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Halloween Haiku II

halloweenhaiku2test5f-661x1024As it has every year since 2009, Popcorn Press will be publishing a collection that’s mostly seasonal poetry, with a bit of short fiction tossed into the mix.

This will be my third appearance in PP’s Halloween collections.  My contributions include a short free verse poem, two haiku, and the foreword. Editor Lester Smith brings his usual seamless professionalism and joyful sense of play to this project. If all collections were this much fun, everyone would be reading and writing poetry.

As it should be.

Cthulhu Haiku 2

Because clearly, one book of Mythos-inspired poetry is not enough.

Poet and editor Lester Smith is a man with a mission. He believes that poetry should be a part of everyone’s life, an everyday occurrence rather than a rare event.  Popcorn, not caviar.  This is the reasoning behind Popcorn Press, a micro-press devoted to poetry and to stories that don’t necessarily fit conventional publishing lengths and genres. For several years, he has been publishing an annualHalloween poetry anthology. This year’s book is a little late in coming, due to Life, but it’s now available in ebook and paperback at Amazon.com or throughout the Popcorn Press website.

In addition to haiku, Cthulhu Haiku 2 has other forms of poetry and several pieces of short fiction, including a story by Robert J. King, who is one of my all-time favorite authors of short fiction.

If you’d like to sample the contents, the Amazon.com ebook has the Look Inside! option.  Here’s a link. If you’re already convinced that you MUST HAVE this collection in particular or MUST SUPPORT Lester’s mission in general, some handy links follow.

Buy the Kindle ebook version

Buy the Paperback from Amazon.com

Buy the Paperback directly from Popcorn Press

Cthulhu Haiku II

For the last several years,  Popcorn Press has been releasing a collection of poetry around Halloween.  In addition to a Halloween Haiku anthology, editor Lester Smith has focused on vampires, zombies, and the Cthulhu Mythos.  This year’s theme is a return to Lovecraft-inspired haiku and short fiction.

I was very pleased to learn that three of my poems will be included in this volume.

Submissions are still being accepted. For more info, please follow this link.