My latest dark poetry collection NO MERCY (Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2017) reviewed by Judi Comeau at The Tomb of Dark Delight: "Bram Stoker Award winning author Alessandro Manzetti’s most recent poetry collection is centered upon in the famous—and infamous—hard-drinking, hard-drugging blues legend Janis Joplin. Joplin, who lived a short, incandescent life that is incandescently recalled here in searing language that brings to life the sadness and brilliance of a sad and tortured soul whose ragged moans of pain and anger became the centerpiece of a generation. This collection is more than a tribute to Joplin, however, it is a dark tribute to the blues in all of its forms, from the alleyways and gin joints to the blues-like artist’s life led by Frida Kahlo, who famously said, “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” These are dark poems of longing and dark desires that read like a Miles Davis riff and conjure deep notes of alienation and portent. Joan of Arc’s death by fire is on May 30, 1431 is described in molten horror in “The Maiden”, and the lost child, Janis Joplin, is brought back to furious life in “The Resurrection of the Pearl.” Take a ride on “The Ghost Subway”, where the drunken and the lost travel eternally, or join the madness of the last man in a lost city, or perhaps a lost world in “Apocalyptic Mass.” Surrealism meets horror in this eclectic and absorbing collection of dark imagery"
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Contracts signed with Necro Publications for the release (in English) of the books: SHANTI - THE HOLY CITY (Nove, 2019), THE RADIOACTIVE BRIDE (Collection, 2019) and NEW SODOM (Novel, 2020
My novel NARAKA and the poetry collection WAR (written with Marge Simon) listed on on the Preliminary Ballot for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards®
The Anthology MONSTERS OF ANY KIND, edited by me and Daniele Bonfanti, has been nominated for the Splattepunk Awards 2019
Ultime uscite (in Italiano)
Disponibile In tutte le librerie, per Cut Up Pubishing, il nuovo romanzo dark thriller IL CUSTODE DI CHERNOBYL
Latest Releases (in English)
WAR -Dark Poems (written in collaboration with Marge Simon). Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2018. Available at Amazon
In uscita (in Italiano)
In uscita a giugno 2019 il nuovo romanzo NUOVA SODOMA - La Resurrezione del Re Osceno
Forthcoming Books in English
My new collection, THE RADIOACTIVE BRIDE, will be released in Q3 2018 by Necro Publications. My new novel NEW SODOM will be released in Q2 2020 by Necro Publications.
Awards - Latest News
My novel NAKARA and the poetry collection WAR listed on the Preliminary Ballot for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards®
The poem 'White Siege' (written with Marge Simon), from WAR collection, nominated for the 2019 Rhysling Awards.
Poetry collection 'No Mercy' and the Anthology 'The Beauty of Death 2' are nominees of the Stoker Awards 2017
The poems 'Frida's Monster' 'Apocalyptic Mass' and 'A Dream of Milk and Blood' were nominated for the 2018 Rhysling Award
Pubblicazioni Recenti (ITA)
Disponibile su Amazon, per Independent Legions, l'edizione digitale e cartacea della novelette SUPRÊME.
Latest Reviews (in English)
NARAKA Bizzarre Video Review by B.L.U.R.B.
Ultime Recensioni (Italiano)
Pubblicazioni come Editor
11/15 Maggio - Las Vegas
'The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly.