I will do such things, King Lear shouts before the storm, What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be / The terrors of the earth.Drawing upon Edmund Burkes definition of the sublimethe odd beauty associated with fear and self-preservation; our astonished delight in what destroys, what overpowers and compels us toward darknessthese strange poems mine the sinister fault lines between weird fiction, expressionism, gothic horror, and notions of the absurd, cracking the mundane shell of our given metaphysical order. In the traditions of Nerval, Trakl, Schulz, Tadi, Poe, and contemporaries Aase Berg and Jeff Vandermeer, the wonderful disassociation brought to bear on the reader lies in the conjuring of unprecedented worlds, their myths and logics, their visions and transformationsworlds that resist interpretation almost successfully, and reveal to us the uncanny and nightmarish....
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The Hatch Reviews
A well-crafted solid fright of a book. Strange & brilliant.
I received this one for review from NetGalley.
My rating is closer to a 3.5 than a 4 but Goodreads doesn't allow for 1/2 stars.
I don't claim to have any understanding of poetry at all and I feel like that really impacted my ability to enjoy this collection. There were so many poems that I know had a deeper meaning than what I was getting, but I had no idea what I was reading. That being said I found the writing really beautiful and did really enjoy some of the ones from section two. I think The ...more
Lovely, introspective poetry. Words that come to my mind to describe the poems are “moody, rich, and atmospheric.” There were poems that mused over life, family, and little moments. My favorites were the character study poems, such as Wayne or Lenora at the Window. Other poems that stood out were Kindergarten and The Organ Grinder. Good stuff.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an unbiased review.
I breezed through this horror anthology quickly and blissfully. Each poem withstands on its own and gives off their fair share of creeps. This collection is one of those that you truly have to focus on to get the full effect that they try to evoke.
Thank you Netgalley and Brooklyn Art Press for the chance to read this horrifying collection.
It was pretty good.
This collection is an ambitious mixture of prose and poetry, and the prose definitely outshines the poetry. I found the flash fiction title piece to be stunning, but sadly most of the poetry seemed to just be lists of images the author thought might seem uncanny but fell short.
Aside from the odd prose poem not much was done with the form and I was left a little underwhelmed, I don’t really think this collection felt like poetry to me, partly because poetic technique was lacking though that’s ju ...more