Friday, April 7, 2023

U.S. National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month (In the US)

And since it is National Poetry Month, we have assembled a list of some dark and horror poetry for your perusal. As ever, this is not a definitive list, but hopefully a good start!  Let us know your favorites or the ones you are looking forward to reading. Love live our TBRs!

New To Dark Poetry? Start Here with Some Titles We Recommend  

Dark Poetry Covers Collage

The Apocalyptic Mannequin by Stephanie M. Wytovich
A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng
Candle and Pins by Jacqueline West
If You Died Tomorrow I would Eat Your Corpse by Wrath James White
Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch
A Complex Accident of Life by Jessica McHugh
Cradleland of Parasites by Sara Tantlinger
Burials by Jessica Drake-Thomas
Monstrum Poetica by Jezzy Wolf
Escaping the Body by Chloe N Clark
I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland
Severin: Poems by Lydian Faust
Field Guide to Invasive Species of Minnesota by Amelia Gorman
The Smallest of Bones by Holly Lyn Walrath
Exposed Nerves by Lucy A. Snyder

Looking for More? Books on Our TBR List

Another Dark Poetry Cover Collage

The Lies We Weave by Grace R. Reynolds
Crime Scene by Cynthia Pelayo
Underworld Lit by Srikanth Reddy
Elegies of Rotting Stars by Tiffany Morris
Altars and Oubliettes by Angela Yuriko Smith
Almighty Hotel by Sarah J Sloat
The Withering by Ashley Dioses
In the Crocodile Gardens by Saba Syed Razvi
Basement Gemini by Chelsea Margaret Bondar
Every Poem a Potion Every Song a Spell by Stephanie Parent

More Dark Poetry Covers

The Troublesome Amputee by John Edward Lawson
The Nature of Night by Jennifer Gordon
The Cry of the Ravven by Ravven White
The Saint of Witches by Avra Margariti
Breathe. Breathe. by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
Nightmares, Night Scares, Daydreams by Lori Jenessa Nelson
At Louche Ends by Maria Alexander
The Madness of Our Marrow by Amanda Crum
Creepy Little Death Poems by Tiffany Tang
How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda Addison

Even more dark poetry covers

When My Brother was an Aztec by Natalie Díaz
Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón
Whereas by Layli Long Soldier
Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen
Obit by Victoria Chang
Nature Poem by Tommy Pico
The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On by Franny Choi
Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith
Brute: Poems by Emily Skaja

Collaborations and Anthologies

Covers of Collaborations and Anthologies

Victims by Marge Simon & Mary Turzillo
Tortured Willows by Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, Geneve Flynn
The Place of Broken Things by Linda Addison & Alessandro Manzetti
Satan’s Sweetheart by Marge Simon & Mary Turzillo
Under Her Skin edited by Toni Miller, Lindy Ryan, Marge Simon
Final Girl by Lauren Milici and You Can’t Pick Your Genre by Emily O’Neill

Looking into Trying Your Hand At Writing Poetry?

Writing Poetry in the Dark

Writing Poetry in the Dark


Teresa creates the Shelf Edition posts, creates bookish lists and is a contributing reviewer at Horror Spotlight. You can find Teresa on Goodreads, and on Twitter.

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