A Poem For All The Women Who Have Died To Live

I wrote this poem back in 2017. Facebook reminded me of it today. I've read it over and over again this evening. I've needed to. I hope it reaches another woman who needs it too. To All The Women Who Have Died To Live To all the women who have lived and died and lived… Continue reading A Poem For All The Women Who Have Died To Live

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

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

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

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

Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine : 5 Days Left To Submit

Folks, please make an old woman happy and submit art work or writing OR both for the relaunch issue of Wyrd Words And Effigies magazine!!! You have 7 days left to submit. I want to build this up to be the premier dark arts and literary mag out there...

Blogging In The Dark : Grimoire

Okay, so while Grimoire isn't necessarily a blog per se, I want to include it here anyway because it's one of the best things I've seen all week and it deserves to be furiously blogged about. I stumbled across it entirely by accident, like with most things of this ilk. It was another occasion where… Continue reading Blogging In The Dark : Grimoire

Your Eyes Burn Like Wild Fire

You might know, you might not, but I do photography sometimes. I'm also a poet. A couple of months ago an art curator got in touch with me after seeing my photography and words on Instagram, and asked if he could exhibit some of my work. I said sure, and yesterday I had my photography… Continue reading Your Eyes Burn Like Wild Fire

In The Hours Of Darkness Giveaway

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOzl8yMh8t3/?taken-by=katiemariemetcalfe What books do you have lined up for the new year? How do you fancy getting your hands on a copy of my latest poetry collection In The Hours Of Darkness? I am giving away 2 copies over on Instagram. Just head there and follow the instructions to be in with a chance of… Continue reading In The Hours Of Darkness Giveaway