Thirteen Designer Vaginas, by Juliet Cook

Thirteen Designer Vaginas cover art by Margaret Bashaar

The heaviness of this body, raw biscuit dough
swelling out of its tube. Am I wrong
to want to be more like a patisserie,
instead of a discount grocery store.
An exotic candy-making machine
instead of a homey spoon rest.
Home girl swirled with lard ass.
Pink foam egg carton wastebasket.
I don’t want to burst at my seams.
I want to stay intact and gleam.

-- excerpt from Thirteen Designer Vaginas

About Juliet Cook

Juliet Cook’s poetry has appeared within Action Yes, Caketrain, Columbia Poetry Review, Diagram, Diode, and many more print and online entities. She is the editor/publisher of Blood Pudding Press (print) and Thirteen Myna Birds (online). Juliet’s first full-length poetry book, Horrific Confection was published by BlazeVOX. She also has oodles of published poetry chapbooks, most recently including POST-STROKE (Blood Pudding Press for Dusie Kollektiv 5), FONDANT PIG ANGST (Slash Pine Press) and Tongue Like a Stinger (Wheelhouse). To find out more about all of the above and other yummy details, please feel free to visit