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Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

New Release – Dark Matters

Posted by Dark Whisperer on August 8, 2010

Dark Matters

Author: Bruce Boston

Publisher: Bad Moon Books

Release Date: July 15, 2010

ISBN-10: 0-984460152
ISBN-13: 978-0-984460151

Author Website

Bruce Boston’s 30th book of poetry collects 49 poems, six of them appearing here for the first time. This new collection includes reprints from Asimov’s SF Magazine, Chizine, The Pedestal Magazine, The Rhysling Anthology, Space and Time, Strange Horizons, and other leading genre and literary publications. Beautifully illustrated by Daniele Serra.

Table of Contents:

  • The Scarified Man
  • Harvest People
  • Curse of the Strangler’s Wife
  • Blue Rain in G-Minor
  • The Beast at Vespers
  • In Possession of Burning Snow
  • Ouroborus
  • A Stray Grimoire
  • The Sizing of Curses
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Vulture
  • The Demon Coal
  • Ten Dark Quatrains Channeling Nostradamus
  • Like Scarlet Birds Screeching
  • A Siren’s Tale
  • Hollows of the Blues
  • Death of a Changeling
  • Dead Heat
  • Faith of the Torturer
  • The Faithless
  • On Homo Reptilis
  • Conflicted as a Warrior Poet
  • Desert Ghost
  • Rat People
  • Dystopian Dusk
  • Casket of the Age
  • Assassin People
  • The Oblong Observatory
  • Rifling the Crosscut Blowfish
  • I Met a Woman in the Shadow City
  • The Final Word in the Shadow City
  • Light and Shadow in the Shadow City
  • The Knave of Shadows
  • Mole People
  • Arrive on Time
  • The History of Tomorrow
  • The Sky Merchants
  • On the Dark Side of the Sun
  • Robovamp
  • The Berserker Enters a Plea…
  • The FTL Addict Fixes
  • Key Events of the Third Millennium
  • Dark Rains Here and There
  • From the Damnation Cemetery
  • Necropolis Burning
  • Disembodied Haiku
  • Zombie Haiku
  • Nocturnal Retrospective
  • The Darkness We Possess
  • A Flight of Demons Rising from Still Waters…

Whispers about Dark Matters

“Whether he’s writing about an errant siren, a grimoire, a vulture, or the apocalyptic implosion of our way of life, Boston does it with stunning and unexpected complexity. There is a sense of completeness to his poems, a sense that he has turned the thing around and looked at it from every angle. He offers insights that are startling in their clarity, and – after he’s shown them to us – completely logical. This is a laudable achievement in and of itself, but the fact that he can balance his eye for detail and his intuition about character with a poet’s ear for the lyrical joy of language is awe-inspiring.” — Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Quarantined

Dark Matters places an extraordinary gallery before us – rat people and robovamps, dystopias and surreal landscapes – rendered in all the rich colors of Bruce Boston’s vivid word-palette. Whether he’s speculating on the dead who come to us in our dreams (“Like Scarlet Birds Screeching”) or taking us on a journey to a unique version of hell (“From the Damnation Cemetery”), every piece here brightens and expands what Boston calls ‘the bereft vocabulary of our lives.’ There’s no one in American poetry quite like Bruce Boston, and Dark Matters is one of his best.” — Christopher Conlon, author of Starkweather Dreams and Midnight on Mourn Street


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New Release – Double Visions

Posted by Dark Whisperer on August 5, 2009

double_visions_lgDouble Visions

Author: Bruce Boston and others

Publisher: Dark Regions Press

Release Date: July 10th, 2009

ISBN-10: 1-888993669
ISBN-13: 978-1888993660

Author Website

SFPA Grandmaster Poet, Bruce Boston, collaborates with ten other speculative poets, including fellow Grandmaster Robert Frazier, Bram Stoker Award-winner Marge Simon, Asimov’s Readers’ Award-winner G.O. Clark. This collection includes seven Rhysling nominees, the winner of the Odyssey Poetry Award, and the winner of the Locus Online Poetry Poll for best All-Time SF, Fantasy, or Horror poem.

Whispers about Double Visions

Double Visions explores and articulates the alien countryside that lies just behind the facade of ordinary existence and examines the elusive, fleeting shadows where fundamental truths reside. I came away from this collection with an enhanced appreciation for the richness, strangeness, horror, delight, and utter beauty of our kind’s brief sojourn in the cosmos.” – from the introduction by J.L. Comeau

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New Release – Chimeric Machines

Posted by Dark Whisperer on April 25, 2009

cmChimeric Machines

Author: Lucy A. Snyder

Publisher: Creative Guy Publishing

Release Date: April 14th, 2009

ISBN-10: 189495355X
ISBN-13: 978-1894953559

Author Website

This collection offers three dozen poems to delight readers who enjoy sly wordplay and subtle allusion, high intelligence and fierce heart.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Tom Piccirilli

Part I: Technica

“And There in the Machine, Virginia Finally Stood Up”
“Tech Support”
“The Fish and the Bicycle”

Part II: Quiet Places

“After the Funeral”
“Mute Birth”
“Home For The Holidays”
“Worm and Memory”

Part III: Dark Dreams

“Babel’s Children ”
“Beggars’ Night” (written with Gary A. Braunbeck)
“The Monster Between The Sparks”

Part IV: Crete, Kentucky

“Passie Fay’s Lament”
“Terror White”
“Cissy Cocalus”
“Ari, Pushing Forty”

Part V: Daughters of Typhon

“Internal Combustion”
“At The Rec Center”
“Infinite Loop: Girl With Black Eye”

Part VI: Strange Corners

“Uncanny Valley Girl”
“Dime Novel”
“Squidliquor ”
“Sofa Nervosa”

Part VII: Unshelled Evolution

“Book Smarts”
“Searching For Signs of Life In the Bottom of a Cup of Cold Coffee”
“A Boy’s Guide to Neoteny”
“Permian Basin Blues”
“Photograph of a Lady, Circa 1890”

Whispers about Chimeric Machines

“Snyder’s work is complex yet grounded. You can read it on several levels and it’ll work on each and every one. It’s lyrical but rooted in authenticity and validity. There’s truth here, and tackling the truth is the highest calling of any poet…She’s been through the trenches; she knows the way the world comes down. You can feel it in the work. You’re not just looking at words in a book, you’re regarding a life that’s been opened up and splashed down on the page. This lady is not only courageous, she’s fearless. We need more like her to give us that grand plucking of the guts.” – Tom Piccirilli, author of The Midnight Road and Waiting My Turn to Go Under the Knife, from his introduction

“There is nothing illusory or mechanical about these poems. They take us on a marvelously eclectic journey, with a cast that includes a black hole voicing its thoughts and a dead man coming ‘Home For the Holidays.’ Read and be dazzled.” – Christopher Conlon, author of Mary Falls: Requiem for Mrs. Surratt and Midnight on Mourn Street

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New Release – Virgin of the Apocalypse

Posted by Dark Whisperer on November 14, 2008

book-coverVirgin of the Apocalypse

Author: Corrine De Winter

Publisher: Sam’s Dot Publishing

Release Date: October 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0981636597

Author Website

The latest release from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Corrine De Winter. De Winter’s work has been widely published, and has been the recipient of awards from The New York Quarterly, Writer’s Digest, Triton College, Rhysling Award, Esme Bradberry Award, Madeline Sadin Award, and is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee. De Winter’s readings are featured on YouTube, and the film “Recovery” from local film-maker Nino Del Padre.

Whispers about Virgin of the Apocalypse

“De Winter’s masterful verse awakens awe with every stroke. It was sheer pleasure to illustrate this marvelous collection. May your conscious wander freely through the treasures herein, and come away in wonderment recalling lines like these:

“I have only these hands
of pale comfort,
of wilderness and discretion,
of atom bombs and struggle,
of ecstasy and clay
to save you.”

Marge Simon, Stoker Award-winning illustrator

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