I’ve been busy this month curating the Halloween Poetry Page for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association. This is an annual event where SFPA members submit audio of themselves reading Halloween/Samhain themed poetry and art if you have it. While this is a privilege for members, membership to the SFPA starts at just $15 a year and comes with a lot of benefits. Details on membership here.

Celebrate the season with some delicious, dark poetry here and if you haven’t submitted, consider joining us next year. We had 31 poets share their work. Sit back, dim your lights and listen in here.

  1. “How The Chupacabra Saved Halloween” by Juan Manuel Pérez
  2. “The Walls Opened Up” by Jean-Paul L. Garnier
  3. “Were-Books” by Wendy S. Delmater
  4. “The Witch Reconsiders Her Powers” by Beatriz Fernandez
  5. “Samhain” by LindaAnn LoSchiavo
  6. “The Catty Hours” by Adele Gardner
  7. “The Banquet at the Center of the Maze” by Katherine Quevedo
  8. “Halloween Treats” by David Davies
  9. “Toward Samhain” by Ann K. Schwader (reading)
  10. “Hungry Ghosts” by Angela Yuriko Smith (art by Lee Murray)
  11. “462 First Avenue” by John C. Mannone
  12. “Whitestone Grove Hotel” by Robert Payne Cabeen
  13. “what they left behind” by Richard Magahiz
  14. “Crematorium of the Undead” by Sumiko Saulson
  15. “Cemetery Justice” by Miguel O. Mitchell
  16. “Forever Mates” by Lee Murray
  17. “The Blue Shroud,” by Meg Smith
  18. “The Rusk” by Louis B. Rosenberg
  19. “A Spell for the Living” by Brian Hugenbruch
  20. “The Prisoner” by FJ Bergmann
  21. “I Keep Going Back to the Weekend” by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  22. “Monstrous Meetings” by Frank Coffman
  23. “Mary” by Kyla Lee Ward
  24. “Mountain Tic” by Cindy O’Quinn
  25. “Witching Hour in the Suburbs” by Clarabelle Miray Fields
  26. “Jacked” by e.f. schraeder
  27. “Abduction” by Leslie J. Anderson
  28. “Annie’s Alibi” by Jordan Hirsch
  29. “The Sweet Sleep of Roses” by Carina Bissett
  30. “The Nightbirds” by Blaise Langlois
  31. “Anubis” by Gary Every

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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