Creative Horror by Michael Arnzen

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Things to Do in Denver When You’re Undead

Use the “cold activated” Coors beer bottle as a body temperature probe. Make them run to the hills, where the air is even thinner. Visit all those new head shops downtown, seeking fresh brains. Eat the best Mexican. Gallop into a Bronco game on Thunder, as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Show…

Iambic Pentagrameter – a sicilian quintain
iambic pentagrameter - a visual poem

Iambic Pentagrameter we gather up the sacrificial goats twisting heads to face the sky above we snick our razors quick across their throats wringing necks to squeeze out all the blood naked in the mud and incense smoke

the severed hand speaks
Art by Michael Arnzen

when it first crawled the stump stung but it realized somewhere within the ring of bottomless pain at its base that it was feeling and because it was feeling it was thinking if only in that strange way that we all quiver in powerlessness when overcome with agony like a child banished to the corner…

Ask Me a Question on Goodreads
Visit Arnzen on goodreads

If you’re on — the book lover’s equivalent of facebook — then drop on by my profile page and “Ask the Author” any question you like. Nothing is too weird, too academic or too irrelevant. Of course, my answer might also be weird, too academic or irrelevant, too. I think goodreads is a great…

The Gorelets Omnibus

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Ten Years in the Making...all right here at

"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

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