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Ann K. Schwader


Schwader's most recent collection of weird verse, Twisted in Dream (Hippocampus Press), was published in December 2011. Wild Hunt of the Stars (Sam's Dot Publishing), a collection of dark science fiction poems, appeared in 2010 and was a Bram Stoker Award Finalist for that year. Her SF / Lovecraftian sonnet sequence, In the Yaddith Time (Mythos Books), preceded these in 2007. Her frequently dark poems have also been collected in Werewoman (Nocturnal Publications, 1990), The Worms Remember (Hive Press, 2001), and Architectures of Night (Dark Regions Press, 2003). In company with Keith Allen Daniels and Jerry H. Jenkins, she made up one-third of The Weird Sonneteers (Anamnesis Press, 2000). A selection of her science fiction poetry also appeared in the speculative anthology Time Frames (Rune Press, 1991). She has contributed poems to several Chaosium Press anthologies, including The Nyarlathotep Cycle, The Innsmouth Cycle, and The Book of Eibon, with others forthcoming. Her poems have also appeared in Tales of Jack the Ripper (Word Horde, 2013) , Deepest Darkest Eden (Miskatonic River Press 2013),  A Season in Carcosa (Miskatonic River Press 2012), Fungi (Innsmouth Free Press 2012),  Horror for the Holidays (Miskatonic River Pres,s 2011), Candle in the Attic Window (Innsmouth Free Press, 2011), and Future Lovecraft (Innsmouth Free Press, 2011).


Strange Stars & Alien Shadows, her first collection of Lovecraftian Mythos and other dark tales, was published in the fall of 2003 by Lindisfarne Press. Her short stories have also been anthologized in Dark Fusions, The Book of Cthulhu 2,  The Book of Cthulhu, Rehearsals For Oblivion, Horrors Beyond, Tales Out of Innsmouth, The Darker Side, and elsewhere.


Her fiction and verse have been published in such magazines as Fungi, Weird Fiction Review,  Dark Wisdom, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Dreams & Nightmares, Mythic Delirium, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Weird Fiction Review, and Space & Time. Her mainstream haiku have recently appeared in Haiku in English (W.W. Norton, 2013),  nothing in the window (Red Moon Press 2012),  Haiku 21 (Modern Haiku Press, 2011), Modern Haiku, big sky, carving darkness, and Frogpond, as well as online journals Heron's Nest, Notes from the Gean, and  A Hundred Gourds.


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