August 2017

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the carnival mortician / undoes the body’s laces / angry that she’s gone dark / and he has to dig under the flesh / to replace a broken bulb

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the vampire mother / was sired before they cut her cord — / now both mouths feed / and playfully compete / so they never get bored

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annehelen “Is yr neighbor wearing a polo/ khakis b/c he’s a style-agnostic dad? Or is he actively supporting the creation of a white ethno-state?”

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Derek_Faye I just died in your arms tonight -Cutting Crew

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In case you missed the news — we’ll be returning to the Vampire Arts Festival next June! Info to follow - watch… fb.me/1oXN3yzFo

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MeCookieMonster If me is what me eats, is me a COOOKIE??????? 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪

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the vampire grizzly skulks among the lairs / of bears fat in their hibernating torpor — / i have tracked awful prints in the bloody snow

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A musical featuring cannibalistic mermaids in Eastern Europe discos. This is properly bizarro. A must-see for..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Zw

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On the true meaning of statues: “Archaic Torso of Apollo” by Rilke: poets.org/poetsorg/poem/…

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JustAfterSunset Hi Everyone!

I hope to see you at the Uniontown Public Library this Saturday, 4:00 p.m. I’ll..instagram.com/p/BX0d2pnB6He/zQ

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Today at faculty lunch we talked about HR Giger’s grave. findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi…

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io9 The director and lead actress of The Witch may reteam for Nosferatu on.io9.com/aUQXHtG pic.twitter.com/TBDdlk3nDw

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“Can’t Fight This Feeding” — full lyrics in new post at gorelets.com ! : gorelets.com/blog/gorelets-…

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Hey @ChristophGolden - quick weirdo kiss on your bearded cheek about the thing fomenting next summer. And also for..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…gA

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NicolePeeler Jane gets some love from Bustle! bustle.com/p/7-books-like…

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the exterminator dreams / of wigs made of earwig / and silverfish swims — // he awakens relieved / but his wood is still wet / buried alive

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DearEnglishMjr “What’s the Ideal Day Job for a Poet?” via @TheAtlantic >> buff.ly/2vrMcXl pic.twitter.com/h4Y7rh09XY

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rabihalameddine William Eggleston, What pic.twitter.com/y0eNCyUvFE

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AntiOedipusP “The closer one gets to the text the less one manages to understand it.” —JACQUES LACANwdyyn

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neilhimself You go down to the bottom of the garden to write, and leave your phone behind, and then something like this happens..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…c9

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Nice clear advice in your article on beta readers, V! twitter.com/troilee/status…

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JamesTateHill Fall semester starts Wednesday & I’m totally behind in preparing my full-body sigh.

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TheAVClub Prince has finally been granted his own hue of purple trib.al/6SThGPm pic.twitter.com/lqNc38WCyr

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CuentoMag Falling to earth. Legs dangling. Ripped parachute, whipping in the wind. I flash back to the times you pushed me on the backyard swing.

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paulGtremblay The Thingy

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CriPoWkly Our Poem of the Week August 14-20, “The Wolf of Moscow” by @SaraJane524: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2017/08/sara-t…

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mcsweeneys This one hilariously falls off the rails pretty quickly and it doesn’t let up thereafter… mcsweeneys.net/articles/if-yo…

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within the tower made of swords / there spins a deadly spiral staircase // at the final top step / you will see magic / as they all swing up

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CBSPittsburgh Yikes! @ScareHousePGH to provide wild new 3D experience this cbsloc.al/2hPJZz2

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“stripquease”: your skeleton is gazing back / in the mirror too — / enjoying the slow undressing of your flesh / over these many long years

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Today’s Diabolical Strategy is…. Get your own random dark anytime at diaboliquestrategies.com..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Du

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CNN Oregon is now the first state in the US to require that employers give workers schedules at least a week in advance..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…i8

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Rawking the new @accepttheband’s Rise of Chaos. (Liner notes on youtube — good idea for anthology book trailers?) youtu.be/O8OtmddBUAg

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fpaulwilson Cat lover or not, you’ve got to admit this is pretty cool. pic.twitter.com/LUXVn39RRT

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BrianKeene First look at DC’s new anthology horror one-shot, House of Horrors syfy.com/syfywire/first…

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darkfuse ICYMI: Now Live!: “Without Her Skin” (Inside the Skin Bouquet #5) by Stephanie M. Wytovich bit.ly/2vI5KWQ

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they found the leg / tattooed with musical notes / next to the bloody drum kit // no one knew the song / or where the other drumstick went

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@TJ_Tranchell @HorrorWriters Kudos and best wishes. Welcome to the association on the dark side.

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This great cosmic horror antho from @PMPressBooks came up a few times at Confluence con. FEAR THE ABYSS amzn.to/2vP2MQS via @amazon

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you fear the clones / but you’ll never understand / their fear of newborns — / especially twins — / their loathing of echoes / and mirrors

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@bloodandcoffins @chillinghorror @AskNatureTweets And the anticoagulant is called “Draculin”! Love it. Thanks for sharing this.

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MolotovLitZine A little over 12 hours until our hard deadline. Top 10 will appear in print anthology this fall…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…hi

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NMamatas I have some advice for people about to start college.

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@KatCurranWrites lol - your profile pic is punching me in revenge!

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@garnetonwinter LOL. Yes. Hygiene is everything when getting bloody zen.

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JD - Great chatting w/you at @ConfluenceSff All the best to you and @dacrestoker on the prequel! @jdbarker publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/au…

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she murdered her yogi / and did wild warrior poses / until she slipped on the bloody mat / and broke her neck: / downward facing dead

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LeeAllenHoward Tales of Blood and Squalor: Call for Submissions leeallenhoward.com/2017/08/01/tal… pic.twitter.com/jfIleSjRy6

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InkPantry Inky Interview: Horror Writer and English Professor Mike Arnzen: with Claire Faulkner inkpantry.com/inky-interview… pic.twitter.com/lv8v6OSnc4

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LeeTobinMcClain Pittsburghers: Come learn more about indie publishing, free! Saturday 2-4. @WriMoBurgh @setonhill ..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Gw

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SilverBirchPres Bill Murray talks about his favorite poems on the Jimmy Kimmel show: youtube.com/watch?v=u8VxFx…

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HorrorScott It’s a dark and rainy morning… Monday… Your air reflects my mood…

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CriPoWkly Our Poem of the Week August 7-13, “C.S.I.: My Psyche” by @MikeArnzen: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2017/08/michae…

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cnni Meet Philippines’ oldest tattoo artist cnn.it/2ueV4v5 pic.twitter.com/EkU5z64gAZ

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Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 — amzn.to/2fkNVH9 via @amazon

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My confluence reading is starting in rm 225 at 6:30.

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I’ve been put on a panel at @ConfluenceSff con tonight called “What Kind of Sick <expletive> Wrote This?” lol parsec-sff.org/confluence/

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the junkyard dog / you once shot in the back / is leashed to you by the collar / paralyzed as you drag its ghost / through the prison yard

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Nightcap: Kinda mesmerizing rendition of Billy Squier’s “In The Dark” by @AmyBDouglas youtu.be/YRAYCfQiCBc

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@mpschuster You continue to amaze, Matt! Nice one in the series.

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Just discovered a Living Dead Museum & Gift Shop in Evans City, PA: livingdeadmuseum.com/index.html

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Another entry in the robot world: automated snaking vines…. fb.me/1onMNeiTA

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WeAreTheMutants Sasquatch goes with anything. wearethemutants.com/2016/11/01/rai…

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You had me at “Black Sabbath & Philosophy” - pop culture studies ebook bundle! humblebundle.com/books/fandom-p… @humblebooks

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Tickled to be the 206th backer on @BackerKit for I AM THE ABYSS | Thx @Dark_Regions_Pr! backerkit.com/projects/chris…

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‘Murrmann: A Tale of Van Helsing’ by Michael Arnzen for $0.99 amzn.to/2uXXVLF via @amazon

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@BrokenCrayonLLC Good gang of griffins working on this editorial/publishing team. Reliable!

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VintageAnchor “Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful” Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Wallace Stevens​..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Wq

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That back to school feeling when August arrives… instagram.com/p/BXS4akhFErm/

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I tried a clown mask on / in the Halloween Superstore. / The cheap plastic clung to me / wet with blood / — tickling / a laugh

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mcsweeneys “My writing career is still just as desolate as this god-forsaken wasteland.” mcsweeneys.net/articles/why-a…

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@DenofGeekUS @SinisterGrinPre Nice tribute to an unforgettable and fun 80s vampire film. Evil Ed still rules.

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Here’s my tweeted gorelets poetry from July 2017: gorelets.com/nest/favorites… fb.me/29HX5y6XC

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Wish I could attend this film series at @MoMAFilm! (Thx for the lead Kathleen!) twitter.com/ForbesLife/sta…

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Nice 1st reader review of Exploring Dark Short Fiction v1 amzn.to/2tXimpa via @amazon @DarkMoonBooks @ericjguignard

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@LeeAllenHoward Thx. Now take it off… take your skin off… lol Appreciate the quote!

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tentacled madness — / bits of brain tousling within / undulating vines

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jonahray .@MelBrooks on how to do parody properly pic.twitter.com/gTY7TaTt84

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen