Thursday, December 31, 2015

Vul Ravin

It's the last day of the year, which brought to mind evil forests (don't ask me why), so I thought it was a perfect time for my poem about the most evil forest you can imagine. It's entitled 'Vul Ravin' (after the aforementioned place of evil). (If that name sounds familiar, it's probably because it's part of the web address for my blog.) I hope you enjoy the dark ride.... (Oh, and Happy New Year!!!)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Shuddery Tale

This week I'm reading 'A Shuddery Tale' by the eminent, Australian, Weird poet Charles Lovecraft.

Merry Chthulhumas!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Annabel Lee (My 25th reading!)

This week I'm reading 'Annabel Lee' by Poe which was my mother's favorite poem and my first exposure to Dark literature. So, I only have her to blame for starting my lifelong obsession with all things Weird. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Sorcerous Scribe

This week I'm continuing the K. A. Opperman theme with my poem 'The Sorcerous Scribe' which just happens to be dedicated to him! It appears in the tribute section of his ominous grimoire 'The Crimson Tome' from Hippocampus Press.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Shadow of the Reaper

This week I'm reading another poem by K. A. Opperman 'The Shadow of the Reaper'. Click here to purchase his first collection 'The Crimson Tome' from Hippocampus Press.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Hidden Pool

This week we return once again to the classic Weird with 'The Hidden Pool' by George Sterling.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


This week I'm reading my poem 'Nightfall'. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 12, 2015


This week I'm reading Ashley Dioses' poem 'Carathis' which received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year volume 7. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Dead Man's Hate!

This week we're back to classic Weird with Robert E. Howard's 'Dead Man's Hate'. This is a truly amazing poem that soars on all levels! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Hallowe'en!

In celebration of Hallowe'en, I've done a reading of my Hallowe'en themed poem 'The Death of Twilight'. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 29, 2015


This week I'm reading 'Rune' another poem by the redoubtable Wade German! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


This week we're back for a taste of classic Weirdness with 'Averoigne' by Clark Ashton Smith.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Invocation to Dispel Loneliness on Insomniac Nights

This week a treat for you insomniacs out there. Dan Clore's 'Invocation to Dispel Loneliness on Insomniac Nights'. (Believe me you won't sleep after this....)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Thing on the Mountain

This week were back to a poem of mine. Ware 'The Thing on the Mountain'!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Ancient Track

In honor of this weekend's H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR, I am reading HPL's poem 'The Ancient Track'. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Ballad of Harold Gloom

This week I'm reading 'The Ballad of Harold Gloom' by the fabulous balladeer and "Bard of Brandeis" Adam Bolivar. Check out his blog here.

Thursday, September 17, 2015


This week's reading is of my poem 'Harrow'. Dare you journey there...?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Kraken

Tonight we return to the classics with Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'The Kraken'. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this journey into the Abyss....

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Check out this week's reading

Tune in tomorrow night at 6pm PDT for this week's journey into the Weird....

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Lover's Sorceress

This week's reading is 'A Lover's Sorceress' by fabulous Weird poet Ashley Dioses. Check out her blog here. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Cave of Ebon Boughs

This week we're back to my sonnet cycle with sonnet 3 'The Cave of Ebon Boughs'. Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Conqueror Worm

Welcome back! For this weeks reading we're heading back to the classics with my rendition of 'The Conqueror Worm' by Edgar Allen Poe. Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Prepare to be Conquered!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 6pm PST for your weekly dose of terror!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Dark Road

For my inaugural weekly reading I'm continuing with my sonnet cycle 'The Dark Road from Yorehaven'. Tonight sonnet two 'The Dark Road'. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tune in every Thursday night for new Weird poetry recitations....

Yes, friends, starting tomorrow (Thursday, 8/13/15) I will be posting a new video reading every Thursday evening at 6pm PST! I will continue to read my own poetry, poetry by other fabulous contemporary poets and classics from the past.

So, tune in tomorrow at 6 for your next dose of chilling horror!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Fatal Flower

This is my reading of 'The Fatal Flower' a poem by my good friend K. A. Opperman from his inaugural poetry collection 'The Crimson Tome' available from Hippocampus Press.

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Song of the Werewolf Folk

Hello again--I'm back this time with my first reading of a classic Weird poem. I've chosen 'A Song of the Werewolf Folk' by Robert E. Howard, as it's one of my favorites (possibly my favorite!). This one should definitely by listened to with headphones in the dark!

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Streets of Yorehaven and Wade German, too!

Well, as promised many moons ago, here's another sonnet from my cycle in progress 'The Dark Road from Yorehaven'.'The Streets of Yorehaven' is the first sonnet in the cycle. I hope you enjoy it!

Also, as an added bonus, I'm posting my reading of 'December in the Druid Woods' by Wade German from his Elgin Award nominated collection 'Dreams from a Black Nebula'.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Phosphorescent Fungi

'The Phosphorescent Fungi' is the 4th sonnet in my cycle 'The Dark Road From Yorehaven'. Fear not! I will be posting the first 3 in due time. In sequence, they tell the tale of a journey into terror, but they certainly can stand on their own. So, dim the lights and prepare yourself for 'The Phosphorescent Fungi'....

Let me know what you think. Much more to come.... 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Yes, I'm still alive!

Yes, it's been forever since I graced this page....

I'm going to start posting video readings of my poems, some classic stuff and some amazing things by poets you just have to hear! Check back soon for all the mind rending horror....

I spent last weekend in Portland, OR at the 2015 Cthulhucon. It was an amazing time one of the best of my life, no exaggeration!!! I met some great writers, viewed some great art, listened to some great author readings and panel discussions and attended a party at Jason and Sunni Brock's where I got writing advice from William F. Nolan! Oh, and I went berserk and bought a two foot stack of books and an awesome pen and ink drawing entitled 'The October Man'. The artist's first name was Paul, but I can't remember his last name. I'll have to track it down somehow, because it is an amazing image that reflects my strange view of the world! Oh, I'm also going to post reviews as I make my way through that imposing stack.

Until next time (soon!) that's the word from The Black Pool....