Araceli Toledo Olivar | LAS ESCAMAS DE PESCADO SECO & OTROS POEMAS — BAP

Investigadora y profesora mexicana. Licenciada en Lengua Extranjera por la Universidad Madero (UMAD), Maestra en Literatura Mexicana por la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) y Doctora en Literatura Hispanoamericana por la misma institución. Ha sido docente en la BUAP y en el Bachillerato Internacional 5 de Mayo (BUAP). Ha colaborado en publicaciones para la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana UAM […]

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SIX HORROR TALES OF ARTHUR MACHEN — Horror Delve

Born in Wales in 1863, Arthur Machen went on to become an acclaimed writer. His stories have proven highly influential down the decades, especially to prominent horror and weird tale writers such as H.P. Lovecraft, Ramsey Campbell and Stephen King. What follows is a look into an assortment of his works I recently read. STORIES: […]

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My Poetry Collection “Nocturne” is Free August 28 in Honor of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Birthday

August 28 is the birthday of the famous German author, poet, playwright, statesman, and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).  To celebrate, I am giving away copies of the e-version of my only poetry collection Nocturne:  Poems of Love, Distance, and the Night, a callous and disinterested lover.

Nocturne is a collection of my poetry written from the mid-80’s to mid-90s, a turbulent, fluid time in my life in many ways, but especially romantically. I have taken many of the poems written during those years and compiled them into a dark narrative capturing the emotional turmoil of a narrator who descends from romantic love for a woman into a lonely world of alcohol and night clubs, where his only love is the night that envelopes him psychologically, emotionally, and physically.  It is about 110 print pages in length and lavishly illustrated with photos I found in the public domain (no, those are not photos of me or my former paramours).

You can find it and my other works at my Amazon author’s page:  Amazon.com/author/philslattery.

I have tried to make this a wonderful experience for the reader, exploring the bliss of love to the depths of despair and then to resignation to one’s fate in an existential crisis.

Don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads!

While there, you might want to check out my other work on relationships: The Scent and Other Stories.  In this collection of short stories, I explore the dark, sometimes violent, sometimes twisted, sometimes touching side of love, the side kept not only from public view, but sometimes from our mates. Set in the modern era, these stories range from regretting losing a lover to forbidden interracial love in the hills of 1970’s Kentucky to a mother’s deathbed confession in present-day New Mexico to debating pursuing a hateful man’s wife to the callous manipulation of a lover in Texas.

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