Creative Horror by Michael Arnzen

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Sportuary: Free from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday

What a year! This Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude to all the longtime readers and new-found friends who have read my work, attended a reading, come to a booksigning or posted a note online over the past year. I really appreciate it. So starting on Thursday, Nov 27th (at Midnight, Pacific time)through Black…

FLASH CONTEST: It’s #Haikuween Night on Twitter
Win this CD Halloween Night on Twitter!

[Note: this contest has officially ended. See results at the bottom of this post.] Horror poet Stephanie Wytovich (author of Hysteria and Mourning Jewelry) and I will be live-tweeting horror haiku intermittently on throughout Halloween night, from 7pm-11pm eastern. Anyone who retweets one of our poems tagged with #Haikuween (or who posts their own…

Scenes from the Bizarro Halloween Party / Grave Markings Launch
Blake Burkhead snorts GM

Last night, Raw Dog Screaming Press threw a great Bizarro Halloween night and launch party for Grave Markings 20th Anniversary Edition at the Terrault Contemporary gallery in Baltimore, MD. As you’ll see in the photos below, advanced copies of the novel were available, and the night featured a series of fiction readings, emceed by bizarro…

New Release: Grave Markings 20th Anniversary Edition
Available now from Raw Dog Screaming Press

This Halloween marks two decades since my Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel, Grave Markings, was published by Dell/Abyss Books. The story dramatizes a tattoo artist’s descent into madness, and the subsequent “artistic” killing spree that results. I was fortunate that ten years ago, it was reprinted in a fancy leatherbound and collectible hardcover run by…

The Gorelets Omnibus

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"Bored with sleeping? Read this book at night. Michael Arnzen's poems are absolutely terrifying. His writing makes me uncomfortable for all the right reasons. If you enjoy the things that go bump in the night, Arnzen's poems might change your mind. Arnzen is disturbingly, madly, brilliant and I pray for those close to him." —Ryan Mecum, author of Zombie Haiku and Dawn of Zombie Haiku

"This is mandatory reading...brief, vivid poems written with skill, verve, and perverse humor. The Gorelets Omnibus collects nearly everything Arnzen's written under the Gorelets banner, and it's a must-have for the dark-verse aficionado." —Scott Emerson, Morgantown Poets

Available in hardcover, paperback or ebook from the publisher, or your favorite bookseller!

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