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Sonata Vampirica traces the final days in a vampiric liaison - from desire to perdition. A narrative in verse, each chapter alternates perspective between the fiend and his victim, and marks a return to the essential horror at the heart of vampire lore.

Evoking equal parts Anne Rice, Dante Alighieri, Stephen King, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, the narrative finds in the allure
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Kindle Edition, 26 pages
Published May 5th 2012 by Windrift Books
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Natasha Head
Jun 20, 2012 Natasha Head rated it it was amazing
They have been idolized, romanticized, glorified and movie-ized for as long as I can remember. Why then, have vampires, not been truly poetized? Sonata Vampirica (The Semaphore Collection) brings us the poetic mind of the vampire. With lines such as "Though you have pierced me, cut me, flayed me/ Let my blood flow/ red to earth, you have not destroyed me. No. and "the cadence of my pain. Denied the sweet/ release of death... we suddenly see the vampire humanized.
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J.J. Brown
Jun 06, 2012 J.J. Brown rated it it was amazing
The poem story "Sonata Vampirica" is dangerously hot, like molten rock. The cover does the poems justice, with tatoo as a symbol of art through pain. The story of the Sonata is a passionate look at love, pain and longing alternating between the predator and prey in the love relationship. Not for reading in the daylight, this is a journey in the dark areas of the heart, searching for light. A quick, exciting read, highly recommended.
Victoria Slotto
Jul 12, 2012 Victoria Slotto rated it it was amazing
Sam Peralta has a way with words. I'm not normally a reader of vampire-related work, but the way in which he has organized this book of poetry highlights the metaphoric value of the genre. As a poet, words are his servants. Stunning.
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Jul 01, 2014 Björn Rudberg rated it it was amazing
To build upon the myth of Vampire, the dangers and the lust. To do that in the form of sonnets with a language with on foot in the classic and one in the updated myths of today's vampire of particularly Anne Rice. Loved the read, and I will return to this for inspiration many times.
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Samuel Peralta has won awards for his poetry worldwide, including a Palanca Award for his collection "Pacific", from the BBC, the UK Poetry Society, and shortlists with the League of Canadian Poets and for the Arc Poem of the Year.

He has four books of poetry available - http://amzn.to/samuelperalta - "Sonata Vampirica", "Sonnets from the Labtador", "How More Beautiful You Are", and "Tango Desolado
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