Column: Innsmouth Intank: A Poetic Interview with Ann K. Schwader

Welcome to the Innsmouth Inktank! In this new column, we’ll be looking at all manner of squamous and meandering musings for the literati of Innsmouth and beyond. This month, we interview horror poet Ann K. Schwader!

Ann K. Schwader’s most recent collection of dark verse, Twisted in Dream, was published by Hippocampus Press in 2011. Her fiction and poetry have recently appeared in The Book of Cthulhu, The Book of Cthulhu 2, A Season in Carcosa, …

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Review: Twisted in Dream: The Collected Weird Poetry of Ann K. Schwader

By Randy Stafford

Schwader, Ann K. Twisted in Dream: The Collected Weird Poetry of Ann K. Schwader. Hippocampus Press, 2011. USD $15.00. ISBN 978-1-61498-004-9.

Yes, I’m talking about poetry. Don’t roll your eyes and click on the next page.

This isn’t that kind of poetry, no odd-looking bits of text that seem to be mumbling something behind a screen of obscure language and esoteric allusions. I assure you this isn’t like that stuff your old English teacher made you …

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Micro-interview: Ann K. Schwader

Candle in the Attic Window, an anthology of Gothic horror, is the latest release from Innsmouth Free Press. We are interviewing some of the book’s contributors. Today Ann K. Schwader talks about her poem, “The Ba-Curse”.

What makes your poem Gothic?
Ancient Egypt has been a source of inspiration for Gothic writers from Bram Stoker (The Jewel of Seven Stars) and H.P. Lovecraft (“Under the Pyramids”) to Anne Rice (The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned). …

IFPMicro-interview: Ann K. Schwader

Found on the Net: Welcome to Little Yuggoth

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The recent discovery of a new moon orbiting Pluto can only mean one thing: Welcome to Little Yuggoth.

The tiny moon found with the Hubble Space Telescope –  called “P4” for now  –  brings the number of known Plutonian satellites to four.

Scientists are thinking this means some big discoveries for NASA’s New Horizons probe when it flies by Pluto in 2015. Discoveries like a bunch of Mi-Go or a certain fungi? Because, as any Lovecraft fan …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Welcome to Little Yuggoth

Micro-interview: Ann K. Schwader

Ann K. Schwader’s story “Scream Saver” appears in the Fall 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

Ann K. Schwader lives, writes and accumulates far too many books in Westminster, Colorado. Her Lovecraftian/SF sonnet sequence, In the Yaddith Time, was published by Mythos Books in 2007. Her short fiction collection, Strange Stars & Alien Shadows, appeared from Lindisfarne Press in 2003, and her first Lovecraftian poetry collection, The Worms Remember, was published in 2001 by …

IFPMicro-interview: Ann K. Schwader

Scream Saver

By Ann K. Schwader

The fractal on Halpin’s screen writhed through a dozen color shifts in as many seconds. One flowed into many, many into one – and the gaps between were jagged mouths, gnawing at a void blacker than imagination.

Susan backed away from her colleague’s desk. “Where did you download this thing?”

“It’s a distributed computing project. Strictly volunteer.”

He tapped one corner of the screen, where translucent spikes stabbed in counterpoint to the fractal’s movements.

“That’s got …

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