Horror Haiku and Other Poems
In the darkness of shadows, in the distant screams.
They whisper past the drip, drip of blood.
The strange beauty of words hide, waiting for you.
Embrace the horror.
Venture past safe reality, into the world of terror told in verse. Horror Haiku and Other Poems brings forth surreal dread and spins it in artistic countenance. From small chilling bites of poetry, to murky morsels of fright, come find where the words haunt you, where they live and die.
Horror Haiku and Other Poems, by A.F. Stewart was my first real venture into Haiku. But I'm a horror girl at heart and happy to try something new.
I didn't know what to expect, and I was not disappointed at all. I loved it!
Ms. Stewart's words were beautifully dark and macabre. A photograph preceded each Haiku which was a bonus that I enjoyed. I went back and read it again, because I didn't appreciate the accompanying photos the first time as much as I should have, because I was concentrating on the verse.
There's also links to a blog that showcase Ms. Stewarts's work with drawn illustrations that I thought offered a different perspective on the Haiku which was interesting.
As a huge fan of Victorian Gothic Horror one of my favorite verses was:
London gaslight hiss
cobblestone shadows shiver
and the undead walk.
Everything you need to know is right there!
I'm so glad that I read this book. I've discovered a whole new way to enjoy my horror. I couldn't be happier!
Grab your copy here:
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LXG0W6L
A steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek, A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and still calls it home. The youngest in a family of seven children, she always had an overly creative mind and an active imagination. She favours the dark and deadly when writing—her genres of choice being dark fantasy and horror—but she has been known to venture into the light on occasion. As an indie author she’s published novellas and story collections, with a few side trips into poetry and non-fiction.