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TRAGEDY QUEENS is the culmination of my longtime obsession with Sylvia Plath & Lana Del Rey. These incredible artists have been my muses for years & it is to them that I dedicate this collection of stories inspired by their works & life. If you read Ariel & wondered how those poems would look like as stories, or if you read The Bell Jar & it spoke to your soul, this collection is going to make you cry in all kinds of ways. If Lana Del Rey songs are your jam & her videos transport you to words of glamour & melodrama, you will fall in love with the voices singing in these pages.
FEATURING THE VOICES OF
KATHRYN LOUISE, PATRICIA GRISAFI, DEVORA GRAY, MAX BOOTH III, LAURA DIAZ DE ARCE, CHRISTINE STODDARD, TIFFANY MORRIS, BRENDAN VIDITO, LORRAINE SCHEIN, ASHLEY INGUANTA, TIFFANY SCANDAL, LISA MARIE BASILE, GABINO IGLESIAS, FARAH ROSE SMITH, MONIQUE QUINTANA, JC DRAKE, CARA DIGIROLAMO, LARISSA GLASSER, VICTORIA DALPE, MANUEL CHAVARRIA, LAURA LEE BAHR, SELENE MACLEOD, STEPHANIE WYTOVICH
With this Anthology
I wanted the equivalent of a mixtape
of stories inspired by these incredible muses.
This is my album
it is called
WRATH JAMES WHITE is known for his hardcore horror fiction. In life as in his art, he does not hold back. He gives himself, heart, body & soul in every task he undertakes. These poems & stories spoke to me on every level. If you are a romantic like me, but you find 50 Shades way too vanilla, this is the perfect collection of love poems for you.
Poems of the Erotic, the Romantic, the Violent, and the Grotesque
“Wrath James White’s poems are red and wet love songs to a pillory, set to the beat of a flogging whip–the kind of sweet nothings Barker’s Cenobites would whisper. If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse is full of “blood and sex and viscera.” There are no safe words here.”
Bracken MacLeod, author of 13 VIEWS OF THE SUICIDE WOODS and the Bram Stoker Award nominated novel, STRANDED.
“An exquisite collection exploring the lubricious carnality of love, lust, and the nightmarish pleasure of being human.”
Jessica McHugh, author of The Train Derails in Boston
“It will leave you raw and dripping.”
Amber Fallon, author of The Warblers
“You should know what you’re getting into with this one. If Bataille had had an Instagram, if de Sade had met Clive Barker at a bus stop and gone back to his place. If you think art is not about making friends and Love is not about coming home alive, this is a book for you. It makes no excuses or pretensions. It wants to shock you, and guess what: it does. But at the bottom of all that blood, there’s a tenderness.”
Cooper Wilhelm, author of Dumbheart/Stupidface