I will do such things, King Lear shouts before the storm, What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be / The terrors of the earth.Drawing upon Edmund Burkes definition of the sublimethe odd beauty associated with fear and self-preservation; our astonished delight in what destroys, what overpowers and compels us toward darknessthese strange poems mine the sinister fault lines between weird fiction, expressionism, gothic horror, and notions of the absurd, cracking the mundane shell of our given metaphysical order. In the traditions of Nerval, Trakl, Schulz, Tadi, Poe, and contemporaries Aase Berg and Jeff Vandermeer, the wonderful disassociation brought to bear on the reader lies in the conjuring of unprecedented worlds, their myths and logics, their visions and transformationsworlds that resist interpretation almost successfully, and reveal to us the uncanny and nightmarish....
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The Hatch Reviews
A strange and beautiful book. I don't recommend bingeing this brief collection before bed--or maybe I do.
A well-crafted solid fright of a book. Strange & brilliant.
I received a copy of these poems from #netgalley in exchange for my review. If you enjoy writing that’s described as “a fever dream,” then these poems are for you. The language builds arresting and often disturbing or grotesque images. As well as that was done, however, I found the poems somewhat hollow.
*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
I’m a massive fan of Edgar Allen Poe so when this poetry collection was compared to his I knew i just had to pick it up however, I didn’t enjoy this poetry collection as much as I was hoping to. I enjoyed some of the poems such as Kindergarten, The Wake, The Hatch and Palmdale Area but most of them I didn’t really understand. 1.5 stars.