Killer Verse: Poems of Murder and Mayhem (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Killer Verse: Poems of Murder and Mayhem is a spine-tingling collection of terrifically creepy poems about the deadly art of murder.
The villains and victims who populate these pages range from Cain and Abel and Bluebeard and his wives to Lizzie Borden, Jack the Ripper, and Mafia hit men. The literary forms they inhabit are just as varied, from the colorful melodramas of ol
Evocative cruelty...inhuman humanity...
Lush, callous, beautiful and deeply unsettling...
Poems + Murder =
What a perfect cover for this book. I love how it gorgeously foreshadows the elegant, polished depravity of this stellar collection of poems centering on murder, death and the darker, more disturbing aspects of human nature. Included in this morbid meter are poems told through the eyes of killers, victims and those loved ones left behind by tragedy to ...more
Due to the graphic nature of some of the poems, I'd say ...more
Here is my favorite from the book:
Mrs. Murphy killed her mate.
The act was frowned on by the st ...more
The one that will stick with me for a long time: A Case of Murder by Victor Scannell. I think if you Google it, with Killer Verse you can read it online.
Nicely produced volume. The blood red ribbon for keeping one's place was a stroke of genius.
Harold Schechter is a professor of American Literature and culture at Queens College, the City University of New York. Among his nonfiction works are the historical true-crime classics Fatal, Fiend,Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved. He also authors a critically acclaimed mystery series featuring Edgar Allan Poe, which includes The Hum Bu ...more