Gothic Readers Book Club

The Gothic Readers Book Club is a gathering of like-minded souls who read Gothic literature. Our goal is promote the best in modern and classic Gothic literature from around the globe.

Garry Kilworth has put together a fantastic collection of poetry in  Poems, Peoms and Other Atrocities. The collection features the work of both  Garry Kilworth and Robert Holdstock. While not all of the selections are dark poetry, most touch on some of the most powerful shadows in our lives. The collection's divided into sections. Life and Death and War naturally reach into the darkest places in our souls. Even the section on Love touches on the haunting strains of Gothic. In "Shield Man," the author promises to take "the first blow" and "never fail at the task" of protecting those he loves. A powerful sentiment, but one that lingers with the hint of the impossible. "Letter to Lavinia" has the essence of the Poe infused in every line. Gothic poetry is not lost. Find it here.

If You Like: Shelley, Poe, Keats


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