Creative Horror by Michael Arnzen

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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 Goreletter 9.5 Mailed
Clip from "Color Outta Space"

The Goreletter Vol. 9, #5 — the last issue for 2014 — was delivered to mailing list subscribers on 11/27/14 @ 9:30pm est. It contains extra entertainment/material not available here on the weblog version, including info about the bonus materials in the 20th Anniversary re-release of my novel Grave Markings, the best poems from my…

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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