C.M.P. Poetry Grimoires Ft. Cover Art by J.D.C.IV

“Spirit Owl” & “Psychedelic Deamon Rainbow Fire”

Grab your own Poetry Grimoire from Cajun Mutt Press to write poems, spells, incantations, recipes, doodles, whatever you want!!

Great holiday gifts as well!!

Featuring original cover art by Madman Philosopher J.D.C.IV

8×11 — 100 pages — 35 lines per page

They can also be customized to feature YOUR art/name/quote on the cover!

Click here to purchase “Spirit Owl

Spirit Owl

Click here to purchase “Psychedelic Demon Rainbow Fire

Psychedelic Demon Rainbow Fire

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/13/21

House on Fire

The heroin Junkies
Like bite sized slices of death
To escape the pain of life
And the meth-heads like
Rocket fuel to the brain
To imagine a world
Better than the one that is
And there is the pot head
Creating a hazy space
Of zen
To escape the chaos
And the alcoholic
Embracing pain while numb
And then there are the abstracts
Who get high on art, poetry
Fiction and the movies
Escaping through their own
Imagination and will
I understand them all
It is those others who
Reading this, think themselves
Superior to the rest
Those that mainline reality
And revel in a world
Where those that have it all
Eat the bones of those not
Fortunate enough to
Be born with that silver spoon
It is those, well adjusted
Inheritors of this
House on fire that I have
No warmth in my heart for.

©2021 Jesse James Kennedy All rights reserved.

Jesse James Kennedy

Jesse James Kennedy is an American novelist and poet born in St. Louis Missouri. After a brief stint in the Army, he spent a good decade running wild, reading, and sharpening his writing skills. His first novel, Missouri Homegrown, was published by Perfect Crime Books to strong national reviews from Publishers Weekly: “Kennedy shows some impressive story telling chops in this high-action, heavy-body-count page turner… Not for the faint of heart.” And Booklist: “Fast-moving, wildly violent… Kennedy’s novel is vivid and rich in character,” and was nominated for the best novel by a debut author award by the National Thriller Writers. His second novel, Tijuana Mean, was published by the same publisher and also received a great national review from Booklist: “Kennedy’s involvement with his material has deepened. In heightened language, he explores the odd bond between cops and criminals, the poisonous tension between father and son. There’s a sixties vibe, too, with LSD visions and the Grateful Dead on car radios. These are gripping, beautifully executed scenes.” And his third novel, Black Hills Reckoning was published in May of 2021. His poetry and fiction have appeared in House of Horrors 2, Lummox no. 9, and the international poetry compilation Yearnings. These days he can usually be found somewhere in the rural Midwest writing and consuming copious amounts of bottom shelf whiskey. All of his work is available on Amazon.

13 New C.M.P. Stickers by J.D.C.IV

Y’all check it out, I just added 13 new stickers that I designed to the Cajun Mutt Press online shop!!!

Don’t forget we have C.M.P. logo mugs, masks, and clothing available as well! Plus More New Stickers Coming Soon! Infinite thanks to everyone that’s made an order.

Please Support The Arts & Small Press!!!

Write On!


J.D.C.IV with his Poem Poster in St. Charles, IL, at ArtsFest Poetry Crawl 2019

James D. Casey IV is an artist, award winning poet, gonzo writer, author of seven poetry collections, and the founder/editor-in-chief/publisher of Cajun Mutt Press.

J.D.C.IV has roots in Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, and currently lives in Illinois with his Beautiful Muse and their fat black cat.

His work can be found online and in print at several small press venues and literary magazines internationally.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 03/13/19


Hobo Jesus & The Mad Hatter

thrown out
into the street
beaten to a pulp
they didn’t call the cops
in Old Orleans

let go
once or twice
by King Cake Law

the Mad Hatter
sings the blues
making deals
with black cats
in copper suits
robbing from Peter
to pay Paul

is that what this
has all come to?

slander campaigns
and random diseases

the artist
formally known

Emanon Yesac

John Jacob
Jingleheimer Schmidt

whatever the hell it was

I think I owe him
20 bucks
but he’s shit out of luck
because I gave it to
Hobo Jesus
that sleeps in the park

he needs it more
than we do

and someone
had to be crucified


well, fuck you, man
if the shoe fits
wear it

©J.D.C.IV 2019


James D. Casey IV is the author of six full-length collections of poetry, founder and editor-in-chief of Cajun Mutt Press, and extensively published by small press venues and literary magazines internationally. He is a southern poet with roots in Louisiana & Mississippi, currently residing in Illinois with his Beautiful Muse, their retarded dog, and two black cats.

Links to his books can be found here:

Amazon Author Central, J.D.C.IV

Happy Thanksgiving from Cajun Mutt Press!

We hope y’all have a great time full of too much turkey, too much booze, too much fun, and too much damn family to last until next year! Sending positive vibes and Outlaw Gonzo Pirate Poet Love out to everyone today!

We have some great books available on Amazon, and still a few stickers left before we need to order some more. Christmas is right around the corner too, so consider picking something up for yourself or as a gift.

Happy Turkey Day,
Cajun Mutt Press


Haight by Red Focks
Absurd by Ronald P. Bremner
Dark Linings by Joanne Olivieri
Isomorphic by J.D.C.IV
Owls in Hot Rods with Pink Elephants and Dead Bats by J.D.C.IV
Death & Love/Love & Death by J.D.C.IV
Juggernaut Fuzz by Ryan Quinn Flanagan
This Many Years After the War by Matt Borczon