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Cthulhu Haiku and Other Mythos Madness

Product Code: CTHZ4

Popcorn Press’s fourth annual celebration of horror poetry, this year focused on the mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, and in particular his most famous creation, Cthulhu, the monstrous cosmic entity that lies dreaming beneath the ocean, waiting for the stars to align and free him.

Old fans of Lovecraftian tales will find here fresh visions to darkly delight. For neophytes, the collection serves as an introduction to the horripilating thrills in the work of Lovecraft and the many writers he inspired.

The anthology contains a treasure trove of verse—haiku, senryu, lunes, tanka, sijo, free verse, a sestina, sonnets, some alphabetic morph rhyme, even a lipogram—along with several great flash-fiction pieces and short stories.

126 pages

Sample Contents:

 

Cthulhu haiku 
Necronomiconical 
Such syllabic hell
 
—Jamieson Ridenhour
 
 
"Grim Mortality"
 
Upon the shores of distant lands 
there rise the crags of broken heights, 
where marble structures fade to sand 
and life is naught but dusted lights.
 
It was these cliffs above the sea, 
from whence I saw the brewing storms; 
where chilling mists encompassed me; 
and I forsook my mortal form.
 
Now in this maze of ancient graves 
of old and older tombs of time, 
there are no gods to whom to pray, 
nor wicked acts of fiends malign.
 
Beneath these cliffs of vulturous birds 
I found myself beyond the dead— 
I’ve died within these lands undone, 
which gods and fiends alike have fled. 
 
I’ve seen my own unhallowed bones 
rise up from depths more far than gone, 
and walk away for skies unknown 
to endless seek a distant dawn. 
 
—Karl-Erik Sonvisen
 
 
pouty-lipped & gilled 
their tongues like fishermen’s hooks— 
kissing Innsmouth girls
 
—Robert Borski
 
 
Necronomicon 
on my Kindle, downloading 
hell in a handheld
 
—Bob Wake

 

Also available in Kindle ebook format

$9.95

 

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