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HWA Poetry Showcase Volume IV

(HWA Poetry Showcase #4)

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This fourth volume in the Horror Writers Association's acclaimed Poetry Showcase series features more of the exciting, disturbing, and beautiful verse that has made these collections favorites with lovers of the darkly lyrical. Includes new work by such popular poets of the macabre as Bruce Boston, Alessandro Manzetti, Ann K. Schwader, Marge Simon, and Stephanie M. Wytovic ...more
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Published October 15th 2017 by Horror Writers Association
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Robert
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The HWA Poetry Showcases are all fantastic books. I've given these books to my friends and family and love hearing about their reading enjoyment, sometimes with tea, or before bed, or in the company of dogs. I'm very thankful that my poem "Stranded" was honored with a special mention in this book, it's wonderful to know that it really gave people a dark thrill. There are so many great poems in this edition, I liked all of them, and there are some which continue to haunt me. My favorites were "Ni ...more
Ann Schwader
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
[Disclaimer: I have a poem in this collection. Furthermore, it's one of the "special mention" poems the jurors chose to recognize this year. Please consider this review as more of a buyers' guide.]

This year's HWA Poetry Showcase celebrates the poetic side of the Dark Art of horror writing, as practiced by the HWA membership. It functions as both a contest and a showcase -- there are 3 Featured Poems (winners) and 3 Special Mention poems ( runners-up). The Kindle edition is fully indexed, and al
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Joseph VanBuren
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am never disappointed by an HWA Poetry Showcase, and this one ranks up there with the best. A lot of poets I know and love plus some that were new to me. What's great about the HWA is that they publish newer authors alongside veterans, which makes for a great selection with a wide range of voices and styles. As with any anthology, some pieces spoke to me more than others. But this is a solid collection for anyone who loves horror in all its multi-dimensional and often misunderstood glory.
Tatiana Fajardo
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I consider this anthology a great reading. The three poets on the cover are excellent, their outstanding poems about madness, poison and an apocalyptic mannequin are delightfully spooky. I found the rest of the poems entertaining and the overall quality of the work was a pleasant surprise. I highly recommend it.
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