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HWA POETRY SHOWCASE VOL. 5, TOC ANNOUNCED

Hi Everyone:

This year marks the fifth installment of the HWA Poetry Showcase, and I could not be more thrilled to be editing this volume. Over the years, it's been wonderful watching poetry gain momentum, and it's a breath of fresh [graveyard] air to see both new and seasoned writers submitting to the showcase. It has been a true honor to read all of the work submitted, and the judges (Mercedes M. Yardley and Michael A. Arnzen) and I had a blast going through everyone's poetry and discussing the work.

As such, it is my pleasure to share with you this year's lineup.

Ready?



Table of Contents
  1. Mother of Monsters by Trisha J. Wooldridge
  2. Attack of the Panic by Timothy P Flynn
  3. A Log Book Discovered on an Alien World by Terrie Leigh Relf
  4. Her Name by Susan Snyder
  5. Creature, Monster by Steve Dillon
  6. My Death by Simone Volponi
  7. Amalgamation by Sara Tantlinger
  8. Alice Escapes the Machinery of the Cosmos By Swallowing the Tongue of Her Unspoken Dream by Saba Syed Razvi
  9. Still Life by Robert Perez
  10. It’s Coming by Rob E. Boley
  11. These Dreams by Randy D. Rubin
  12. So She Burns It All Down by R. J. Joseph
  13. Beginding by Querus Abuttu (Dr. Q)
  14. Psalm by Peter Adam Salomon
  15. Call Me Mary by Naching T. Kassa
  16. Screaming Skulls by Michael H. Hanson
  17. The Ghost of Whitechapel by Marge Simon
  18. Angels of Death by Lori R. Lopez
  19. If I Only by Lisa Lepovetsky
  20. Revenants of the Antipodes by Kyla Lee Ward
  21. He Said by Kerri-Leigh Grady
  22. The Tired Old Life by Kenneth W. Cain
  23. My Garden by Kathryn Ptacek
  24. A Face in the Rain by John Palisano
  25. Safety Labels on Hospice Beds by Joanna Nelius
  26. Saint Mark’s Eve by Janice Leach
  27. Mulch by James Frederick Leach
  28. On the Verge of Sleep, At the Edge of a Shadow by James Ebersole
  29. The Witch Hunt by Jacopo Della Quercia
  30. The Demon at the Foot of Her Bed by G.O. Clark
  31. Some Velvet Mourning by Frazer Lee
  32. Twenty Hours by Elizabeth Massie
  33. The Church Service by Edward Ahern
  34. Charmed by E. F. Schraeder
  35. Dolls by Donna Lynch
  36. Broad Daylight by Denise Dumars
  37. Sins of the Father by David E. Cowen
  38. I Am by Cynthia Pelayo
  39. Savor by Colleen Anderson
  40. Gathered Words by Cindy O’Quinn
  41. The Joy of Sewing by Christina Sng
  42. We Built This City (on Tired Bones) by Chad Stroup
  43. Return to the Prehistoric Garden by Chad Hensley
  44. Blood Work by Carina Bissett
  45. The Temptation of the Moon to Shadow by C.R. Langille
  46. Thirst by Annie Neugebauer
  47. The Dead in Spring By Ann K. Schwader
  48. Moloch Dreams by Angela Yuriko Smith
  49. Libri Haruspicy by Amanda Hard
  50. In This House by Allan Rozinski

A heartfelt congratulations to everyone above!

I'll post more information about pre-orders, etc. once I have them, but in the meantime, I encourage everyone to continue writing and to continue submitting your work out there! Furthermore, applications are still being accepted for the Dark Poetry Scholarship via the HWA, and mentoring is available via Crystal Lake Publishing and the HWA for those interested in working with someone one-on-one.

More soon!

With spilled ink and burnt parchment, 
Stephanie M. Wytovich 


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