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horror, adj: inspiring or creating loathing, aversion, etc.

sleaze, adj: contemptibly low, mean, or disreputable

trash, n: literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality

Welcome to HST Quarterly, the curated collection from Horror, Sleaze and Trash.
24 pages
Published September 22nd 2017 by Horror, Sleaze and Trash
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Melki
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pure-poetry
Good stuff here - these collections never disappoint.

Two of my favs were:

Birthday Wishes
Jay Levon

Once, long ago,
she asked what I wanted
for my birthday.
“Anal sex,” I replied
as a joke,
kind of.
“Maybe,” she said
and laughed,
kind of.
I think she gave me
a book.
It was kind of disappointing.

The Carrion Crew
John Grey

There is a dread
to the crows
perched on the upper branch.

They’re no threat to m
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James Babbs
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
I enjoyed these poems very much. I thought many of the writers managed to peel back the layers of smut and reveal the beating heart inside.
J.A. Carter-Winward
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Arthur Graham does what no other editor, writer, or literary "arbiter of taste" would do: he attempts to repulse you before you crack HSTQ open. He warns you from the get-go: "Unless you like horror, sleaze and trash, Do Not Enter."

A funny way to market a literary journal--and make no mistake about it. This IS a literary journal, sans the stick-up-the-ass academic mandatory obtuseness and inaccessibility. It's almost like he's prepping for rejection by showing us the warts before he
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Rebecca Gransden
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Grubby collection. These are really finding their dirty feet now. I feel with each new edition the balance is refined, this one in particular has a satisfying mingle of proclivities. These quarterlies are teasingly brief, and I have mixed feelings about that. I can sense these really shifting into defining what they do. Common filth for the reductive, but sprinkled with interesting toppings for those who want to shake out the lees.
Rodney
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zines
Plenty of dirty and funny moments, balanced by some with an emotional sincerity that struck a chord.
My favorites:
Dark Bars on Sunny Days by Jack Moody
These Boots by Justin Hyde
Tight by Casey Renee Kiser
And the Radio D.J. Won’t Quit Talking About the Beauty of the Sun by John Grochalski
The Question Game by Indi LaPlace
Jason
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017, poetry
Incredible to believe this series has reached it's first anniversary. Congrats to HSTQ. This is my favourite in the series so far, it is great to see Vanessa De Largie included, I been reading her stunning poems for a while now. I know of 11 of the poets here and they are all fun to read, some are scary, I am worried about Johnny Scarlotti, strange chap, I am more worried about me laughing at what he writes, he may have broken me.

Top writing, highly recommended by me and the voices i
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Ju$tin
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
pretty fire
Casey Kiser
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Favorites in order: 'The Question Game' India LaPlace, 'Hiroshima' Ben John Smith, 'New Girl' Johnny Scarlotti, 'Old Time's Sake' A. Lynn Blumer, 'Awkward Preteen Lust' B. Diehl, 'Charitable' Vanessa DeLargie, 'Dark Bars on Sunny Days' Jack Moody. Excited to be a part of this awesome issue!!
India
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It just keeps getting better. ❤ ...more
Cassandra Fay
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Some of these poems make me feel less alone in my sometimes insensitivity towards others.
I think the last two poems were probably my favorite. Second from the last made me laugh a silly amount ? Omg
Kent Winward
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
So what happens when you have been reading Joseph Campbell and HSTQ at the same time?

Well first you have Arthur writing this in the intro: We know what we love, and we are open with it. We are not ashamed to live in that realm beyond hypocrisy, where the lofty concepts of feminism and sex positivity meet the baser impulses of our animal nature.

And then you have Campbell's take on Chrétien's poem, Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart and the adventure of the Perilous Bed:

A number of knights had to e/>A
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кай жук
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
My Advice
John Bennett


To young men:
die.
To young women:
calm down
there’s plenty
of old ones
left.
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Arthur Graham is a professional editor/writer currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is an accomplished noveler, storyist, and publishite by all accounts. His work has been unfairly compared to that of Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Once a promising purveyor of fine literary fiction, he has since been reduced to churning out chapbooks ins
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