My latest dark poetry collection WAR (written with Marge Simon, Crystal Lake Publishing, june 2018) reviewed by Angela Yuriko Smith.
"Beautiful words for an ugly topic—War by Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti lay bare the bones of conflict and display them, every detail, for us to examine from the safe confines of our living rooms.
Raw, political and very real, these poems don’t hold back with their messages. The imagery is vivid, painting a mural of death across the reader’s mind. The poems don’t focus on any particular war, but offer a varied box of experiences. From jungle to desert and everywhere between, we are given a glimpse of the tragedy we wreak upon ourselves.
Without sounding like a 70s protest, the verses in War don’t come across as judgmental. They state facts and provide the experience so that we may judge. Besides the lovely writing, I have to give major credit to the illustrator as well.
Stefano Cardoselli has taken my breath away with his complex and engaging images. Darkly humorous, I found myself spending as much time looking at his art as I did reading and thinking about the poetry.
A wonderful book, I highly recommend it and wish Simon, Manzetti and Cardoselli all the best with this powerful book."
Read the review at Angela Yuriko Smith Website.
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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.