Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s poem, “When I Start Leaving These By The Tree That Grows In Front of Your House, You Will Wish You Never Met Me” will appear in the horror anthology, Superstition this fall.

Superstition—coming Fall, 2022.

We have cast the stones, made sure the portal horseshoe is nailed with the luck pointing up, mumbled fervent prayers, and made oblations to our gods and patrons of fortune for the success of our upcoming anthology, Superstition. I’m happy to say that our initial rituals have met with success: Don and I have accepted Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s dark poem (or “sonnet spell”), “When I Start Leaving These By The Tree That Grows In Front Of Your House, You Will Wish You Never Met Me.”

I enjoy Juleigh’s longer titles, which she uses for some of her poems. They seem like more than just an introduction but an integrated part of the body of the poem itself. Besides being interesting to me for its own sake, this also allows her to deviate from each line containing ten syllables as she does with this offering.

Juleigh is best known as a poet and her work has appeared in many publications including The Deadlands, Dreams & Nightmares, Eye to the Telescope, Polu Texni, 34 Orchard, Midnight Echo, Noir Nation, and of course The Lost Librarian’s Grave to name just a few. Her latest collection of “sonnet spells” is titled Curses, Black Spells and Hexes and published by Alien Buddha Press.

Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s poem, “The Problem with the Bottling of Troublesome Spirits” will appear in the The Lost Librarian’s Grave horror anthology

The Lost Librarian’s Grave—coming October 1, 2021.

I am very pleased to announce that Juleigh Howard-Hobson graces us with a sample of her hermetic (in more than one way, perhaps) wisdom of shadowy things with her excellent poem, “The Problem with the Bottling of Troublesome Spirits.”

Juleigh’s work has appeared in multitudinous publications though she is best known for her poetry. She is a “firm believer in throwing literary breadcrumbs in any path that may hold them” and also publishes “fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews and articles.” Don and I are glad that Redwood Press is now one of those literary paths.

She lives in a “dark deep forest” (sounds familiar!) in the Pacific Northwest corner of the United States. She has been nominated for many awards including “The Pushcart, the Elgin and the Rhysling Awards.”

Check out Juleigh’s author page on Amazon. There are some interesting, fun-looking reads lurking there, and read her this October in The Lost Librarian’s Grave.

Rhonda Parrish’s poem, “The Grotesque” chosen for The Lost Librarian’s Grave horror anthology

The Lost Librarian’s Grave—coming October 1, 2021.

I am very happy to start the week by announcing that Don and I have chosen Rhonda Parrish’s poem, “The Grotesque,” for The Lost Librarian’s Grave anthology.

Rhonda is a prolific Canadian author and poet. So far, for 2021, she has received several Aurora Award nominations, including for her novel, Hollow, and a Rhysling Award nomination for her poem, “The Luck Eaters.”

Rhonda’s poem reminds me a little bit of Howard Lovecraft’s take on houses in several of his stories. Not exactly but enough that the remembrance made me smile. Probably because I’ve often had strange thoughts myself when I walk by or go into a very old domicile, especially if it appears abandoned.

Things are moving quickly now and we’ll have more announcements over the next few days.