Now Available from Cajun Mutt Press, Perfection is Failure by Will Mayo

Perfection is Failure by Will Mayo is a chapbook of reflections on life & death, living in the little moments between, how short our time here is, how fast it goes by, and the meaning of it all.

Grab your copy today through the link below, and please leave a review! We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Perfection is Failure by Will Mayo

June 2022 C.M.P. Featured Writers

Another great lineup this month! I’ve got some new voices and poetry from regular contributors in there as well. I didn’t get any art submissions. Thought I’d at least get a few. If y’all have any art or know any artists, send it/them my way. I’d love to start featuring some artwork. Send all writing and art submissions to with a bio and photo. I’ll get back to you soon as I can.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next book release! A chapbook by Will Mayo titled Perfection is Failure. Dropping in a couple of weeks on June 14th. Last month How do you recycle a Siberian tiger? by R. Keith was published on May 24th and is still available. I’m working on the cover for The Mourning Hour by Frogg Corpse at the moment. I’ll announce the release date soon. I also have books by Aleathia Drehmer, Dusty Jaggers, David Alec Knight, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, and a few others in the works. If you’ve sent a manuscript and haven’t heard from me yet, please be patient.

Below is a link to the Cajun Mutt Press bibliography, and this month’s featured writers. As always, huge thanks to the writers and readers! I love y’all.

Write On,

C.M.P. Bibliography:

June 2022 C.M.P. Featured Writers:

I gotta get back to LA
by Bruce Fisher

3 Poems
by Chachee Valentine

by Emma Geller

Crazy Horse
by Lynn White

Melissa (no. 120 of Women’s names sensual series)
by Carrie Magness Radna

Missive to Bob Dylan
by Allan Lake

A Noble Last Stand
by Mackenzie Thorn

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by Hanna Abi Aki

Unfunny Valentine
by Howie Good

Over Rifle Under Chin
by David Alec Knight

by Nadja Moore

Bring On Spring !
by Ian Lewis Copestick

Pebbles of Desolation III
by Morley Cacoethes

Now Available from Cajun Mutt Press!

How do you recycle a Siberian tiger? by R. Keith

I still don’t know how to adequately recycle a Siberian tiger after reading R. Keith’s new book but this tiger of a collection burns bright with good old fashioned hardboiled set tails (get it?) and quirky circumstances sprinkled with a dash of snotty yet self-mocking existentialism… A surreal grindhouse collection of stories with some pretty contemplative musings from Canada’s very own non-film-making Tarantino.
—Mike Zone, EIC of Dumpster Fire Press

Entitling a story “Shit Head” might suggest angsty teenage skateboard rebellion, R. Keith’s collection of short stories however, points to a considerably more sophisticated mind, well versed in humor, self-reflection, and a gift of crawling into the murky crevices of the human psyche only the most worldly of wordsmiths possess. Pop-Culture namedropping gets tedious in some hands; in R. Keith’s possession, references to Moesha soon progress to arguments on Basketball courts, while Vanishing Act is an intriguing piece full of romantic allusions to faraway places with strange sounding names that could easily take a dark twist from out of nowhere and soon become the most difficult case Columbo will ever have to solve. Mr. Keith is a unique writer, one I wish I could read more often.
—John Doyle, author of A Stirring At Dusk, and Leaving Henderson County

Now Available From Cajun Mutt Press

Now Available from Cajun Mutt Press, Before the Bridges Fell by David O’Nan!!

Before the Bridges Fell is a series of poetry based on characters that are scrambling to figure out life before the inevitable destruction of their towns, their ideals, fantasy worlds, fame of past figures that seemed to work so well to influence and shape today’s world. Before the Bridges Fell and what is unknown is always in the back of your head, and you are still expected to live your life without worry, hardly. That unknowing is always there. The script isn’t fully written, and so the improvisation of our everyday lives can be scary.

Now Available from Cajun Mutt Press!

Somniloquy & Trauma in the Knottseau Well by Tim Heerdink

3 ways to order:

Contact Tim directly for a signed copy.

Tim’s online book store.


Tim Heerdink enters a nightmare landscape full force with his second full-length collection, Somniloquy & Trauma in the Knottseau Well. Following in a similar vein of The Human Remains, the poet captures alternate realities within sleep, bringing forth all that is strange & unwell in the process. Talking in his sleep, Heerdink tackles abnormal mental health along with traumas in a hell of his own creation.

Somniloquy & Trauma in the Knottseau Well is a haunted house. Each poem here another door rattling unlocked and opened on another nightmare, another monster, another ideation within myriad visions of hell. This is a walk through the dark side of imagination, poems where the last breath is crystalized like the soft focus of a stereoscope. Heerdink’s poems have that same burned hoarse whisper as Marlon Brando at the apocalypse end: the horror, the horror.”
—Jason Baldinger, author of A History of Backroads Misplaced: Selected Poems 2021-20

“Is poetry dead? Does poetry still matter? Can poetry make a difference? Save a life? Even one life? Your own? Is poetry a healing art? Can poetry possibly be the path away from death in life? From suicide? Can you write your way out of the darkness? Or is life filled with too much damn pain for even poetry to save us? In Somniloquy & Trauma in the Knottseau Well, the brilliant young poet Tim Heerdink struggles with these questions and more. He’s walking a tightrope. Will he make it to the other side? I sure hope so. I’m pulling for him. Read the book and discover what this bright new Indiana voice has to say. You’ll be glad you did.”
—Ron Whitehead, U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate