Category Archives: Poetry

A list of my King In Yellow (KIY) stories and poems

Last summer I was asked about the poems and short stories I’ve written that were inspired by Robert W. Chamber’s 1895 book of weird horror fiction, The King In Yellow, and came up with this list: “Audience at Sunset” (poem, … Continue reading

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Poet and small press editor Harry Calhoun has died

Sadly, poet and small press editor Harry Calhoun passed away on October 31, 2015. I didn’t know him well, but we had some very pleasant exchanges by mail and/or email and he sent me at least one, and possibly more … Continue reading

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My Life as a Lovecraftian, by David Barker

The following autobiographical essay was written in 2012, but remained unpublished until now. I’m posting it on my blog to more or less explain my sudden reemergence as a horror author. From what I hear, many authors have taken a … Continue reading

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John Kay on the late Al Masarik

My old pal, poet and photographer John Kay, made this comment when I posted on Facebook about the recent death of poet Al Masarik: “I took many of his poems for my magazine, MAG, at the time, and always loved … Continue reading

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A. D. Winans on the late Al Masarik

Poet Al Winans kindly allowed me to quote from the following post he made on Facebook about his friendship with the late poet, Al Masarik, who died on January 4th, 2015. ********* “Jill (Masarik’s wife) notified me the day it … Continue reading

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Poet Al Masarik has died

Al Masarik, a poet well known in the small press magazine scene of the 1960s and 70s, died in the early hours of January 4, 2015. I don’t recall having had any contact with him back then, although it’s possible, … Continue reading

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Contents & Cover for The Lemurian # 4, February, 1991

Issue #4 of my H. P. Lovecraft fanzine, The Lemurian — An Eldritch Personal Journal, published in February, 1991, was eight pages long.  The cover art was by my old pal, Ron DiGiacomo.  The contents are: “Necronomicon Notes” – David … Continue reading

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