Lee Murray reviewed my latest dark poetry collection WAR (written in collaboration with Marge Simon) released by Crystal Lake Publishing in June 2018.
"With its absolutely stunning cover art by Wendy Saber Core, and provocative interior images by Stefano Cadroselli, War: Dark Poems is a fitting production for a collection by two of the world’s best contemporary poets: Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti. It’s Manzetti’s fifth poetry collection, and Simon’s tenth, so they know a few things about putting together a thematically cohesive collection. War does exactly that, bringing together 32 stunning poems, some solo, some collaborative, and set in a range of battlegrounds spanning history and cultures. The poems are chillingly brutal, imbued with the waste and the depravity of war, but the way these poets tell describe it is bewitching, the images too startlingly vivid to look away. In these lines, where children are “cut to pieces, scattered everywhere, like pomegranate seeds freed from their peel” and “Ezra and Emmanuel are sewn together”, there are moments of softness too, tiny snippets of beauty to lull us into complacency, like cloaks thrown carelessly over chairs, and a soldier’s letters “scented with Muguet”. A sublime collection from two of the best. "
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Eventi, Notizie, New Release
Ultima Uscita (in Italiano)
Prossima Uscita (in Italiano)
Novembre 2018: IL CUSTODE DI CHERNOBYL (Romanzo dark-thriller) - Cut Up Publishing
Latest Releases (in English)
WAR -Dark Poems (written in collaboration with Marge Simon). Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2018. Available at Amazon
Awards - Latest News
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
The Beauty of Death 2 - Death by Water, edited by me and Jodi Renee Lester, was nominated for This Is Horror Awards 2017, in Anthology of the Year category
IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE - Independent Legions Publishing. Edizione Collection a tiratura limitata, disponibile sullo Store dell'Editore
Disponibile su Amazon, per Independent Legions, l'edizione digitale e cartacea della novelette SUPRÊME.
New Release: The Garden of Delight from Comet Press.
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in Italiano: Disponibile da Dicembre 2016: Carne Cruda di Richard Laymon e Caleb Battiago (Cut Up Publishing), Acquista su Amazon
Altre Pubblicazioni Recenti - Antologie
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 from Comet Press. It contains my story 'Kozmic Blues'
Latest Reviews (in English)
NARAKA Bizzarre Video Review by B.L.U.R.B.
Ultime Recensioni (Italiano)
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