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Stephanie M. Wytovich

Teoksen Hysteria: A Collection of Madness tekijä

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Sisältää nimen: Stephanie Wytovich

Tekijän teokset

Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (2013) 20 kappaletta
The Eighth (2016) 14 kappaletta
Brothel (2016) 9 kappaletta
Mourning Jewelry (2014) 8 kappaletta
An Exorcism of Angels (2015) 6 kappaletta
The Apocalyptic Mannequin (2019) 4 kappaletta
Toroa 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight (2016) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta
Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Anthology) (2016) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (2020) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Into the Forest: Tales of the Baba Yaga (2022) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders (2017) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Chiral Mad 3 (Anthology) (2016) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets (2018) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 (2017) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Under Her Skin (A Women in Horror Poetry Collection, 1) (2022) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Attack From the '80s (2021) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Best Horror of the Year, Volume Fifteen (2024) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas (2021) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Gothic Blue Book V: The Cursed Edition (2015) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
A Plague of Shadows: A Written Remains Anthology (2018) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology (2021) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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One caveat: I think I should mention first that I'd probably consider this a hybrid collection more so than a collection of poetry. The vast majority of the short prose works in the collection read, to me, more as flash fiction or as excerpts of longer fiction works, bridging the poems, and for the most part don't feel like poetry to me. The distinction is somewhat in the eye of the beholder, but in this case, the difference is stark enough that I have to mention it, especially since those pieces feel a lot less finished if I try to look at them through the lens of poetry vs flash fiction.

All that said....while there are some absolutely powerhouse poems in here, both short and on the longer side relative to the collection, the book as a whole does feel pretty uneven to me. At 150 pages, there's no doubt it's long for a poetry collection, and it feels a bit like the writer included every poem she'd written or drafted on the subject vs. choosing only the best of the works on the theme. And while I think I understood the project as a whole, the reading experience was brought down because of that uneven nature, with some poems and works of prose feeling far more polished and original than others, and some simply feeling like filler or repetitive. I'm left feeling like I absolutely want to read more of Wytovich's work, but in hopes that I'll find shorter, more tailored collections.
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whitewavedarling | Sep 22, 2023 |
More than just horror poetry

I am a big believer that the best horror often makes social commentary, and many poems in Hysteria fall into that category. Sure, some are just demented fun, but others use dark prose and gruesome imagery to make the reader think. Wytovich is good at both.
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JosephVanBuren | May 17, 2022 |


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