Poems Dead and Undead

Tony Barnstone Michelle Mitchell-Foust Helene Cardona


Poems Dead and Undead

Poems Dead and Undead

  • Title: Poems Dead and Undead
  • Author: Tony Barnstone Michelle Mitchell-Foust Helene Cardona
  • ISBN: 9780375712517
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover



In time for Halloween a one of a kind hardcover collection of poems from ancient times to the present about ghosts, zombies, and vampires EVERYMAN S LIBRARY POCKET POETS.This selection of poems from across the ages brings to life a staggering array of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and devils Our culture s current obsession with zombies and vampires is only the latest formIn time for Halloween a one of a kind hardcover collection of poems from ancient times to the present about ghosts, zombies, and vampires EVERYMAN S LIBRARY POCKET POETS.This selection of poems from across the ages brings to life a staggering array of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and devils Our culture s current obsession with zombies and vampires is only the latest form of a fascination with crossing the boundary between the living and the dead that has haunted humans since we first began writing The poetic evidence gathered here ranges from ancient Egyptian inscriptions and the Mesopotamian epic Gilgamesh to the Greek bard Homer, and from Shakespeare and Milton and Keats to Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe Here too are terrifying apparitions from a host of recent poets, from T S Eliot and Sylvia Plath to Rita Dove and Billy Collins, from Allen Ginsberg and H P Lovecraft to Mick Jagger and Shel Silverstein The result is a delightfully entertaining volume of spine tingling poems for fans of horror and poetry both.


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Long before Lovecraft developed a secular cult by describing a world where nature's gear-wheels fell off, or Stephen King got rich translating Jungian fears into supernatural terrors, humans looked into the darkness and knew fear. That which we cannot predict or control has always terrified us, and somehow, that terror has always been well fun. So versifiers, from ancient bards to modern professor-poets, have long buttered their bread telling spooky stories with the lights off.With the highly co [...]

An anthology of themed poetry "Dead and Undead" has a handful of headliners including; some of my favorite poets I've come across over the years.Robert Pinsky, Yusef Komunyakaa, Charles Simic, Allen Ginsberg.New favorites I found.Henry Israeli, Bryan Dietrich, William Wordsworth, Ciran Carson, William Stobb, Stephen DobynsNice collection, pocket style.

Another wonderful installment in this series (once you see that a book is a Barnstone production you know it will be high-quality).

I wrote this review for my library's blog Read @ MPL.Are you looking for a book to prolong that creepy Halloween spirit? Look no further than a recent addition to the Everyman’s Pocket Poets series: Poems Dead and Undead. This collection includes poems from ancient epics to contemporary poets, and the subjects range from ghosts, death, monsters, haunted houses, and vampires (among so many other creepy things!). There are even two poems by Tim Seibles about Blade; which, despite my prior experi [...]

Poems Dead and Undead is an anthology of horror poetry meant to fit into one’s pocket or handbag. It is chock-full of great horror poems, ranging from the ancient past to present day. The anthology is broken into three sections: “The Corporeal Undead;” “The Incorporeal Undead;” and “Devils, Gods, Angels and Death.” What is intriguing about these poems for readers of speculative poetry is that very few, if any, speculative poets are found between these pages. The anthology is mostly [...]

Who knew there were so many poems about zombies, vampires, ghosts and the like?! There are some real gems in this collection and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Definitely recommend to those who like their poetry a little darker.

Devils, Gods, Angels, Death(pg. 149-245)The Gardener - Stephen Dobyns"Oh, great was the sin of my spirit,And great is the reach of its doom;Not the pity of Heaven can cheer it,Nor can respite be found in the tomb:Down the aeons come beating the wings of unmerciful gloom" from Nemesis by H.P. Lovecraft"Real holy laughter in the river! They saw it all! the wild eyes! the holy yells! They bade farewell! They jumped off the roof! to solitude! waving!" from Howl, Part II by Allen GinsbergThe Devil's [...]

First of all, let me say that I love these Everyman Library Pocket poetry books. I've read and loved the"Beat Poets" (which was fantastic), the "Rilke" and the "Bronte" ones and, in general, I liked all of them. This particular collection, though, is edited in a manner that didn't let me enjoy it as much as I wanted to. The various poems of this anthology are divided thematically (i.e. the corporeal undead, the incorporeal undead and so on) rather than chronologically. As a result, the reader wi [...]

As I was reading this I started marking the pages of poems that I enjoyed so that in the future rereads I can easily hit my personal faves. By the end of the book I had marked a surprisingly large number of pages. Biggest surprise for me was "Nemesis" by H.P. Lovecraft; I'm a fan of his weird tales, but had no idea he dabbled in poetry too.

Really 3.5 stars. Took a while to get to some interesting poems.

These are not great poems (mostly) but perfect for the season. Tremendously enjoyable.


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