Celebrate #nationaldarkpoetryday

Happy National Dark Poetry Day!

We celebrate on October 7 because Edgar Allan Poe, one of the darkest of all poets, died a mysterious and tragic death this day in 1849. That’s pretty dark.

So today, let your morbid impulses run free and wild across your keyboard. Let your nightmares drink ink and vomit it back up on your paper. Free your monsters and make them sing poems. Today is the day for tragic verse to honor one of our finest. He put the Poe in poetry.

Share your darkness! Please use #nationaldarkpoetryday for any posts on any social media sites. If you also tag HWA on Twitter (@HorrorWriters), the HWA will share your posts to the best of their ability.

To purchase a commemorative t-shirt (or tote bag!) with the official National Dark Poetry Day artwork (by the fabulous Cat Scully), please go here: http://catscullyart.com/…/28477562-national-dark-poetry-day…

And, since I wouldn’t be celebrating properly without posting my own dark poem, here is Moloch Dreams, originally published in the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. 5 (2018).

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay. Words by Angela Yuriko Smith.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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