Popcorn Press, a Wisconsin-based micropublisher, releases my leathery looking 128-page poetry collection.
Grim Series is composed of 86 genre-driven poems. Most of the poems have been previously published. Only two of the eighty-six poems were original to this collection. One poem was accepted by Ruthless Peoples Magazine, which then went on hiatus before the poem was included in an issue. I was hoping that they'd "awaken" because I would love to have something in Ruthless Peoples Magazine. For years, I waited waited waited as I'm really a tenacious sort. I've since then moved on to non-poetry endeavors. So, going back to the book...
The following are early versions of the poems that are included in this collection:
Right now, you can buy Grim Series in either paperback or digital form from:
The ever generous Marge Simon invited me to send her a guest essay for her September column in the newsletter of the Horror Writer's Association. I wrote a short, non-academic piece about my poetry writing "strategy." The essay includes excerpts from Grim Series. So, if you're a member of the HWA (I'm not, so I won't see it except for the tear sheets), then I hope that you'll find it interesting. I'll reprint the essay here at the end of the year. And if you pick up my book, I hope that you will enjoy it. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Meditations of a Beast
Age of Blight
A Roomful of Machines
We Bury the Landscape