About Wyrd Words & Effigies

What Is Wyrd Words & Effigies & What’s It About?

Wyrd Words & Effigies blog is a celebration of life in the shadows and the things we find there. It’s a lifestyle blog curated by a wyrdo for wyrdos. It’s a path through the dark to wild, forbidden places. A journey across boundaries, which separate this world from others. Wyrd Words & Effigies works to feed into a wider, dark consciousness, and hopefully encourage individual growth, as the moon continues on its path.

The blog functions as a space for the sharing of mine – and others – wyrd life experiences through dark art and writing, experimental and ritualistic music, obscure fashion, the occult, pagan spiritualism, strange literature, nature and everything else in between. It’s my objective for wyrdos to think of this blog as home.

Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine

Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine: Issue 1 was launched back in 2014 as a collaboration with Nordland Publishing. I made the decision to theme each issue, and the first explores death, that inevitable dark. You can click on the image below to go to the download link.


2017 will see the re-launch of Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine and I am currently accepting submissions of art and creative writing on the theme of October. For more information, creep on over to the submissions page.

For all business and collaboration enquirers, please email: katiemariemetcalfe@hotmail.co.uk   

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About Katie The Creator Of Wyrd Words & Effigies


My name is Katie Metcalfe and I am an English woman living in Sweden with my partner Hravn Decmiester, my stepdaughter and our little pinecone (we’re expecting a baby!) I’m a writer, poet, blogger, photographer, publisher, enthusiast of the macarbe and pagan witch with a Northern fever. I’m generally too wyrd for most people.

Wyrd Words & Effigies was established in 2013 to document my strange life, my obsession with everything unsettling and to celebrate, inspire and support shadowy creatives.

I’m the author of several books, including In The Hours Of Darkness, a collection of poetry inspired by death, the occult and lunacy.

In 2009 while studying for a BA (Hons) in creative writing, I founded literary magazine Beautiful Scruffiness.  It ran for 5 issues and published over 100 writers from around the world including English poets Angela Readman and Bob Beagrie, and Finnish poet Esa Hirvonen.

I’m also the founder of blog the The Girl With Cold Hands, a homage to life in the far north, and the founder of the anorexia recovery blog We Roar Louder. I’m currently working on a poetry collection entitled  Arctic Fever, as well as a book about my impressions of Swedish culture.

If you’re interested in learning more about me, please follow the links below, you can also find me interviewed here on Vargamor, here on Bleaq and here on Unquiet Things.




My Photography

Stay forever wyrd, Katie.


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