The canon of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the foremost writers of dark and atmospheric fiction and poetry, offers readers haunted shores teeming with various erudite men brooding in the waning light over their feelings for unobtainable women. Yet, whether the tales or verses are grotesque or sinister, Poe’s narrators are Outsiders, dealing with emotions that so many queer individuals feel: isolation and abandonment as well as loneliness and lost love. In Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, editor Steve Berman has assembled a range of tales that queer the prose and poetry of the Poe, the man himself, as well as dark and eerie stories about reading Poe’s work.
Twenty-six poems and stories by:
Christopher Barzak • Steve Berman • Richard Bowes • Satyros Phil Bucato • Seth Cadin • Máiréad Casey • Matthew Cheney • Ray Cluley • Peter Dubé • L.A. Fields • Alex Jeffers • Kyle S. Johnson • Collin Kelley • Terra LeMay • Chip Livingston • Heather Lojo • Clare London • Ed Madden • Ronna Magy • Nick Mamatas • Jeff Mann • John Mantooth • Silvia Moreno-Garcia • Tansy Rayner Roberts • Cory Skerry • Daniel Nathan Terry