Horror Writers Association releases its ninth Poetry Showcase

The ninth Poetry Showcase, featuring the best original dark poetry, will be released on November 7, 2022. Photo: Amazon

On November 7, 2022, Horror Writers Association (HWA) will be releasing its ninth annual Poetry Showcase, featuring the best original dark poetry from the past year. This year’s showcase includes poets such as Stephanie M. Wytovich, Geneve Glynn, Naomi Simone Borwein, and dozens of poems from the talented members of the Horror Writers Association. (Horror Writers Association, 2022)

Angela Yuriko Smith edited this year’s Poetry Showcase. Along with judges Lee Murray, Maxwell I. Gold, and Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito, Angela chose the 50 poems that make up the table of contents. Kyra Starr created the cover artwork and pays tribute to Peter Adam Salomon, the founder of both the HWA Showcase and National Dark Poetry Day.

“This year’s Poetry Showcase contains dark verse that would make poetry lovers everywhere proud.” – Angela Yuriko Smith

The poets featured in the 2022 Showcase are: Mary A. Turzillo, Christina Sng, Alessandro Manzetti, Victoria Nations, K. H. Vaughan, Cassondra Windwalker, Jacqueline West, Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge, Lucy A. Snyder, Colleen Anderson, E. F. Schraeder, Sara Tantlinger, Ann K. Schwader, Corinne Hughes, Monica S. Kuebler, Janine Cross, Kathryn Ptacek, Holly Lyn Walrath, Gary Robbe, Marge Simon, Stephanie Ellis, R. Leigh Hennig, Austin Gragg, M. Lopes da Silva, Denise Dumars, Gordon Linzner, Saytchyn Maddux-Creech, Ross E. Lockhart, Teel James Glenn, Bruce Boston, John Claude Smith, Roni Stinger, Dan B. Fierce, Madison McSweeney, Steven Clapp, Rook Riley, Timothy P. Flynn, Dianthe West, Lori R. Lopez, Terrie Leigh Relf, Lisa Becker, Donna K. Fitch, Ai Jiang, J.E. Erickson, and Gerri Leen.

The Horror Writers Association is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world. The HWA is dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. This organization was founded in 1980, and currently has over 1,400 members across numerous countries, including Australia, Denmark, Costa Rica, India, and many more. It is the oldest, most professional organization for writers who have a deep appreciation for the horror genre.



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