Poems Dead and Undead
Are you looking for a book to prolong that creepy Halloween spirit? Look no further than a recent addition to the Everyman’s Pocket Poets series: Poems Dead and Undead. This collection includes poems from ancient epics to contemporary poets, and the subjects range from ghosts, death, monsters, haunted houses, and vampires (among so many other creepy things!). There are even two poems by Tim Seibles about Blade; which, despite my prior experience with their subject, are quite poignant and subtle. People have been writing poems about the dead and undead for centuries, and the editors selected poems ranging from the darkly comedic to the genuinely heartbreaking. As a species we’ve been dealing with the subject of death (and, I suppose, undeath – if that’s even a word) for nearly as long as we’ve been alive. This selection beautifully captures that perpetual inquiry in a tome that is charming and special.
If you read this one and it barely satisfies your thirst for Halloween poetry, try another book from the same series: Poems Bewitched and Haunted!
Allie @ Central