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Poems of the Erotic, the Romantic, the Violent, and the Grotesque.
Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Published February 14th 2018 by Clash Books
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Janie C.
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Poetry and prose, dark and visceral in its need for fulfillment. As implied by the title, the subject matter is raw and ravenous. This is the cry of an unrestrained beast howling in its cycle of loneliness. While hunting the perfect prey, there is an unending cycle of ferocious need which can only be satisfied by an equally matched lover, inside and out. Consuming and intimate.
Rodney
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
While certainly dark and disturbing, this poetry collection carries passion and sincerity in abundance. Exploring the depths of commitment and trust in ways not fit for the meek, beauty is ultimately conveyed by the imagery within.
Sadie Hartmann
Jan 18, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: scream-mag
Reviewing now for SCREAM Mag. *blushing*
Well Read Beard
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Parental Advisory - This Review contains explicit lyrics.

This one wasn't for me. It's gonna test the limit of my honesty. Here goes.

First I want to say that many of my bookish friends 4 and 5 star loved it. A lot of those friends are women. I actually received this book from a female book twitter friend. It just wasn't for me, I don't doubt that Wrath can write. He has been around for a long time with quite a few books out there. This unfortunately was my first experience with his work.

I reckon
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Emily
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Through violence and decadence / I became what I am."

If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse was my introduction to Wrath James White and I loved it! This is a book of 46 poems and 2 short stories. Wrath explains in the beginning that many (but not all) of these are love poems to his wife, which sounds lovely, but this book is different. The poems are dark, disturbing, often gross, amusing, and all-around entertaining. These are mostly erotic horror poems (with a focus on BDSM), and they a
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The Grim Reader
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I guess I should’ve known what to expect with this latest collection from Wrath James White having read many of his works in the past. And yet still, I found myself aroused, sickened and at times shocked with the book’s content…in the best possible way, of course ; )

Great cover art, great title, If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse is not for the squeamish, nor is it for those who dislike explicit descriptions of sex in their horror. Wrath’s latest release goes straight for the throat. I
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Mike Thorn
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, poetry
Full review from my website.

Author Wrath James White’s reputation precedes him. More often than not, when I see mentions of his work, they’re within close proximity to some variation of the same signifiers: “extreme,” “hardcore,” “transgressive” and “disturbing.” His new poetry collection If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse earns every single one of those terms. If the killer in William Lustig’s Maniac (1980) sat in on afternoon Byron seminars before going out for his twisted nighttime
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Michael
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wrath at his best: a balance of dark gritty body horror and deep thoughts, rendered poetically through style and cadence that gets at you. This is horror that never flinches, even from sexual topics that'd make a porn star blush, and it will make you writhe. I always enjoy his work. ...more
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Profane, spiritual, sensual, visceral, lustful and deeply romantic. This collection of poetry and a couple of short prose piece is erotica in the same way Black Sabbath is blues. Throughout even the most sadistic, porn-reminiscent passages here runs a deep thread of what all the frilly old poets used to write about but White clearly has lived, every day of his life - the single minded pursuit of love. A couple of poems veer off theme but share the same intensity and rapturous celebration of dark ...more
Nefariousbig
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a special kind of poetry. It makes you bleed from body parts and organs you don't have but somehow long for and miss after reading these poems. It's intense and passionate and nasty with love. Not for everyone. It should be kept behind the green door. ...more
Mindi
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review to follow...
Jen (LOHF/Book Den)
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, poetry
After reading No Mercy by Alessandro Manzetti last year {my review}, I've been wanting to read a lot more horror poetry. The only exposure I have to horror poetry these days is the occasional inclusion in an anthology. This year I'm seeking out single author poetry collections so get ready to see more poetry reviews from me.

If You Died Tomorrow I'd Eat Your Corpse was an interesting first selection for me. I am not an erotica reader so I was throwing myself outside of my comfort zone in both for
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Tracy Robinson
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

These poems/short stories are dark (very much so), simultaneously sensual, dirty, and violent. I can honestly say this was unlike anything I have ever read - this is not a collection to breeze through. The material is heavy and extremely personal; not for the faint of heart. White has serious chops and if his other works are anything like this one in terms of skill and depth, I will definitely be picking them up.
Sara Tantlinger
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A brutal, gorgeous, and stunning collection. Wrath James White beautifully masters each visceral depiction of love, sex, and horror in every line. Too often with erotic horror I start reading it and get bored because writers use the same descriptions of it that I've seen over and over, but not this poet. His willingness to delve into the true depths of blood and romance, of pleasure and pain, is strikingly refreshing and reminded me in several ways of Clive Barker, whom I adore. I can't recommen ...more
Matt (TeamRedmon)
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I won this in a giveaway from Bookstagram friends Emily and Tracy. I have been wanting to read more horror poetry recently since reading and loving the work of Stephanie Wytovich and Sara Tantlinger. So this was the perfect opportunity to do that. In the introduction, White talks about how these poems mostly love poems to his wife but these are not your lovey-dovey poems. These are dark poems about desire, love, lust, depravity, sex, and intimacy that are laced with BDSM, violence, abuse, tortur ...more
Lisa Lee
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have long been a devoted fan of Wrath’s unapologetically dark stories, prose, and poems. I thoroughly enjoy the occasional poem inserted into his short story collections, like decadent candies on a buffet.
Now, Wrath James White offers us a collection of dark and visceral poetry in one volume with two short stories inserted in their midst, cupcakes to cleanse the palate.

Taboo passions, obsessive love, graphic violence, and grotesque themes all come together in this raw collection of exquisite
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Donald Armfield
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sexually brutal poetry, a kiss of bondage, slaughter for the loved ones, sick and cuddling death. All of the above explains the love for someone's corpse and why not just eat it too.
Wrath James White is poetry's grim reaper with a sexual desire.
My overall favorites:

- Our Sick Declining Years
- In Passion's Name
- Flowers of Eros
- Her Nightmare
- Untitled #3
- Make Love to Me
- One Thousand

Get yours, Get Lit and eat your corpse too.
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Jon R. Meyers
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a brutal collection of poetry not for the faint of heart.
Jeremy Hanes
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book of poetry. Love Wrath James White’s writing. Kept me wanting more. Dark, visceral, erotic and did I say dark.
Ben Arzate
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, ebooks
Full Review

If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse is an intense, brutal, erotic, and often disturbing collection of poetry and prose. Fans of horror who don't usually enjoy poetry will get a lot out it, especially those who already enjoy Wrath James White's work. Others may find the graphic imagery too much to handle, but this book is more than rewarding for those who can.
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KnNaRfF
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like a darkness with a desire to be loved whilst it rips your soul to pieces.
Brandi Briscoe
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This group of stories and poems lines up perfectly with my twisted little soul. The tales are dark, sexy, and gruesome. Highly recommend this.
Nina The Wandering Reader
This is like nothing I’ve ever read before! Review coming soon. I need an ice cold shower first.
melissa
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damn. You may want to make sure you have something light lined up to read after this one.

This is also, most certainly, not for those with vanilla tendencies.

This is raw. This is brutal. And it will suck you & devour you like all good lovers should.

saradevil
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dreamy, erotic and disturbed, a lovely little collection of poetic flights of fancy with some longer stories.
Caitlin Gray
Mar 12, 2021 rated it liked it
I have absolutely no idea how I came across this, but I just kind out about Kindle Unlimited and saw this was one on my TBR, so I downloaded it for a quick read in-between books. I was drawn in by the title and the front cover, both which I adore.

I’m still not entirely sure what I thought of this? I didn’t realise it was mostly about sex to be honest but there are a lot of genuinely good horror descriptions in this too. It’s very macabre, and will have you pulling a face. I like when an author
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Kevin Lintner
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Many of the poems in "If You Died Tomorrow I would Eat Your Corpse" are confessions of love by Wrath James White to his wife. But this is Wrath James White and these are no normal love poems. Each page is filled with vivid descriptions of explicit sex with consensual violence. Flesh is bruised, blood is spilled, tears are shed. White rounds out his collection with two short stories, one untitled and one called "Her Nightmare," which is my favorite entry out of all of the excellent entries. The s ...more
Moaner T.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Wallet, A Black Belt, and A Field of Dying Flowers

A horror writer’s horror writer, Wrath James White’s “If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse” reads like a tryst between the imaginations of Charles-Pierre Baudelaire and Chuck Palahniuk. Of course, readers and collectors of the Kink and Bondage variety will not go wanting, but what captivates me about Mr. White’s work is its honesty, and passion. The author is clearly sharing deep feelings in a way that we were never privileged to glean
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Scott
Mar 04, 2021 rated it liked it
Well, that was something. Kind of reminded me about the joke where the black people have loud crazy, exciting sex and the white people are polite and quiet and non-expressive about it.

This is a wild one, for sure, but the shock and awe of it wears off as a lot the material, while well written, hues the same lines throughout. I think it's fun in its way and makes you think about what is truth and what is writerly over-exaggeration.

Not for the feeble or weak of mind and fortitude for sure!!
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Phil Zimmerman
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks, collection
I guess I don't like poetry. I really wanted to get into this book but it came across as silly and forgettable. WJW does very little wrong, and im not convinced this is a bad book. It's just not for me. ...more
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