Verb Syrup: Experimental Novel 1960s

Here are a couple more clippings from Chapter 8 of Wraethrom.  The first one has imagery related to printed and spoken language.  I like the early computer reference “I.B.M. punchdrunk wordcard stack deck verb syrup laugh morning glory writ down.”

The second one reminds me very much of some of the scenes in the experimental novel I wrote after Wraethrom, Death At The Flea Circus (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2011).  The trapeze girl, unrolling the scroll, the interview format, very much foreshadow the narrative in Flea Circus.


About David Barker

David Barker is the author of two works of weird horror fiction written in collaboration with W. H. Pugmire: The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal and In the Gulfs of Dream & Other Lovecraftian Tales (both books were published by the now defunct Dark Renaissance Books, but copies are still available from Dark Regions Press.) Barker and Pugmire also collaborated on a Lovecraftian horror novel, Witches In Dreamland, which will be published by Hippocampus Press, possibly in late 2017. Recently, his stories and poems have appeared in Fungi, Cyaegha, Spectral Realms, The Art Mephitic, The Audient Void, The Indiscriminate Mixture and on He has a short story in the weird fiction anthology, Nightmare's Realm, edited by S. T. Joshi and published in 2017 by Dark Regions Press. He also has published several works of horror and bizarro fiction as Kindle ebooks, including the bizarro zombie novel Dead Guys in Packards. Together with Jordan Hofer, David Barker has written two nonfiction books about UFOs and alien abduction: Little Gray Bastards (published in 2016 by Schiffer Publishing) and Unidentifiable Flying Objects (due in Fall 2017 from Schiffer.)
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One Response to Verb Syrup: Experimental Novel 1960s

  1. Excellent experimental poem my friend.

    You should stop by my page and check it out. you and I have some poetry in common.

    ~Charlie Z

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