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Friday, June 16 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Quoth the Raven: The Rise of Dark Poetry

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Horror Poetry has risen to prominence in the field of horror writing. Why has poetry become so important to today's readers? How does horror or dark poetry differ from  other approaches to verse? Our panelists will talk about the state of poetry writing as well as offer advice for other poets and ways in which reading and/or writing horror poems can help all writers improve their craft.

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Marge Simon

I love reading and writing genre/speculative sf short fiction/flash and poetry--I've spent decades writing and reading; also, an artist-illustrator as well, I admire the work of Robert Payne Cabeen, Wendy Sabre-Core and Dani Serra, to name a few. I also enjoy a good wine and would... Read More →

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Timons Esaias

Timons Esaias is a satirist, poet, essayist and short fictionator. His works have appeared in twenty languages. A finalist for the BSFA, and winner of the 2005 Asimov's Readers Award for poetry, his story "Norbert and the System" has appeared in a textbook, and in college curricula... Read More →
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Sumiko Saulson

Social Media Manager, Horror Writers Association
Sumiko Saulson, authorWriter of Dark Speculative Fictionwwww.SumikoSaulson.comPronouns: ze/hir/hirsSumiko Saulson is a Bram Stoker and Elgin nominated poet and award-winning author of Afrosurrealist and multicultural sci-fi and horror. Author of the Bram Stoker nominated The Rat... Read More →
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Colleen Anderson

Colleen Anderson lives in Vancouver, BC and is a Canada Council and BC Arts Council grant recipient for writing. She has been widely published, and has performed her work before audiences in the US, UK and Canada. A Pushcart Prize, and multiple Aurora (poetry & anthology), Dwarf Stars... Read More →
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Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous magazines and anthologies such as Weird Tales, Nightmare Magazine, Southwest Review, Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8 & 15, as well... Read More →
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S. Alessandro Martinez

S. Alessandro Martinez is a Bram Stoker Award® -nominated author of Mexican and Spanish descent, and a native Southern Californian with Autism/Asperger’s who writes horror and fantasy for adults and children. His work has appeared in several magazines, websites, and anthologies... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Brighton III-IV