A possessively, melancholically, beautiful poetry book of gentle pain, serene darkness, intense voyages on the sea of existence, paranormally passionate, mesmerizingly mysterious, and wickedly good. Unveil the wisdom in your heart, release the chains of worldly captivity, see the realm beyond reach, discover the magick here to teach. Spare a moment to lie in this chasm of darkened truth. Melt awhile to flow into this graveyard of gothic delight, haunt with me in this realm of surmise... drink with me the real essence of life.
Annah Browning's poetry collection Witch Doctrine is a gothic instruction manual for how to exist in a heartbreaking world. Through a series of spell poems and a cast of haunting personas--including a sentient house, a mentoring witch, and a housekeeping ghost--Browning leads the reader in dark and slyly humorous mediations on mortality, loss, feminist power, and survival: "you'll take / another branch for the fire / and you will make it."
Poetry has always dabbled in the dark-side of life - literally always. Our earliest poetry was obsessed with monsters, murder, horror, and hauntings. "The Epic of Gilgamesh," "The Iliad," "The Odyssey," "Beowulf," "The Inferno," "Ovid's Metamorphoses," "The Faerie Queene," and "La Morte d'Arthur" all involve sorcery, monsters, and the macabre. This collection of Gothic poetry includes 84 samplings from the masters of the genre: Poe, Dickinson, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats, Goethe, Frost, Burns, Milton, Pushkin, and more. These poems range from epics ("The Rime of the Ancient Mariner") to a few lines ("Theme in Yellow"), and span in time from the Elizabethan Age to the Great Depression. They deal with ghostly abductions, soul-crushing curses, shapeshifting seducers, brutal goblin hordes, atmospheric nightscapes, ghost-plagued houses, merciless witches, lustful vampires and yes - a couple poems about black cats and jack-o-lanterns. While most were originally written in English, many have been translated from German, French, Russian, Middle English, and Scots, bringing together a cross-cultural exploration of human anxieties, fantasies, and nightmares. In the meantime, we offer this little volume of verse to read on cold autumn nights - perchance with a glass of mulled wine at your elbow, by the pallid flicker of a blood-red candle dripping down the skull on your desk.
Gothic Britain is the first collection of essays to consider how the Gothic responds to, and is informed by, the British regional experience. Acknowledging how the so-called United Kingdom has historically been divided on nationalistic lines, the twelve original essays in this volume interrogate the interplay of ideas and generic innovations generated in the spaces between the nominal kingdom and its component nations and, innovatively, within those national spaces. Concentrating upon fictions depicting England, Scotland and Wales specifically, Gothic Britain comprehends the generic possibilities of the urban and the rural, of the historical and the contemporary, of the metropolis and the rural settlement – as well as exploring uniquely the fluid space that is the act of travel itself. Reading the textuality of some two hundred years of national and regional identity, Gothic Britain interrogates how the genre has depicted and questioned the natural and built environments of the island of Britain.
Dark Delectable Delicious Destructive Poems for Goths Gangsters and Other Mysterious Souls 20 Years of Nick Armbrister s Dark Poems
This anthology brings together Nick's darker poems in his 20 years of writing. There are many moods, topics, styles and poems here. Each tells a story. It's up to you, the reader, to judge the work here. The human condition is one of thoughts and emotions. How many of us have been hurt, depressed or angry in our own existence? Nick has experienced much in life; some of his experiences and views are here, in his work. Unlike most people, he writes and documents his life. A unique and varied book suitable for not only goths but everybody else. Welcome to Nick's dark yet creative world.