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Kyla Lee Ward is a Sydney-based creative who works in many modes, that have garnered her Australian Shadows and Aurealis awards. She has placed in the Rhyslings and received multiple Stoker and Ditmar nominations. The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities is her second collection of dark and fantastic poetry after 2011's The Land of Bad Dreams. Reviewers have accused her of being “gothic and esoteric”, “weird and exhilarating” and of “giving me a nightmare.”

Her work on RPGs including Demon: the Fallen saw her appear as a guest at the inaugural Gencon Australia. Her short film, 'Bad Reception', screened at the Third International Vampire Film Festival and she was a member of the Theatre of Blood repertory company, which also produced her work
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I am delighted to report that both my collections of dark and fantastic poetry - The Land of Bad Dreams and The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities are available as ebooks across all the usual platforms - Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, etc. This was a big project, requiring much editing, a little new artwork and a substantial learning curve. I should like to thank Belinda Kelly for her essential Read more of this blog post »
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