Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 07/31/20

Preacher Man

Maybe I should be a preacher man,
I know I’ve got somebody’s spirit inside me
And I’ve got the accent somewhere in my throat

I don’t need a theology, or a theodicy,
Just the appearance of something burning
Inside the testimony of my heart

Credentials? Nonsense, no need
For them to begin building up my congregation,
I’ll tell them we’re the chosen people

With three-piece finery and dark sunglasses,
Mixed in with sermons about social justice,
I’ll get the loyalty of left and right

Some may say I’ll resemble someone
Else who tried the same shtick some years ago,
The mad man of Guyana, Jim Jones

That’s preposterous, there’s differences,
We must take into account, Jim Jones was evil
And he had no mustache

©2020 Ben Nardolilli All rights reserved.

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Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is trying to publish a novel.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 06/12/19

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My Pay Day

There are days when it all comes back to you
With interest. All of those awful, dull, no money days
When you walked the streets with an empty stomach
Praying for something, anything to happen
To lift you up from the morass of your life
Then years later, on days like today you find
Out there was a purpose and reason to it
All of the poems you wrote to stop yourself from
Going insane are now appreciated and
Not worthless after all. It just takes a while
In my case, 20 years to realise it.

©Ian Lewis Copestick all rights reserved

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Ian Lewis Copestick is a 46-year-old writer from Stoke on Trent England. Although he started writing poetry in 2001, he only started sending them out for publication 8 months ago. In this time he has had over 100 poems and 5 short stories published. He is featured in print anthologies by Alien Buddha Press and Horror Sleaze Trash. His first book Detritus Of The Drunken Night is OUT NOW, published by Cajun Mutt Press.

I Didn’t Mean It by Robert Ragan

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Am I so terrible
Such a standoffish person

That other writers feel the need to bring loaded pistols to a poetry reading

I say tons of things they find offensive

But on the mic when I read about sticking up the coffeehouse

And robbing fellow poets

It was strictly for shock value
I honestly thought they would laugh

Just another case where I went too far
Further alienating myself from my peers

At this point I don’t see myself as a poet or writer of any kind

I’m just a mentally unstable person who writes down all my bad thoughts on paper

Then calls it art

©Robert Ragan all rights reserved

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer Spot 12/19/18

For featured writer submissions send 1-3 poems to cajunmuttpress@gmail.com along with an author photo and short bio.

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Robert Ragan from Lillington NC lives his life for art and writing. He has stories and poetry online at Vext Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, The Dope Fiend Daily, The Rye Whiskey Review, Drinkers Only, and Under The Bleachers. Alien Buddha Press has published his short story collection “Mannequin Legs and Other Tales

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,
J.D.C.IV
Founder
Editor-in-Chief
Cajun Mutt Press

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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

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Death& Love/Love & Death

Available now on Amazon from Cajun Mutt Press, Death & Love/Love & Death by James D. Casey IV. This is an extremely cool book! A double-sided, dual cover with young and current photos of the author, 23 poems each side, 6×9 format, new Cajun Mutt Press logo reveal inside, “Reaper of Dark Smoke” artwork by J.D.C.IV on both title pages, and “Ouija” author photo on ‘Close and flip book.’ pages. What more could you ask for in a collection of poetry?

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