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
The anthology By Faerie Light has an Amazon.com listing! Actually, it has two, one for the trade paperback and one for a very nifty hardcover edition.
Contributors include Dave Gross, Cat Rambo, Ed Greenwood, Jennifer Brozek, James L. Sutter, Erin Hoffman, Shanna Germain, Jeffrey Scott Petersen, Christie Yant, Lillian Cohen-Moore, Torah Cottrill, Erik Scott de Bie, Andrew Romine, Amber E. Scott, Jaym Gates, and Nathan Crowder.
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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.
Editor Scott Galen is wrapping up the final details on this anthology, which is scheduled for November 1 release. Please keep in mind that the veils between the worlds are thin around Samhain and take sensible precautions, such as sprinkling a circle of salt around your reading chair or having a bit of cold iron handy.
As a contributor to this anthology, I hereby disclaim any and all responsibility for mischief done and curses laid by any fey who may regard the reading of these tales as an invitation.
But if they do show up, take pictures.