Experimental Poet F. A. Nettelbeck

Here’s a great piece on poet F. A. Nettelbeck by Stephen Kessler.  He sees in Nettelbeck what I saw: a unique literary genius hidden under a rough exterior.  Link: http://www.santacruz.com/news/2011/01/24/f._a._nettelbeck_outlaw_poet

It’s been a little over two years since F. A. died.  I never got a chance to tell him how much I value his book Bug Death.  I didn’t find a copy until after he passed away.  We had been corresponding for about a year at the time of his death.  I had a vague plan to interview him at some point, once I’d located and read Bug Death, but it never happened.  I was very curious to know how much of a plan he had when he wrote the book, or if it was all done by instinct.  I guess I’ll never know.  It’s a pretty amazing book that deserves to be reprinted.


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 Shoggoth.net. 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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2 Responses to Experimental Poet F. A. Nettelbeck

  1. lizhenry says:

    I was just thinking of him and Bug Death and THIS IS IMPORTANT again today. Reading Vidhu Aggarwal’s book The Trouble with Humpadori and bits of it made me laugh and feel vast and expansive and mind-blown…..

  2. David Barker says:

    It’s good to hear that someone still remembers Nettelbeck.

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