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 10/15/21

Today I Saw My Other Self

The self
who had abandoned me
while I was trying to split
myself open
and separate
my head from my soul
because the head is smart
but the soul longs for a thing
that the head cannot provide

I wanted the sweet smelling pick tails
the shiny patent Maryjane’s
I didn’t want to walk around dirty
(meaning unwashed and unclean)
I wanted good teeth
a good guy
good job
all of this was my soul

Time blossomed
my boobs and ass
(my head remained unchanged)
while the self that I attempted so many times
to disconnect with
became a raging fire

My sad soul
meek and tired of listening
to wild rants
settled down into the dirt
that it formed from

©2021 Donna Dallas All rights reserved.

Donna Dallas

Donna Dallas studied Creative Writing and Philosophy at NYU’s Gallatin School and was lucky enough to study under William Packard, founder and editor of the New York Quarterly. Lately, her work can be found in Horror Sleaze Trash, Beatnik Cowboy and Zombie Logic among many other publications. She recently published a novel, Death Sisters, with Alien Buddha Press. She also currently serves on the editorial team for Red Fez.

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.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writers, August 2019

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August is upon us and the poetic stars are aligned with the Fire and Earth of Leo and Virgo, may the words of poetic hearts, minds, and souls set the world ablaze!

I have another tremendous line up in store for your reading pleasure this month, and I will be interviewing a few Cajun Mutt Press authors as well. Also, keep your eyes peeled for updates on upcoming book publications and a couple of other projects that I’ve been working on.

Below you’ll find the list of Featured Writers, and as usual, all submissions can be sent to cajunmuttpress[at]gmail[dot]com. Send 1-3 poems with a bio and author photo for featured writer spots, and manuscripts with a minimum of 100 pages.

Keep the words flowing! Remember, not only am I a publisher/editor but a poet/writer as well. We are the lifeblood of the literary scene. Small press venues and lit. mags would be nothing without us, I know this first hand. Infinite thanks for lending me little pieces of yourselves to keep the heart of Cajun Mutt Press beating strong.

With Love & Sincerity,
Write On!
J.D.C.IV
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💀
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Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writers, August 2019:

Peace
by Damian Rucci
08/02/19

Reunion
by Adrian Slonaker
08/05/19

6 Haiku
by David Estringel
08/06/19

Lunch Lady
by Sarah Ito
08/07/19

Living on Scratch Tickets
by Dan Provost
08/09/19

My Publisher
by Wolfgang Carstens
08/12/19

Tap The Veins Twice
by Kushal Poddar
08/14/19

Infamy
by Jonathan Butcher
08/16/19

Tom Turkey’s Tie-Dye
by Mike Fiorito
08/19/19

Unspoken
by Jagari Mukherjee
08/21/19

Ancrum Road
by Kristy Niven
08/23/19

Don’t Give Up
by Ian Lewis Copestick
08/26/19

Revolution Stew
by Leah Mueller
08/28/19

Beauty
by Fareed Agyakwah
08/30/19

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 04/05/19

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Dancing Around The Fire

It is wet outside
Even here I can tell that much
There are other bodies
Sitting, crying, smoking
mostly women
No one talks
A form with a face moves toward me
“Back again?
You can have a cigarette now
First, take these
They will help you relax
Don’t be afraid.”
Afraid?
Afraid is something that died with my mother
Taste the pills and wait for morning
Faces that are mine mill in the hall
The Arab with the sheet
The old woman rocking and singing my thoughts
They move us into a large room with many lights
We are in a circle
They are throwing a colorful ball to each other
When someone catches it they shout their name
The ball hits me
a chance to be heard
They will listen to my story
I will speak for all of us
My voice rises to the air
“Spare change!”
I hear laughter
Someone is moving me away
I see my face on the ceiling
A color with a light
A light that is sound
The air drags against my voice
I speak
“1, 2 buckle your shoe
3, 4 dead on the floor
5, 6 beaten with sticks
7, 8 you came too late.”
“Take these, do you know where you are?”
Eyes focus
A white snake
Look above the sky
I could hear my voice in another room
screaming

©Paula Hackett all rights reserved

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Paula Hackett’s poetry is influenced by her life experiences growing up in Berkeley during the vibrant and explosive ’60s. The daughter of novelist Paul Hackett, she studied under John Beecher, Angela Davis, and Grover Sales. She has written lyrics in collaboration with her brother John Hackett, for many great jazz composers including Teddy Edwards, John Handy, Ivan Lins, Joe Sample, Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson, and Cedar Walton. Her life long love of jazz is reflected in her many poems about musicians and in her CDs with pianists Rudi Wongozi and Connie Crothers. Her discography is represented in the images and links below.

THE POETRY & LYRICS OF PAULA HACKETT