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Horror Sleaze Trash: Poems

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Featuring the poets and poetry of Horror Sleaze Trash.
Paperback, 239 pages
Published March 2019 by Horror Sleaze Trash
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Melki
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pure-poetry
sometimes these things write themselves
J.J. Campbell

i was coming
home from the
store today

i drove past
a cemetery
and there
was a funeral
going on

i noticed the
song playing
on the radio
was another
one bites the
dust by queen

i laughed and
reached for pen
and paper


Arthur Graham unveils a big thick book o' poetry sure to please the palates of . . . um, well . . . people looking for unusual verse, I suppose. There are funny poems, sad poems, and downright nasty poems. I prefer the funny ones, and all the ones
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Janie C.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A thoroughly entertaining compilation that made me smile, snicker, cringe and applaud, sometimes all at once. This comprehensive collection was wholly satisfying due to the intoxicating mix of subjects, emotions and writing styles. Keep 'em coming, HST.
Arthur Graham
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Charles
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This can be a great gateway to reading poetry for people who have darker (or just grosser) leanings and have a dislike of poetry due to a negative experience with it (probably in school). The book is divided into horror poems, sleaze poems and trash poems (and non-classifiable poems) and the selections for each section are appropriate. Generally speaking the poetry is highly readable and conversational. The poems run the spectrum in terms of pushing the reader's buttons, offending taste and thro ...more
Jason
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019, poetry
I took my time reading this collection, savouring the fine poems contained within. One of the things I dislike with their quarterly releases is the length, you just get into it and boom it's over. In this book that has been overcome as you get 240 pages crammed full of poems/prose by some of my favourite writers, Johnny Scarlotti, Ben John Smith, Scott Laudati, Rebecca Gransden, A. Lynn Blumer, John D. Robinson and Leah Mueller just to name a few....even the mighty Harry Whitewolf manages to sli ...more
Casey Kiser
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: anyone with a drink in their hand and an hour to kill
Absolute Fire. Drinking games? Who needs Cards Against Humanity when you got Horror Sleaze Trash? Just saying. I see you $carlotti. This really is as good as it gets. Great job, Arthur. We salute you. And your leopard panties.Truly, an incredible collection!!! Shout out to my very faves in no special order: ‘Fucking’ A. Lynn Blumer, ‘I Write Poetry’ Corey White, ‘Can’t Stop’ and ‘New Girl’ Johnny Scarlotti, Love Poems’ Omar Alexandre, ‘Making Feminism Great Again’ India LaPlace, ‘Porn Star’ J.A. ...more
Stephen McQuiggan
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
See that ball of slime arcing across the literary void? That's just HST hitting it out of the park again. Ben John Smith finds a touching redemption in the last six lines of 'Big Shot'; Rebecca Gransden raises a smile as she confirms all my fears of the female species, whilst Chelsea Oliver confirms all my shame of the male; JJ Campbell just made me laugh. Another fine outing for the malicious mavericks of HST.
Rayjan Koehler
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some left me scratching my head thinking "What the hell did i just read?"

It had me glued to the end though- so i suppose it did it's job.

I got the free download, and didn't buy a physical copy which would be hard to hide what I was reading in public (Maybe even saved from being kicked out of places).
India
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Such a great collection filled with a variety of really wonderful writers.
Jack Stark
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Spoopy Filthy Detritus. Not enough tits.
A. Blumer
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
HST Press never ceases to deliver a wild variety of Poetry true to their namesake. What I loved most about this collection was it felt like being at a basement rager where each poet hands you a different drug or drink with the only context being "you'll survive", but for a moment there you're not sure if you will. You do survive, but you still wake up naked under the hedges, your gut in knots and cheeks sore from laughter while you recollect the evening with your thumb stuck in your own mouth.

An
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