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 10/29/21

Frozen Charlotte

Skin, blue,
like mistletoe berries
under her midnight sun, she
sways and hums
to the tune of fireflies
in flight
and whispers upon the wind
though bare branches.
Night’s chill rests, warm,
upon bare shoulders
in want of cover, but
the anima
and blood
are numb to Winter’s sting.
So, she dances,
the wreath of Spring,
long fallen away,
beyond the crystalline grasp
of icy fingertips
(or loving hands).
Falling
silent and still—
a night heron frozen, midflight—
she turns, slowly,
to me
and the offending glow
of yellow lamplight
on bedroom walls (reflected in my eyes),
until thoughts pull her
away
in cold procession
back
into the taciturn embrace of
Night’s song
and that baleful moon, above.
So,
she dances,
unknowing (uncaring)
that she’ll be alone
for the next thaw.

©2021 David Estringel All rights reserved.

“The Booky Man”

David Estringel is a writer/poet with works published in literary publications, such as The Opiate, Azahares, Cephalopress, North Meridian Review, Poetry Ni, DREICH, Horror Sleaze Trash, Cajun Mutt Press, Terror House Magazine, and The Blue Nib. His first collection of poetry and short fiction Indelible Fingerprints (Alien Buddha Press) was published April 2019, followed by three poetry chapbooks, Punctures (Really Serious Literature – 2019), PeripherieS (The Bitchin’ Kitsch – 2020), and Eating Pears on the Rooftop (Finishing Line Press – July 2022). His new book of micro poetry little punctures, a collaboration with UK illustrator and artist, Luca Bowles, will be released in 2024 by Really Serious Literature.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 10/27/21

Black Moon Promise

Bathroom confessions
backdoor redemption
black moon promise
made to a leather winged Angel
Afterglow addict disciple of dawn
woman standing at the edge of love
listening for the silence in between the words
whispered by an ambidextrous tongue.
Loiterer in dim luminescence
under bloodshot skies.
beautiful visions reminding her of horrible things
knowing the best part of truth are the lies
casualty of kindness twilight apostle
feeling what is not her favorite color
the song of flawed perfection
its bitter taste on her lips
The melody fading along with the last smile of summer

©2021 Judge Santiago Burdon All rights reserved.

Judge Santiago Burdon

On an unseasonably cool July morning in Chicago, equivalent to David Copperfield, Judge Santiago Burdon was born on a Friday. The Bronte sisters, Keats, Burns, and Dickens inspired his study of English Literature. He attended Universities in the United States, London, and Paris focusing his studies on Victorian novels and authors.

His short stories and poems have been featured in a variety of magazines, online zines, and podcasts; The Remnant Leaf, Stay Weird and Keep Writing, The Dope Fiend Daily, Independent Writer’s Blog, Spillwords, The Beatnik Cowboy, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Eskimo Pie, The Stray Branch, Anti-Heroin Chic, Raven Cage, Horror Sleaze Trash, Across The Margin, The Story Pub as well as numerous Anthologies.

His book Stray Dogs and Deuces Wild: Cautionary Tales was published in January 2020 by HST Publishing.

His book of poems Not Real Poetry is expected to be released in early 2021. He is presently engaged in finishing his novel Imitation of Myself. A non-fiction story detailing his experiences as a drug runner for a Mexican Cartel. Judge celebrated his 65th birthday last July and lives modestly in Costa Rica.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/06/21

I Refuse to Look at the Moon

I need water and sleep,
and the sound of radiotronic
dogs barking,
to stop.

I need to slide my bra
from beneath two shirts
out the right arm hole.

I need the hum of night
to breathe less loudly
and the death of Beethoven’s 9th

to cease its crescendo
in the outer reaches
of my frontal lobe.

I need my retinas
to forget the color blue,
forget there are endings

always skirting beginnings.
I need to say a prayer
for the dying.

©2021 Aleathia Drehmer All rights reserved.

Aleathia Drehmer

Aleathia Drehmer was the editor of Durable Goods and In Between Altered States. She spends most of her time writing novels, but has recently published poems in Anti-Heroin Chic, Fragmented Lines, South Shore Review, and Heroin Love Songs. She had upcoming work in Impspired Magazine.
http://www.aleathiadrehmer.com

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.

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Write On!
J.D.C.IV
Founder/Editor-in-Chief
C.M.P.
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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.