Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

I have a daughter. She's nearly nine months. When she decides she wants a nap, be that at 2pm or 2am (she's not a predictable baby) I take the opportunity to make a video from one of my poems. Here are four I've made over the past four days. I'm new to this folks, so… Continue reading Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

Do You Wear Black? Do You Practice Witchcraft? Do You Write? Slice Of The Moon Books Needs You.

I think I failed to mention I launched a press the other week - Slice Of The Moon Books. Better late than never, I suppose! Though you might have found out about it if my previous post about our first publication UTBURD intrigued you enough and you followed the links I planted there. At Slice… Continue reading Do You Wear Black? Do You Practice Witchcraft? Do You Write? Slice Of The Moon Books Needs You.

UTBURD – An Illustrated Short Story

If you’re partial to some Scandinavian folk horror (and let's be honest, if you're here it's more than likely that you are) you may enjoy UTBURD, a short story I've written (that started life as a poem) which has been illustrated by Alessia Brusco, an Italian artist based in Sweden. It’s a tale about a… Continue reading UTBURD – An Illustrated Short Story

Dark Art & Creative Writing To Help You Bid Farewell To October

The few days after October are never easy. It seems that every year I sit and fret for hours about all the things I wish I'd done...all the leaves I should have collected and made into garlands, all the pies I should have baked with pumpkin flesh, all the conkers I should have brought in… Continue reading Dark Art & Creative Writing To Help You Bid Farewell To October

5 October Haiku By Mallory Rowe

As some of you may know, I was fully intending on re-launching Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine this year, however, it was not to be, at least not in 2017 anyway. I did receive some exceptional submissions of writing and art, and I felt awful that I wouldn't be able to publish them in printed… Continue reading 5 October Haiku By Mallory Rowe

Below

It was thanks to Haute Macabre that I was introduced to Below....'A lifestyle shop for the rest of us.'  I have talked about dozens of lifestyle stores on WW&E over the past several years, but Below  - which was born on All Hallows' Eve 2013 - looks to be one of the most special. Offering… Continue reading Below

Reading In The Dark : A Sort Of Review Of Trigger Warning By Neil Gaiman

When I first discovered the writing of Neil Gaiman, I. Was. Addicted. It was first his collection of short fictions and poetry Fragile Things, followed by his masterpiece The Sandman. The Sandman is, hands down, the best, and I mean the best comic book series in existence. If you haven't read it, I STRONGLY URGE… Continue reading Reading In The Dark : A Sort Of Review Of Trigger Warning By Neil Gaiman

There Will Be Poetry : Pinecone

My life has always been very much interwoven with what I post here on Wyrd Words & Effigies, and it's going to become even more so as my belly swells and my little shadow becomes a bigger shadow in my womb. I wrote a poem about my ultrasound the other day. I find it easier… Continue reading There Will Be Poetry : Pinecone

Becoming Dangerous : A Book About Ritual And Resistance

I received word this morning about a forthcoming book. A very fucking important forthcoming book - Becoming Dangerous : A Book About Ritual And Resistance. I swiftly went to investigate - meant I was late for work, but it didn't mater though because books are everything - and it immediately dawned on me that Becoming… Continue reading Becoming Dangerous : A Book About Ritual And Resistance

6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need

I always need more poetry in my life. Always. I do read poetry online, and I'm immensly grateful for poetry online. But it can't give me that same strong sense of deep satisfaction that holding a book and reading from it does. It used to be easier to indulge my curiosity when there was that… Continue reading 6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need