October 2017

(A personal favorite)

undead slaughterhouse — / no longer grain-fed / the bovine graze on the brain

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ChrisatthePoe When Poe wrote “The Raven” he had not yet grown the mustache for which he is now well known. This is a portrait pub..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…N0

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The International Vampire Film and Arts Fest is seeking to expand their offerings in Transylvania. See @kickstarter kck.st/2kDRVEU

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Part Two of the Ink to Film podcast on John Carpenter’s The Thing — join me and the guys as we analyze the hell… fb.me/6vt3PDSG7

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InktoFilm Happy Halloween! Lucky ep #13 is here, where we finish talking w/ @MikeArnzen about Carpenter’s ! traffic.libsyn.com/force-cdn/ec/i…

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The Campy, Bizarre World of Paperback Horror goodreads.com/blog/show/1061… via @goodreads

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Scary Literary Fiction for People Who Hate Horror lithub.com/scary-literary… via @lithub

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BookBub 14 Horror Stories You Probably Haven’t Read — But Shouldmedia.bookbub.com/blog/2016/10/1…zn@RonaldMalfii.twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mLF

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GdL16 Fear For Your Ears VIII ift.tt/2y0gIZR

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Here’s part one of my chat with the @InktoFilm podcast on Carpenter’s THE THING Part II should drop tomorrow at..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jQ

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“So the scientist…keeps giving the apes charcoal pencils to draw with and then one day…” goodreads.com/quotes/904722 via @goodreads

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And throughout don’t forget my Diabolique Strategies can spur you on — bookmark it:..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Yz

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And if you are going to the dark side for my Instigation can help amzn.to/2iJFyq4 via @amazon

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is around the corner, so the writer’s gem @ScrivenerApp offers up a good deal (and incentive to finish): literatureandlatte.com/nanowrimo.php

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WalesOnline It’s called Vampfest
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Our @setonhill MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction near was spotlighted by @littsburgh littsburgh.com/mfa-in-writing…

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screamfix Clive Barker working on Nightbreed TV series! joblo.com/horror-movies/… via @arrowinthehead

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Just picked up Doctor Brite: Coroner in New Orleans by Poppy Z. Brite @docbrite for $1.99 amzn.to/2iFZwSC via @amazon thx @amanzetti

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@InktoFilm @ChuckWendig Top Ten:
The Exorcist
The Thing
Evil Dead 2
Psycho
Night of the Living Dead
The Tingler
The..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ay

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@PMesling Well that’s interesting! I had no idea I was being marked as sensitive by twitter…. hmm. Or was it just that reply? Anyone else?

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Loved stumbling on your response to the “Sweat” short in the anthology — thanks! No prob about the post. Will comm..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…LS

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Hahaha — thanks Dom! Now get some sleep! twitter.com/dom_conlon/sta…

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What if horror movies actually stop crime, not cause it? from @washingtonpost :
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Check out the Ink to Film Podcast on John Carpenter’s The Thing! Part Two coming Monday…. fb.me/8YPOfpP9w

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InktoFilm Award-winning author @MikeArnzen joins us to talk @TheHorrorMaster’s classic ! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-…

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ericjguignard Thanks so much for the kind words and for hosting this post! w./ @Rasnictem, @KaaronWarren, @NisiShawl,..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…rx

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I kicked back on the sofa and chatted with Lounge Books about all things horror…. fb.me/77692uxfK

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TribLIVE Runaway garbage truck hits a store named A Beautiful Mess triblive.com/usworld/world/…

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davidbishop Very sad to read about the death of Robert Guillaume, a great comic actor in great comedy shows like Soap, Benson and Sports Night.

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BrianKeene Beginning October 31, 2017 at @CemeteryDance dot com… pic.twitter.com/bJYIHQuhBZ

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kdbrundell Nobody uses libraries. If you go in it’s just feral dogs eating the poetry section and the ghost of a Victorian chi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…xP

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TheGoodDeath The History of Making Human Skeletons - From quicklime to boiling to bugs 💀

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lounge_books Meet author Graham Masterton and hear about his new book The Coven crwd.fr/2iu0G3M

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⚡️ “How about this Pinhead made of sausages?”

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CuentoMag EQUINOX

The hard-ambered sun
teeters on its edge, a dark
bit of vein flaked away,
gnawed to lace,
the horizon line jagged
with first frost.

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Thank you @ledzeppelin for this life-changing, culture-quaking, iconic album that has stood the test of time. twitter.com/RollingStone/s…

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A two-sentence horror story? Well, @goodreads, since you asked so nicely… goodreads.com/questions/1202…

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Been relaxing in the this morning, scuffing my feet on the black velour sofa and propping my head up..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…DS

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! Reminds me just a little bit of the amazing Strumphosentanz — gorelets.com/uncanny/artmus… twitter.com/thalestral/sta…

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“I go there.” lol
I watched Carpenter’s masterpiece last night too, Luke! twitter.com/LuminousLuke/s…

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What Americans are afraid of in the age of Trump from @washingtonpost

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The @RiffleHorror horror book recommendations from @UndeadRat are always reliable! Glad you’re keeping these going..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…0K

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Open call: if you have the Fridge of the Damned, play with it & share new photos w/me for Halloween season! flic.kr/s/aHsjDpPaRv

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Wonderful essay on how constraining structures can conjure up creativity. Poets: pay attn. A good lesson in preppin..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…gU

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A Fear bundle! A bundle. An @sfwa Fantasy & also an one. Pretty good ebook deals going on..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3T

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After you die, your brain knows you’re dead, terrifying study reveals nypost.com/2017/10/19/aft… via @YahooNews

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I ask my fiction students to say aloud in a line or two at the end of the term. Inspiring! Hear them: soundcloud.com/dr-arnzen/why-…

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AvrinKelly Need so inspiration? Try this site by Michael Arnzen: ow.ly/3nRW50eEKb0 pic.twitter.com/5BCOvDvYmw

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(A personal favorite)

peeking through the pumpkin eyes / you see your reflection / on the carving knife inside / and then the swishing glint / behind you too

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VampireFestival Read the reason we chose the beautiful citadel of Sighisoara as the location for in our latest blog post👇..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…IA

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Poem: “Conjuring Despair” by Joseph Bouthiette Jr. @JBouthietteJr flic.kr/p/ZcwtMm

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brainpicker “You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love.” brainpickings.org/2016/04/15/lou…

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torbooks .@BookBub picks their best of horror, including @casskhaw’s and @BrackenMacLeod’s :
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MrDeadmanDT They don’t want you to read this!
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InktoFilm Halloween is creeping up👽 so we are diving into “Who Goes There?” which inspired ! Ep. drops next Thursday..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…9S

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SaraJane524 Pro tip: don’t respond “K” to an editor’s comments in the Word Doc. MAKE THE CHANGES and send the finalized story back.

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Get my Dracula-inspired e-novelette, Murrmann: A Tale of Van Helsing, for just $0.99 amzn.to/2gqna4Z via @amazon

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arnzen Scary students: My HORROR FILM course is available for Sp18! Meets W 6-8:30pm. Consider HU 365 for Sprin..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…oE

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Poem: “Knuckle Nerves” by author Jessica McHugh (@theJessMcHugh) flic.kr/p/Z8jceu

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(A personal favorite)

they say hair still grows on the recent dead / and that’s why the world’s richest hair transplant doctor / won’t reveal his trade secret

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Apparently hair & fingernails do NOT continue to grow after death. But I still wrote the poem, next tweet. bbc.com/future/story/2…

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KevinHearne I am entering a heavy metal vegan bar. Just wait. The door speaketh not of the dark glory of the interior. pic.twitter.com/l7kv7IRhXf

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LeeTobinMcClain Are we ready, kids? twitter.com/WritersDigest/…

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ryanmwilliams Halloween giveaway starts tomorrow! Dead Things, Goblin Alley, six titles!..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Rf

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Good creative concept, @ryanmwilliams — best wishes with your latest publishing project! Long live the original..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5s

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VampireFestival Take a trip to the dark side and get involved in one of our truly terrifying tours! 🧛‍♂️👹 Come & explore Dracula’s..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…W4

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arnzen Attn writers and artists of the community! @EyeContactSHU calling for “Order & Chaos”! WORKSHOP TONIGHT..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jZ

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Poet, and alum Sara Tantlinger used The Fridge of the Damned from Raw Dog Screaming Press as a cool… fb.me/CDJaaqGn

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WOW! >Amazing< use of Fridge of the Damned by @SaraJane524 in a activity on the..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…kV

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quirkbooks Who’s ready for spooky reads? Browse our horror genre here: bit.ly/2yEKpQ7 pic.twitter.com/juBwNBtd7y

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The site for @GhostTownWriter Retreat in Colo (7/18) has gone live. I’ll be there with @JackKetchum @HorrorScott..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…7J

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A highlight of Indie Lit last wkend was reading with @rdfgoalie - check out his Channilo series on Vlad the Impaler: channillo.com/series/vlad-th…

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Get the Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 at the special price of just $0.99 amzn.to/2yghdMv via @amazon

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bpas77 Making treats for the kiddos for tomorrow’s Friday the 13th festivities. pic.twitter.com/SAMpPzYmL0

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@JeffStrand Give Jeff the characters! Word economy is his bread and butter. He won’t squander bandwidth.

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(A personal favorite)

maple leaves twirl inside the pirate casket - / the October wind wisps away / and one brown blade falls upon a socket // an absurd eye patch

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If you’re planning to attend ivfaf.com in 2018 you might want to get in on this kickstarter now! Slee..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…tV

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Now reading Stoker’s DRACULA in my Monstrosities class at . Always excellent! pic on instagram: instagram.com/p/BaEyo8BF1Do/

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community: support editor Michael Bailey @nettirw in his time of need after devastating fire gf.me/u/dfjvb7 via @gofundme

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(A personal favorite)

sunlight burns the unholy — / or so goes the myth // but their death arrives slowly — / it only sears shut their lips

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Several exciting new Spring events I plant to attend have been added to my website today:… fb.me/CntHsQvi

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An important conversation to keep having in public! Art seen as gift economy - see Jim Henson: Make Art Make Money..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mB

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Help out my former mentee, horror author, Tanya Twombly. I chipped in — will you? dt.gofund.me/TanyaTwoblyFam

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GhostTownWriter Big announcements coming soon pic.twitter.com/j70RpXQHT6

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PM_Jordan Flash Fiction Competitions - Lists of Micro Fiction Contests - Christopher Fielden christopherfielden.com/short-story-ti…

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FacesPics A snake with a pumpkin on its back pic.twitter.com/GxQE57B4D0

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_youhadonejob1 You had one job and nailed it. pic.twitter.com/HpqvRDFkCs

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f_francavilla Sunday afternoon shift soundtrack: EVIL DEAD 2, sweet vinyl release from @waxworkrecords with a genius cover by..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…SU

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(A personal favorite)

the mausoleum is not haunted / by corpses stacked behind marbled walls // it collects the mourning spirits / tasted by its carpeted tongue

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scienmag Stunning Owl Camouflage Credits: @GrahamMcGeorge pic.twitter.com/QecyC4KV8D

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50NerdsofGrey He was surprised to discover he had a 280 character limit.
He always thought he could cope with Game of Thrones.

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Interpret this Steven Archer (@egolikeness) Apophenia Tarot spread for me: instagram.com/p/BZ90HvoFCUy/ @RDSPress

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@StuartConover Kudos Stuart. Looks like an intriguing horror antho, with some good fresh writers in the Table of Contents.

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lavietidhar These writing prompts escalated fast pic.twitter.com/fKY7U0Oe7Y

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Pittsburgh’s Write or Die group is holding their Halloween reading tomorrow (10/6) at @Rickert_Beagle bookstore, 4:..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…sV

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(A personal favorite)

autumn winds gently blow / the crisp leaves across her feet // skeletal toes trap a fallen leaf / like the dead woman holds up a fall flower

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Valancourt_B So apparently giant monster cat demons are actually a thing, at least in Italy: “Il Gatto Mammone”…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…c1

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Big battery of Bentley Little horror ebooks announced in the latest @CemeteryDance newsletter. Here they are: cemeterydance.com/ebooks-by-bent…

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Adweek .@BurgerKing trolls @McDonalds with a hilarious ad at screenings of ‘It’: adweek.it/2ysIlLc pic.twitter.com/9yTCYI5zH4

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arnzen Sneak: I will teach HU 365 Topics in Film Studies: HORROR MOVIES in Sp 2018 at @setonhill Look under HU (Humanities) in the schedule to come

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What a run this mag has had. Proud to advise it at SHU off and on since ’99. Shout out to - the dl for Orde..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…PD

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Scenes from my visit to the cemetery at the Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton - Seton Hill University’s namesake —… fb.me/4goxAYdvu

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West Maryland Indie Lit Festival: Oct 13-14, Downtown Frostburg, MD. Program coming soon. frostburg.edu/cla/indie-lit-… pic.twitter.com/mqQWuedLV4

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Damn. Tom Petty. You sang but you spoke to us and that was why your music dominated radio so much. We all know the..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…cZ

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(A personal favorite)

you turn into the circle / & your GPS tells you to “continue” / nine times // no way off now — / you’ve carved open / the gates of hell

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grantfaulkner I was happy to open this heavy box of books today and welcome PEP TALKS FOR WRITERS into the world! The official pu..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…0u

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How ‘The Exorcist’ on Fox endangers the entire subgenre of possession movies americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2…

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I spent today in Gettysburg graveyards, reading Frankenstein. Shots: instagram.com/p/BZuMGJjF0Ir/ fb.me/98ObuYh1b

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Bibliomaniacal1 @MikeArnzen said this during my first MFA residency and it’s been hanging above my computer ever..instagram.com/p/BZuC5IdHz2_/Ex

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen