“Had a great time with Leza Cantoral waxing philosophical about horror fiction, the meaning and purpose of art, and BDSM.”
Wrath James White
Had a rad time talking to Wrath about art, horror movies, Baudelaire, Giallo, BDSM, and the birth and origin of Killercon & the Gross Out Contest. We recorded this at Killercon, which is a lit convention for lovers of hardcore horror that he organizes & hosts. This was the first year that it took place in Austin, TX. Honestly, this was the most fun I have had at a writer con in a while. Horror people are so chill & cool. The Gross Out Contest was epic & I will be posting one of my favorite pieces from that by Michael Allen Rose. It was such a treat to meet Edward Lee. He was super cool & gave me cigarettes without being a dick about it. Join us on this very special episode of GET LIT WITH LEZA!
WRATH JAMES WHITE is a former World Class Heavy Weight Kickboxer, a professional Kickboxing and Mixed martial Arts trainer, distance runner, performance artist, and former street brawler, who is now known for creating some of the most disturbing works of fiction. WRATH is the author of such extreme classics as THE RESURRECTIONIST (now a major motion picture titled ‘Come Back To Me’) SUCCULENT PREY, and its sequel PREY DRIVE, YACCUB’S CURSE, 400 DAYS OF OPPRESSION, SACRIFICE, VORACIOUS, TO THE DEATH, THE REAPER, SKINZZ, EVERYONE DIES FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN, THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND SINS, HIS PAIN, POPULATION ZERO and many others. He is the co-author of TERATOLOGIST co-written with the king of extreme horror, Edward Lee, SOMETHING TERRIBLE co-written with his son Sultan Z. White, ORGY OF SOULS co-written with Maurice Broaddus, HERO and THE KILLINGS both co-written with J.F. Gonzales, POISONING EROS co-written with Monica J. O’Rourke, among others. His poetry collection IF YOU DIED TOMORROW I WOULD EAT YOUR CORPSE is out now through CLASH Books.
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
“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