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Fellow Horror Poets

This dark little section of the web seeks to bring together the web pages of horror poets from around the world. If you know of other poets sites that you think should be listed here, please use the contact link to drop me an email.


Edgar Allan Poe - My particular favourite poems are The Raven and Ulalume.

H P Lovecraft - Currently reading his collection Fungi From Yuggoth and I can say I prefer his poetry to his fiction.

Alfred Noyes - The Highwayman is a beautifully crafted poem.

Michael A Arnzen - No list of Horror poets would be complete without Michael A Arnzen. Hop on over to gorelets now to check him out and don't forget to grab a free copy of Sportuary during your visit.

Barry Napier - Dark poet and author of the collection A Mouth For Picket Fences.

Alexandra Seidel - Dark Metre contributor.

Alexandra Seidel is a writer, poet, and daydreamer. A variety of gods and goddesses have made a habit of showing up in her writing, but what can you do? Deities are just so volatile.

Alexa's poems can be found at Mythic Delirium, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. Her first collection, "All Our Dark Lovers," will be released on Valentine's Day 2013 from Morrigan Books.

Guy Belleranti - Dark Metre contributor. Guy Belleranti’s writing has appeared in nearly 200 different publications for both adults and children. Recent horror and speculative writing has appeared in Necrotic Tissue, Scifaikuest, Golden Visions Magazine, Thaumatrope, Midnight Echo Magazine and the book Flashshot 2010.

John Hayes - Dark Metre contributor. I give poetry readings, act and direct in Community Theater. I appeared as a scurvy looking corpse on Homicide and as a shopper on WIRE. Seven of my one-act plays have been produced.
The MacGuffin, The Meadow, Flesh and Blood, Aoife's Kiss, Thema, BareBone, Modern Haiku, Writers Journal, Premonitions are some of the many magazines that published my work.

J. J. Steinfeld - Dark Metre contributor. Canadian poet, fiction writer, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives hidden away on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published fourteen books — ten short story collections, two novels, two poetry collections — the most recent ones being Word Burials (Novel, Crossing Chaos Enigmatic Ink, 2009), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009), and A Glass Shard and Memory (Stories, Recliner Books, 2010). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals internationally, and over forty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in North America.

Bruce Boston - Dark Metre contributor. Bruce Boston is the author of forty-seven books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener's Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His writing has received the Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Asimov's Readers Award, and the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Richard H. Fay - Dark Metre contributor. Richard H. Fay currently resides in upstate New York with his wife, daughter, two cats, and a rather confused shepherd-chow mix. Formerly a laboratory technician-turned-home educator, Richard now spends his days juggling a variety of writing and art projects. History, myth, legend, folklore, and true tales of the supernatural all serve as inspiration for his creative endeavours. Many of the fruits of his labour have appeared in various e-zines, print magazines, and anthologies.

S. C. Virtes - Dark Metre contributor. Scott Virtes has had over 500 stories & poems published since 1986. His works have appeared in Nature (June 2009), Analog (July/Aug 2007, Jan 1997), Space & Time, Ideomancer, Star*Line, and many more. He has two story collections and 5 poetry chapbooks available. In 2009 he was editor for The Book of Tentacles, see http://tentaclepower.com . You can watch him die in "Master and Commander", but he's okay now.

James Dorr - Dark Metre contributor. Indiana (USA) short story writer and poet James Dorr has two collections from Dark Regions Press, Strange Mistresses: Tales of Wonder and Romance and Darker Loves: Tales of Mystery and Regret, and one cat, Wednesday.

Stephen M. Wilson - Dark Metre contributor. Stephen M. Wilson is one of the winners of the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s (SFPA) 2011 Dwarf Stars Award. He is the editor of San Joaquin Delta College’s literary journal Artifact, Poetry Editor for Abyss & Apex, and publishes microcosms (@microcosms).

Andrew J. Wilson - Dark Metre contributor. Andrew J. Wilson is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Edinburgh. His short stories and poems have appeared all over the world, sometimes in the most unlikely places. With Neil Williamson, he co-edited Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction, a critically acclaimed original anthology that was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. Recent poems have appeared or are due to come out in: By Grand Central Station We Sat Down and Wept, devised and edited by Kevin Cadwallender (Red Squirrel Press); A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock, edited by Christopher Conlon (Dark Scribe Press); and Split Screen: Poetry Inspired by Film & Television, edited by Andy Jackson (Red Squirrel Press).

C. S. Fuqua - Dark Metre contributor. His published books include Trust Walk, Alabama Musicians: Musical Heritage from the Heart of Dixie, The Swing: Poems of Fatherhood (EPIC winner, Best Poetry Collection 2008), Big Daddy's Gadgets (novel), Divorced Dads, and Notes to My Becca, among others. His work has appeared in publications such as Main Street Rag , Dark Regions, Iodine, Bull Spec,Christian Science Monitor, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Cemetery Dance, Bogg, Year's Best Horror Stories XIX, XX and XXI, Amelia, Slipstream, The Old Farmer's Almanac, The Writer, and Honolulu Magazine.

Deborah Walker - Dark Metre contributor. Deborah Walker grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner Chris and her two young children. Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration or on her blog:

Lyn C. A. Gardner - Dark Metre contributor. Her first poetry collection, Dreaming of Days in Astophel, was published by Sam's Dot in 2011.

Ian Hunter - Dark Metre Contributor. I'm a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and poetry editor for the British Fantasy Society and I also publish a magazine of stories and poems called "Unspoken Water".


Christian Carter-Stephenson - Dark Metre Contributor. Christian Carter-Stephenson was born in 1977 in the county of Essex. He is currently flirting with careers in both acting and writing, while engaging in more mundane jobs to stay afloat on the turbulent sea of life. He has recently had a children’s science fiction novel and a collection of vampire stories published by Bonito Books. Full details of the former can be found at the following dedicated website: http://www.crystalship.info/ . Details of the latter are available on his personal website, http://www.carter-stephenson.co.uk/ . Other recent publication credits include poems in the following magazines: Aesthetica, Möbius, The Stray Branch, Back Roads, Harlequin and Calenture.


Charlotte De'Ath - Dark Metre contributor. Charlotte was born in the east end of London but now lives in an idyllic cottage situated deep in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. She has published one chapbook ‘Kicks To Hypnotise Suburban Daughters’ by Erbacce Press, and a further one of dark urban fairy tales is in the making. She spends most of her free time playing with the Clueless Collective at: www.cluelesscollective.co.uk.


F. J. Bergmann - Dark Metre contributor. F.J. Bergmann frequents Wisconsin and fibitz.com, writing poetry, science fiction and what falls between those worlds, functioning (so to speak) as the poetry editor of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change (mobiusmagazine.com) and the editor of Star*Line (sfpoetry.com/starline.html), the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.


Michael Potts - Dark Metre contributor. Michael Potts is Professor of Philosophy at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. He has poems published in Bay Leaves, Frisson, Iodine Poetry Journal, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Mid-American Poetry Review, and Poem. His poetry chapbook, From Field to Thicket, won the 2006 Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Writers' Network. His creative nonfiction essay, Haunted, won the 2006 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award, also from the NCWN. He is also the author of End of Summer, a southern fiction novel about joy, loss, and the recovery of faith. He is a 2007 graduate of The Writer's Loft program at Middle Tennessee State University and of the Odyssey Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction Writing Workshop at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.







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