Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Songs of the Shattered World: The Broken Hymns of Hastur


By Randy Stafford


Allen, John, ed. Songs of the Shattered World: The Broken Hymns of Hastur Limited Edition. Tickety Boo Press: 2016. Chapbook UK £12.00. 40 pages.


Oh the sin of writing such words, — words which are clear as crystal, limpid and musical as bubbling springs, words which sparkle and glow like the poisoned diamonds of the Medicis! Oh the wickedness, the hopeless damnation of a soul who could fascinate and paralyze human creatures with such words, — …

Randy StaffordColumn: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Songs of the Shattered World: The Broken Hymns of Hastur

“Demonstra” Wins an Elgin Award


Huge congratulations to Bryan Thao Worra, who just won an Elgin Award for Demonstra, the poetry collection published by yours truly, Innsmouth Free Press, last year!

The Elgin Awards, named for Science Fiction Poetry Association founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, chapbook and book. Worra won in the book category. Innsmouth friend Helen Marshall won the chapbook category for The Sex Lives of Monsters

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Interview: Bryan Thao Worra on “Demonstra”


Bryan Thao Worra is an award-winning Lao-American writer. An NEA Fellow in literature, he is a member of the Horror Writer Association and the Science Fiction Poetry Association. His work appears internationally, including in Innsmouth Free Press, Tales of the Unanticipated, Illumen, Astropoetica, Outsiders Within, Dark Wisdom, and Mad Poets of Terra. He is the author of several books of speculative poetry including the recently released Demonstra from Innsmouth Free Press. Visit him online …

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Found on the Net: H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon at San Diego Comic-Con

Bryan Thao Worra takes over this week’s Found on the Net. Enjoy!

The Necronomicon has appeared in many stories and movies, including Evil Dead.

If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, you will definitely want to catch the panel, “H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon: 75 Years of Mingling Fact and Fiction” convened by Aaron Vanek, chair of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (Los Angeles), which will feature an amazing list of Lovecraftian luminaries discussing the fabled Necronomicon in …

Bryan Thao WorraFound on the Net: H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon at San Diego Comic-Con

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, …

Bryan Thao WorraColumn: Innsmouth Intank: A Poetic Interview with Ann K. Schwader

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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Found on the Net: “Codex L’ng”

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Cardinal Cox is at it again. Periodically, this British gentleman releases free poetry pamphlets of Lovecraftian fiction. Cox has previously produced the Lovecraftian pamphlets Codex Cthulhapalooza (2010), Codex Dagon (2010) and Codex Ulthar (2011). This time comes Codex L’ng.

As you can imagine, the slim little pamphlet is inspired by the “inaccessible Leng” of H.P. Lovecraft and the “legends of the Tibetan land of gLing.” The pamphlet contains notes discussing some of the references used in …

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Found on the Net: Codex Ulthar

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is not really a Found on the Net because I didn’t find it on the Net, but I’ll be cheeky and let it slip. I get a fair amount of stuff in the mail for Innsmouth Free Press. Mostly, it consists of books for review. Sometimes, an odder item makes it into the PO Box. Codex Ulthar is one of those items.

The Codex is a slim, black-and-white pamphlet with a side-saddle staple, the kind that …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Codex Ulthar

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

Cthulhu Haiku Winners

We thank everyone who submitted a haiku to our Cthulhu Haiku contest. There were more than a hundred amazing submissions to wade through, but in the end there can be only three winners.

Congratulations to Megan R. Engelhardt from Ohio, Mark Sanchez from Michigan, and Michael D. Turner from Colorado.

And of course, a big thank you to GUD, Dreams and Nightmares, Shimmer, Permuted Press and author Karen L. Newman for providing us with some great prizes.…

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