In 2001, Michael A. Arnzen embarked upon ayear-long experiment in “electronic horror”which he called
Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems
to showcase it. When theseries ended, he converted
intoa home page or his horror creations, andlaunched
in September 2002.
—winner o the 2003 BramStoker Award or Superior Achievement in Alternative Forms—is Arnzen’s ree thrice-yearly e-mail newsletter or, in his own words,“all afcionados o the aberrant, readers o therepulsive, and browsers o the bizarre.”
is no mere press release. Eachissue is jam-packed with poetry, reviews,contests, weird news stories, strange fndingsrom the dim recesses o the Web, and writing prompts to inspire the most deranged o creative minds.
is Arnzen’scontribution to the global horrorcommunity, aiding and abetting ansand writers worldwide.
Arnzen in Multimedia
As anyone who has attended his readings canattest, Michael A. Arnzen’s stories and poemscan thrill as more than just plain text. Checkout
, Jim Minton’s compilationo short flm adaptations, or
, Arnzen’sown spoken-word perormance collection.
Praise for Michael A. Arnzen
“Nobody stabs right to horror’s black,ichorous heart quite like Arnzen. Learnrom this man.”—Nathan Rosen,editor o
“...the cratiest horror writer in the Biz... Arnzen has imagination pouring out o every orifce.”—D. Harlan Wilson,author o
“Arnzen could probably fnd a way to scareus with punctuation.”—
“[Arnzen’s] ingenuity o plot and startling resolutions rival the work o any horrorauthor publishing short fction... As timepasses it will become increasingly obviousthat Michael A. Arnzen is a strong andimportant voice in horror fction.”—
“Michael A. Arnzen, award winning poet and fction writer, can always be counted onto approach the grotesque and the visceralwith wit and, oten, compassion...but beprepared: Arnzen doesn’t hold back, and hisimagery is both visceral and explicit.”—
Detail from “Collision of Skulls” © 2011 Michael A. Arnzen
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Directed by Jim Minton2006, Poeticollage
An internationalcollaboration o darkcinema, based on the poetry and shortstories o Michael A. Arnzen.
2007, Raw Dog Screaming Press
Not just another audiobook. Arnzen perorms16 poems and stories, complete with soundeects and his own original music. Availableon CD or digital download.