May 2015

Accidentally invented a word tonight w/@beccabaker02 : “Downflaw.” As in “A propensity for flatulence…that was my fatal downflaw.”

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MFFHorrorCorner Taking of Deborah Logan (2014), horror film about Alzheimer’s disease and academic researchers moviesfilmsandflix.com/2015/01/08/the… pic.twitter.com/9cbZxGD7ZC

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Now this is cool. MAD magzine guest edited by “Weird Al” @alyankovic! Incl. @pattonoswalt @hodgman @kristenschaaled madmagazine.com/blog/2015/04/2…

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Congratulations to alum David Day @dday376 on taking runner up with his dark fantasy book in The Great Novel contest! @ColumbusCoop

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your shadows also have shadows / that are not you

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saraterror Help Author Sara Amundson Create a Legion of Bizarre Monsters io9.com/help-author-sa…

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nytimesbooks Terrence Rafferty on the season’s horror, including books by Clive Barker and Andrew Pyper: nyti.ms/1SCdNYX pic.twitter.com/PPuQD0E9tO

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parisreview “‘The cat sat on the mat’ is not the beginning of a story, but ‘the cat sat on the dog’s mat’ is.” —John le Carrébit.ly/1Mr2CODj

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If any alums are interested in Nightsun this summer, contact me privately for a special opportunity. gorelets.com/events/nightsu…

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Drawn to Marvel: Poems Inspired by the Comic Books from @MinorArcanaPrs also avail in ebook form here: minorarcanapress.com/catalog/drawn-… @ruckawriter

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It’s a zombie squirrel, @deannaraybourn But that’s a good thing. They eat the other squirrels. @MikeBrendan

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PenguinCanada 22 Thrilling, Imaginative, and Twisted Genre Books By Women - bit.ly/1IZvuNv. pic.twitter.com/xKOElEDl7G

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KCeresWright @MikeArnzen Blade Loiterer

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ccfinlay About 10 hours left to get your story submissions in to F&SF before we close for a month until July 1. submissions.ccfinlay.com/fsf/

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thebookseller Anthony Horowtiz’s James Bond novel will be called Trigger Mortis: thebookseller.com/news/trigger-m… pic.twitter.com/azv7DWFZrx

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Number13Press #13 novellas.
#13 months.
#13 hits of crime.

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Friendly Reminder: Nightsun Writing Conference is two months away. Reg now! fb.me/7hc5BHJgL

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RDSPress There’s still time to register for the Nightsun Writers Conference in Frostburg, MD and learn from @MikeArnzen. buff.ly/1Bn3OvH

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officialDannyT Does this baby look like mine? & Butterknife pic.twitter.com/3B9a1komiv

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PoemsOnCrime Five-Two guest editor @kushka53 has chosen @SaraJane524’s “Love Me Like a Murder Scene” to be published the week of June 8-14.

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CAVITYCOLORS Coming this Thursday, May 28th at 5pm, we are releasing a special design inspired by John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE. pic.twitter.com/KdfsiTrhqL

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Most twisted Wings reference I’ve seen. And hey, Tequila’s got the worm, so why not give Gin the ants? Let ‘em in! Thanx @Adweek

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MondoNews PHANTASM LP & ABSURD 2XLP On Sale Info! eepurl.com/bowPLP pic.twitter.com/b8igz41uXb

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RDSPress Happy release day to @JustAfterSunset! Check out her newest: An Exorcism of Angels

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Ooooh…today’s Diabolical Strategy is a good one. Get your weird prompt at diaboliquestrategies.com pic.twitter.com/nDQqURBPrR

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I wish there was a Lovecraftian MGM musical in Technicolor. The hills have eyes and are alive with the sound of the music of Eric Zahn.

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BevVincent RIP Tanith Lee, recipient of 2015 @HorrorWriters Lifetime Achievement Award

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Belated congrats on the sale of Borne, @jeffvandermeer @SallyHardingTCA @fsgbooks The synopsis sounds awesome.

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Still time to register for Nightsun writing workshop in July! I will teach you a Thing (from another world) or two. frostburg.edu/cwcenter/works…

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Horror 101: The Way Forward - Advice from Seasoned Professionals is free on Kindle today! amzn.to/1LAm3mX via @amazon

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GhouliaChilds SEVERED HAND Roll pic.twitter.com/zfNxtvE8EJ

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LOL! Def will buy your book @AaronDries — I also need to pick up latest by @DarklyVicKerry & @frazer_lee@SPHorror is on a roll!

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It ripped my head off and then my torn esophagus sighed. Then my house swallowed it and laughed. Good trailer @AaronDries

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‘Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread’ tales by @chuckpalahniuk — releases tomorrow! amzn.to/1AugOo5 via @amazon

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BoingBoing John Scalzi and @torbooks sign 13 book, 10 year, $3.4M deal. This. Is. Great. boingboing.net/2015/05/25/joh… @scalzi pic.twitter.com/biZc3BK4Fp

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And the meter keeps clicking…and clicking…. @CBSNews @NicoleCushing

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And there lay @StephenKing. Reading in the watery tub. Not so scary. But he was holding The Shining. Reading “Room 217.” Slowly, he stood…

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Slate Finally, a flag to plant on all the alien planets Earth conquers. slate.me/1IZwam5 pic.twitter.com/qwHoZupXaZ

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Right on, @LauraSestri! Thanks so much … and enjoy the book, warts and all.

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Thanks @g_so And enjoy @andrewjcarbone ! Send me a snapshot if you come up with a good Damned Fridge piece — the weirder the better.

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Your opening scene: “Police Find Woman Pushing Dead Child in Playground Swing” jezebel.com/police-find-wo…

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Night-night, sleep tight, don’t let the leeches from mars I put in your pillowcases bite. @literarybarbie

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Home page of StokerCon 2016 ( ): stokercon2016.org I hope to be there — this one should be special! Reg early !

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RenaMason88 @HorrorWriters STOKERCON 2016 Facebook Group is live! Registration coming this weekend! facebook.com/groups/1665022… pic.twitter.com/kpqFD1ex7c

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@FuriousDShow Wow, amazing deal! Worth stealing back. ;-) I’m going to try to reread them all in order for kicks.

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All of Ian Fleming’s James Bond ebooks are only $1.99 ea tonight at the Kindle Store! amzn.to/1PC0wjS via @amazon

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ticketdust @pickover @ATabarrok Instructions for my Ikea “Escher” bookshelf.

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HeatherOsborn Just made something for dinner that’s probably been in my freezer for 3 years. If I don’t make it, just know I died the way I lived: lazy.

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Less than a week left to back CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5: more stories of beauty and strangeness @kickstarter kck.st/1GEg5D5

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RDSPress Announcing a book deal for Lucy Snyder’s next fiction collection WHILE THE BLACK STARS BURN! fb.me/4ABAXHlMe

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RDSPress Summer Events: appearances by @Betts_Matt @LPittsGonzalez @hannaedits @albertwendland @KCeresWright & @MikeArnzen buff.ly/1dgsEYW

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If you liked 100 Jolts, you’ll totally like The Gorelets Omnibus. 100s and 100s of horrors for just $5: amzn.to/1FwWHIc via @amazon

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Pumpkin people stuff seeds and composted pie into human skulls,

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I don’t know if I told you @JeffStrand — I was very impressed that you saved a barf bag for over 25 years, with my signature puke on it.

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(A personal favorite)

“skull flowers”: weird how / all the stems shoot out / from just the eye sockets / and not the wide open mouth

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King Crimson’s “Level Five” is my new jam. It is a punch in the face that lasts seven hundred and ten days without lyrics and I love it.

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RDSPress The con report and photo gallery from the World Horror Convention are now up on our website! buff.ly/1PPoUtf fb.me/7wNsSkeZB

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IYWM Crime writer Minette Walters: ‘I’ve done a lot of research into what makes a psychopath’ buff.ly/1PJoRiu

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Love this pic. And, ironically, the winner that year was THE EXORCIST! :-) @History_Pics @NicoleCushing

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tordotcom Welcome to the new Tor.com! pic.twitter.com/kDVJkAq6vC

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Awesome quote @OrsonGalore ! “You are foolish, but without fools there would be no wisdom.”

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EyeContactSHU The cover artwork for Spring 2015’s issue of Eye Contact is @albertwendland’s “The City in the Crack of the Earth.” pic.twitter.com/nH9SoIstFS

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UKHorrorScene @FabulousFilmsTV ‘s The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Blu-Ray review from @danstevenlacey ukhorrorscene.com/the-serpent-an… pic.twitter.com/gkvGmtU9ME

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storybundle The Write Stuff Bundle has 11 books that cover both the “how-tos” of writing to the business of being an author! storybundle.com/writing

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LOL @JustAfterSunset — I think a body just went splat behind our photographer.

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At I asked an opera singer to do the Psycho shower scene music vocally. This is what she did: soundcloud.com/dr-arnzen/oper…

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Thanks so much @RDSPress! What a great time. You made it xtra spesh.

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Whoa… nice haul @NikkiHopeman ! All are good. I bet James Chambers’ Resurrection House will be one of your favorites.

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More random photos and a mini-report from fb.me/tUbqjMZW

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I thought that was yours! I’ll update the page… Thanks for all the hyjinx and fun @lcrisler @RDSPress

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peeweeherman BIGFOOT BUNDT CAKE!!!! peewee.com/2015/04/24/big… pic.twitter.com/cbxinZLJfX

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FANTASTIC shot. Congrats again on your award - I am very proud of you and enjoyed our chats at WHC and ICFA this year! @usmantm @omgjulia

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mythicdelirium Help the next CLOCKWORK PHOENIX rise. tinyurl.com/CP5kick Only 16 days to go; we open to submissions when funded. pic.twitter.com/SkSJ8Xjg9E

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SGJ72 can finally say it out loud. Mongrels and @WmMorrowBks , 2016. bit.ly/1ExrnSJ pic.twitter.com/ges682Sjhb

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The Best of Horror Library 1-5 is now out - a great collection of short scary tales: amzn.to/1PdJB73 via @amazon @farolightpub

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Congrats to friends @johndixonbooks @JonathanMaberry and @LucyASnyder on winning the Stoker for YA, Graphic Novel, NF & Collection!

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Hearty congrats to @RDSPress authors @LucyASnyder @LaMaupin on their Bram Stoker Awards from @HorrorWriters !

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albertwendland The last part of the story GETTING TO WHERE YOU ARE, the sharing of means and ends, the job, a future: albertwendland.blogspot.com

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LOL & good seeing you @KL_Grady — I bet @JustAfterSunset did a great job making people squirm in my place.

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Good luck to all nominees for tonight’s — stream should be here: whc2015.org/bram-stoker-aw… @RDSPress @MichaelKnost

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Enjoy the Fridge of the Damned shots from the Raw Dog Screaming Press party at :… fb.me/uX6LRp06

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See about 40 ‘ live’ shots from @RDSPress Party at - this one with @JustAfterSunset is hilarous: flic.kr/p/rDQHaw

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AntiOedipusP Join @RDSPress this evening at & meet some of their authors: facebook.com/events/3757393… @MikeArnzen @JustAfterSunset @LaMaupin.

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CarieJuettner Fellow horror writers, this thing is right outside our hotel. pic.twitter.com/OxeY9A2D0d

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(A personal favorite)

“Cadence Call of the Cannibal Killers”: We will eat you! / It’s no joke! / Damned if you chew! / Damned if you choke!

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RDSPress World ’s mass signing in Atlanta this Fri., 6:30p is FREE! Meet @LucyASnyder @MikeArnzen @bizarroguy whc2015.org/mass-signing/

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Love this shot from @RDSPress. Happy in the horrors. flic.kr/p/saz4Mj

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Robot (FedEx AD) youtu.be/xMiktZdwxhc via @YouTube - — with moments of silence in this video

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No, not goat cheese. Gauche ease.

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Next up, World Horror Convention 2015 in Atlanta. See the website: whc2015.org for program schedule…. fb.me/7z4APRt1C

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@AnnieNeugebauer Hey Annie! Please add me to the WHC twitter list — looking forward to it.

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Tickets are almost always free. And hell has an open door policy. @RDSPress

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Open for preorder: the sequel to Ready Player One by @earniecline: Armada amzn.to/1Pg96PQ via @amazon - to be release 7.14

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TheBookTweeters - FREE until 4th of May ‘Necrophobia’ a ebook about cheating death! pic.twitter.com/q9IPpBiTFv bookShow.me/B00WR9WH5S

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I think I followed that one up by saying something like, “It slimes me.” @RDSPress

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RDSPress “Paranormal romance is icky ectoplasm to me.”-@MikeArnzenn
Tell us how you REALLY feel!

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“Iambic Pentagrameter” - a short vid c/o Raw Dog Screaming Press. fb.me/7tTXXXK95

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jeffnoon Products sing to each other. Once designed for human affection, now their adverts sound like mating calls in the night: calling, calling…

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New Anthology: The Best of Horror Library! Includes my story, “Guarded” — a security check nightmare. amzn.to/1c9zBuu via @amazon

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Jen from @RDSPress and I were admiring this book today: How to Take Yourself Apart by @Aaron__Burch fr @pankmagazine amzn.to/1dDR3rb

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Many Genres, One Typewriter flic.kr/p/soDejN

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penguinusa Happy ! Are you visiting you local bookstore? Details: ow.ly/MoTYo ow.ly/i/aCFoE

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RDSPress I really enjoyed Michael Arnzen’s reading and discussion this morning at the Frostburg Center for Creative… fb.me/3kZI0XfBY

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The event in Frostburg @FSUCWCenter today was just a taste. Here’s info on my return trip in July for Nightsun… fb.me/20COYqjhG

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Thanks for the “Coffee with a Writer” fun @FSUCWCenter — Nina gave great interview. And props to @RDSPress and @hannaedits for coming by!

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Thx Wyto! It was a good time. Event was fun. Your name came up and I read some of our poems. :-) @JustAfterSunset

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DHarlanWilson Cover for my upcoming book of coming from Black Scat Books in early 2016. pic.twitter.com/3hQJslZA5t

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Goodmorning Frostburg and the @FSUCWCenter — let’s get our weird on. See you at “Coffee with a Writer” at 10am. gorelets.com/events/coffee-…

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RDSPress Join us tomorrow in Frostburg, MD for Coffee with a Writer – Featurin@MikeArnzenebuff.ly/1GNS2lenrs

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Hope to see some of you at Frostburg State U Center for Creative Writing tomorrow. It could be like a very wrong… fb.me/7fMl5cPl0

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen