Oops.. Did I say yesterday that we’re giving away three books? My bad. It’s four, now.
Ann K. Schwader emailed me yesterday. She’s the author of the brand new Twisted in Dream, and she wanted to add it to next week’s giveaway. Twisted in Dream is a collection of Ann’s Lovecraftian poetry, and S.T. Joshi has this to say about it:
“Ann K. Schwader’s poetry fuses metrical precision and horrific imagination in a manner not seen since the heyday of Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. It suggests far more than it states, and its implications of dread menace are underscored by a cosmic pessimism that raises her work far above the level of mere shudder-coining.” —S. T. Joshi
Book synopsis: During the past decade or more, Ann K. Schwader has become the most critically acclaimed living author of weird and fantastic poetry. Following the distinguished tradition of Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, and others, Schwader has written scores of finely chiseled and powerfully evocative verse that packs all the intensity of a short story within the space of a sonnet or quatrain. The present volume gathers for the first time her collected weird poetry, including the complete contents of the landmark volume The Worms Remember (2001) and the sonnet cycle In the Yaddith Time (2007), along with dozens of uncollected and unpublished poems. All in all, this volume is the definitive collection of one of the most vibrant weird poets in contemporary literature.
“If Yog-Sothoth knows the gate, is the gate, is the key and guardian of the gate, then likewise, Ann K. Schwader’s weird verse opens a gate to lonely places where the Words have been spoken and the Rites howled through at their Seasons. Schwader’s verse—haunting, evocative, arresting in both conception and imagery—gibbers like Old Ones’ voices on the wind, and like the earth that mutters with Their consciousness.” —Leigh Blackmore, author of Spores from Sharnoth
I’ll do another random drawing next Saturday (Christmas Eve) from subscribers (you can subscribe to this website at the top right side of this page). So:
Next Wednesday, December 21, I will randomly select a winner for Future Lovecraft.
Next Thursday, December 22, I will randomly select a winner for That Which Should Not Be.
Next Friday, December 23, I will randomly select a winner for The Shadow of the Unknown.
Next Saturday, Christmas Eve, I will randomly select a winner for Twisted in Dream. (Ann will sign it for the winner!)
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(ALSO: The December issue of The Lovecraft eZine will be published later today!)