Cajun Mutt Press Featured Artist: David Alec Knight

David Alec Knight

David Alec Knight grew up in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. David has had many poems printed in American and Canadian journals and anthologies. His poems have appeared in print and/or on-line in Verse Afire, The Rye Whiskey Review, Cajun Mutt Press, The Lothlorien Poetry Journal (some poems in Leper Mosh appeared in these publications, as well as earlier versions of some poems appearing at allpoetry.com). Recent poems have appeared in the anthologies By The Wishing Tree, Poets For Ukraine Volume 1, and Muse. In 2021, David was recipient of The Ted Plantos Memorial Award for Poetry. His first book of poetry, The Heart Is A Hollow Organ, soon followed. David works in healthcare.

Now Available from Cajun Mutt Press

Seven Times Down by Wilfred Hildonen

The owl has landed, 𝘚𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘋𝘰𝘸𝘯 by Wilfred Hildonen is now available!!

𝘚𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘋𝘰𝘸𝘯 contains a mixture of free verse, rhyme, and prose among images of original artwork by Wilfred Hildonen. This is his first full-length bilingual volume of poetry and art. Featuring poems in Norwegian and English. 93 pages, 54 poems, full-color artwork.

(blurb excerpts below, full blurbs on back cover)

“Over a decade ago I met Sámi, Finn, Norwegian Wilfred Hildonen at an International Arts Festival in Viseu, Portugal. We had several long conversations. The indigenous Wilfred Hildonen is as radiantly complex as any human enigma can be.”

—Ron Whitehead, U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate

“From poem to poem Hildonen’s language feels organic—not jammed into a preexisting format but flowing like a river from his imagination. The variety here is rich and unpredictable.”

—Alan Britt, 𝘎𝘶𝘯𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘚𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦-𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘗𝘰𝘦𝘮𝘴
Towson University

Coming Soon from Cajun Mutt Press

Seven Times Down by Wilfred Hildonen

Had to push the date back a little bit, but keep your eyes peeled for Seven Times Down by Wilfred Hildonen!! A collection of bilingual poems and original artwork. Dropping this Saturday on Feb. 12th, I’ll share the link once it goes live on Amazon.

“Over a decade ago I met Sámi, Finn, Norwegian Wilfred Hildonen at an International Arts Festival in Viseu, Portugal. We had several long conversations. The indigenous Wilfred Hildonen is as radiantly complex as any human enigma can be. Albert Camus and Franz Kafka come to mind. But damn all comparisons. Camus, Kafka, Hildonen are all originals, beyond any lame ass he reminds me of. Wilfred is an artist, political cartoonist, writer, poet, thinker, and a brilliant conversationalist. I have been honored to publish his work and I’m sure as hell thankful to Cajun Mutt Press for finally making his poetry and art available for English and Norwegian audiences here in SEVEN TIMES DOWN, Wilfred’s first full length bilingual volume of poetry and art. Open your doors of perception and step into the mind of one of the world’s great creative artists, Wilfred Hildonen.”
—Ron Whitehead, U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate

Wilfred Hildonen says, “I’m an autodidact when it comes to everything.” As such, the poems in Seven Times Down ooze from his bones and not from a classroom. His cataloging approach to imagery, though reminiscent of Whitman and Ginsberg, is as fresh as an apple still on the branch. In “The end of Santa Claus” he writes “It’s the end of santa claus . . . / and the Christmas trees are all on fire / and the sleigh is stuck in the quagmire / and the Christmas dinner is burning in a pyre.” Yes, he exercises rhyme but only as he sees fit and not according to a scheme. From poem to poem Hildonen’s language feels organic—not jammed into a preexisting format but flowing like a river from his imagination. The variety here is rich and unpredictable. There are prose poems so unique that they recreate the genre, plus song-like poems that are just as original. If you’re looking for a surprise around every corner, you’ll find it in this book. Nary a dull moment in Seven Times Down. I highly recommend it.
—Alan Britt, Gunpowder for Single-ball Poems
Towson University

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

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Psychedelic Demon Rainbow Fire