you just
want to lay in
the sun and sleep
like an old dog

at least i haven’t
started shitting
in the yard

yet another bad dream

screams from another room

too many years of abuse

yet another bad dream

stuck behind the eight ball
as the pressure simply builds

if life is a horse race
you’re stuck on a longshot
just foolish enough to think
one day, i will be a winner

winners already know such

losers need to manifest every
little thing into existence

here comes the rain again

supposed to last for three

©2023 J.J. Campbell All rights reserved.

J.J. Campbell

J.J. Campbell (1976 – ?) was raised by wolves yet managed to graduate high school with honors. He’s been widely published over the years, most recently at Horror Sleaze Trash, Synchronized Chaos, The Beatnik Cowboy, The Black Shamrock and The Rye Whiskey Review. You can find him most days on his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights. (https://evildelights.blogspot.com)