Hiding from the Reaper and Other Horror Poems

By Michael Potts

Horror, Poetry | Paperback, eBook


Horror poems should invade the ordinariness of the day and allow the reader to sense the chill of the uncanny. They should form dream images that haunt during sleep. This broad collection of horror poetry ranges in subject matter from death to ghosts, from dark corners of the human psyche and human behavior to Lovecraftian monsters. They will haunt and they will cling to the mind like an ancient beast's tentacles. Be careful looking over your shoulder if you feel fingers touch it--you may find that the fingers are fleshless but the claws sharp.




Michael Potts is the author of End of Summer, a novel about loss and recovery of faith, published by WordCrafts Press in 2011. His poetry chapbook, From Field to Thicket, won the 2006 Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. His creative nonfiction essay, “Haunted,” won the 2006 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award from the same organization. He is a 2007 graduate of The Writer’s Loft program at Middle Tennessee State University and a 2007 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. A native of Smyrna, Tennessee, he now serves as Professor of Philosophy at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He, his wife, Karen, and their three cats, Frodo, Pippin, and Rosie, live in Linden, North Carolina.


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Michael Potts is the author of End of Summer, a novel about loss and recovery of faith, published by WordCrafts Press in 2011. His poetry chapbook, From Field to Thicket, won the 2006 Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. His creative nonfiction essay, “Haunted,” won the 2006 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award from the same organization. He is a 2007 gradua...


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