This weekend I’m autographing the signed/limited edition of my next poetry collection, FREAKCIDENTS, so I thought I’d post a photo to let those folks who preordered long ago know that, yes, the book is finally here!
Freakcidents (think “Freak+Accidents”) is a collection of very twisted poetry featuring freaks, mutants, morons and sideshow splattractions. Come one, come all — see the amazing “Needle Baby” or the frightening “Spiderboy”; feast your eyes on the incredible “Human Scab” or the man who can swallow himself whole! The book is richly illustrated by the artist, GAK, and I think it’s my favorite of all the poetry books I’ve done.
Shocklines Press literally saved this book, after it was originally contracted by another publisher who waited a year before dropping out of sight from the world. And the result is fantastic — the book looks really sharp, thanks in no small part to designer David G. Barnett. I’m very happy to have worked with these fine artists and publishers on this special 200 copy run of trade editions and 26 lettered copies in hardcover (which also arrived and look sweet!).
“Michael A. Arnzen, award winning poet and fiction writer, can always be counted on to approach the grotesque and the visceral with wit and, often, compassion….but be prepared: Arnzen doesn’t hold back, and his imagery is both visceral and explicit. Freakcidents is smart, nasty, and very well-written…horror poetry doesn’t get much better than this!” — Tim Pratt, Star*Line