Annal: 2011 Bram Stoker Award for Poetry Collection

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2011.

Book:How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend

How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend

Linda D. Addison

Who doesn’t need to know How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend? From the first African-American to receive the HWA Bram Stoker award, this collection of both horror and science fiction short stories and poetry reveals demons in the most likely people (like a jealous ghost across the street) or in unlikely places (like the dimension-shifting dreams of an American Indian). Recognition is the first step, what you do with your friends/demons after that is up to you.

Book:At Louche Ends

At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded

Maria Alexander

Bitter herbs. Icy droplets. Saccharine morsels. Sapphire flames. This notorious libation of La Belle Époque swirls and clouds as an opalescent collection of verse so impassioned that to overindulge could be deadly. Read with care—and plenty of sugar cubes.

Book:The Mad Hattery: Poems and Art

The Mad Hattery: Poems and Art

Marge Simon, Sandy DeLuca

Welcome to the Mad Hattery. Here you will find a collection of mysterious women, each as unique as the hat she wears. Some of these women are dark and dangerous; others will make your fondest dreams come true. Each of these ladies has a story to tell and you can bet she’ll do it in style, peeking out from beneath her favorite hat. Featuring poetry by Marge Simon and artwork by Sandy DeLuca, The Mad Hattery showcases the latest collaborative work of these two talented artists.

Book:Shroud of Night

Shroud of Night

G.O. Clark

Beneath the shroud of night hides the darkness within men’s minds, things that slither and creep, classic devils, cemetery angels, and death in all its poetic guises. Take the hand, if you dare, of your zombie guide and traverse the dark places that await within.

Book:Surrealities (Bruce Boston)

Surrealities

Bruce Boston

“Reflect that science fiction owes its greatest unpaid debt to surrealism, for suspending our disbelief in an invented future works best when our critical faculties are distracted and engaged by images from the unconscious. Now comes science fiction poetry’s greatest practitioner, Bruce Boston, to repay a part of this debt in Surrealities, which is at once an introduction to the uninitiated, a handbook for the journeyman seeking to gain masters and an intoxication for those of us who fancy ourselves connoisseurs of the strange.” —Lee Ballentine, author of Dream Protocols

“In his latest collection, Boston plumbs a surrealistic orientation, expressing ‘the wonders and horrors of existence’ as well as imaginative visions ‘enhanced by sensations visceral and cranial.’ Through unrestrained and mutinous explorations of narrative and portraiture, as well as the occasional splash of humor and well placed non sequitur, Boston utterly transcends…[more]

Book:Unearthly Delights

Unearthly Delights

Marge Simon

Unearthly Delights features both the poetry and art of Marge Simon.

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