[UPDATE, Oct 2010: THE FREE E-BOOK OFFER DESCRIBED BELOW IS NO LONGER VALID. Please visit amazon.com for your copy, cheap.]
I’ve just published
I’m getting geared up to finish the next e-mail edition of The Goreletter, so I thought I’d post a little incentive for readers to subscribe (free) so they won’t miss a beat as this award-winning newsletter launches into its sixth volume of all things weird, wacky, wicked and wobbly. I try to make every issue a combination of original material with “best of blog” excerpts and often include coupons and contests for free swag (or as I prefer to say, “schwag,” which is probably German for…schomething).
But back to the point: EVERYONE who subscribes to The Goreletter e-mail edition for the foreseeable future will receive a free electronic copy of my long out-of-print weird poetry chapbook from 2003, SPORTUARY. Available in two flavors: you’ll need a kindle or other .mobi device to read it, or otherwise an Adobe Reader — or other .pdf format reader — is required).
This is actually a new expanded edition of the original book. I have added new poems, restored the artwork, included a preface, and redesigned the book into a more palatable format.
Anyone who subscribes will qualify. Happy Halloween!
Sportuary (which was published in an electronic edition only by CyberPulp Publishing in 2003) is good goofy gory fun. The book is a series of gruesome poetic musings on the sporting world, littered with horror haiku and twisted humor along the way. The art by Marcia Borell is surreal and funky. In his review of the book for (the now defunct) magazine, Dark Krypt, Tim Curran wrote:
“Employing haiku and free verse, Arnzen plumbs the depths of his aberrant, wonderful imagination and offers biting, metaphorical commentary on the shadowy side of athletics: swimmers mesmerized by hungry undertows and ping pong played with staring human eyes, referees getting their gruesome reward and badminton as played by lunatics. These poems are good. Not only are they good, they’re great and if you think they’re fun to read, try reading them out loud with a friend.”
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[For another tricky Halloween treat, visit Raw Dog Screaming Press — publisher of my books, 100 Jolts and Play Dead — for an awesome offer to get a free copy of Jeffrey Thomas‘ excellent ‘Punktown’ novel, Everybody Scream when you buy another title from their catalog!]