Howell has given the literary world a truly unique offering which finds the common ground between poetry, horror, and (human) nature.

Gamble’s work extends beyond voice; her voice attains a sense of personhood.

As a poet she is part stunning spectacle, part strangulation, with the ability to make a reader gasp as if before a freefall, a contraction.

In the same way a person in a straight jacket appears both contained and yet not, these poems throb and push against their form.

  • Flies” by Michael Dickman, Rattle, 2012

I have breaking news for the literary world; you can judge Michael Dickman’s award-winning book, Flies, by its cover.

It’s like my father just walked in wearing a Tupac t-shirt.