Tuesday, May 11, 2010


SPORES FROM SHARNOTH AND OTHER MADNESSES by Leigh Blackmere (Sydney; 2008,Prea )
ISBN 978-0-9804625-2-4  $13.50 AUS  Overseas customers should contact the publisher at DannyL58@hotmail.com  .

This is essentially the professional debut of an Australian poet who specialises in poetry in the weird tradition. especially sonnets set in Lovecraft's universe  His work shows a close and strong devotion to the Lovecraft tradition. However he has no hesitation to go beyond Lovecraft and sonnets in writing excellent poetry of the weird.  My favorite poem in the collection is a haiku.


The dripping tallow
Wail of child in distant dark
The laughter of fear

If you love Lovecraft and admire formal poetic form and structure then this professional debut collection must be in your collection.

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