The Hatch

I will do such things, King Lear shouts before the storm, What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be / The terrors of the earth.Drawing upon Edmund Burkes definition of the sublimethe odd beauty associated with fear and self-preservation; our astonished delight in what destroys, what overpowers and compels us toward darknessthese strange poems mine the sinister fault lines between weird fiction, expressionism, gothic horror, and notions of the absurd, cracking the mundane shell of our given metaphysical order. In the traditions of Nerval, Trakl, Schulz, Tadi, Poe, and contemporaries Aase Berg and Jeff Vandermeer, the wonderful disassociation brought to bear on the reader lies in the conjuring of unprecedented worlds, their myths and logics, their visions and transformationsworlds that resist interpretation almost successfully, and reveal to us the uncanny and nightmarish...


The Hatch Reviews

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Kathleen

"Your caretaker's son murdered you, which was only a rearrangement / of matter."

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Alexandra

This was an interesting set of poems. A story in each poem. Did not seem like a set of poetry at first but really nice.

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✨Tamara

“"I will do such things,” King Lear shouts before the storm, “What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be / The terrors of the earth.” Drawing upon Edmund Burke’s definition of the sublime—the odd beauty associated with fear and self-preservation; our astonished delight in what destroys, what overpowers and compels us toward darkness—these strange poems mine the sinister fault lines between weird fiction, expressionism, gothic horror, and notions of the absurd, cracking the mundane shell of ...more

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Joe Pan

A well-crafted solid fright of a book. Strange & brilliant.

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Ligia Perez

I breezed through this horror anthology quickly and blissfully. Each poem withstands on its own and gives off their fair share of creeps. This collection is one of those that you truly have to focus on to get the full effect that they try to evoke.

Thank you Netgalley and Brooklyn Art Press for the chance to read this horrifying collection.

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Jerrie (redwritinghood)

I received a copy of these poems from #netgalley in exchange for my review. If you enjoy writing that’s described as “a fever dream,” then these poems are for you. The language builds arresting and often disturbing or grotesque images. As well as that was done, however, I found the poems somewhat hollow.