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Oct 26, 2022

Books That Make You Dive into Dark Poetry

October makes us want to revel in the spooky season, to think back to some of the more memorable dark poems, like Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”. Horror poetry can spark our imagination in the best ways, invigorate our love for things going bump in the night.

Author and poet Stephanie M. Wytovich of the HWA (or, the Horror Writers Association), now celebrates a poetry showcase featuring poems from a variety of writers: the ideal read for this time of year, and beyond.

The Horror Writers Associations’ 9th Annual Poetry Showcase features the best in dark, never-before-published verse. Edited by Angela Yuriko Smith, this year's featured poets are Stephanie M. Wytovich, Geneve Flynn, and Naomi Simone Borwein, plus dozens of contributions from other talented members of the Horror Writers Association.

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been published in multiple magazines and anthologies, such as “Nightmare Magazine”, “Weird Tales”, “Southwest Review”, “Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2”, “The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8”, and others.

Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, and an adjunct at Southern New Hampshire University, Western Connecticut State University and Point Park University. She is a recipient of the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant, the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award, and has received the Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship for non-fiction writing.

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