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Nightmare’s Realm Table of Contents TOC

I feel extremely honored to have a short story in this weird fiction anthology edited by the great S. T. Joshi and published by Dark Regions Press. Years ago, before I officially returned to the horror field but was still … 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The following autobiographical essay was written in 2012, but remained unpublished until now.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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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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A new novella

Yesterday, after over four months of work, I finally completed my portion of “In the Gulfs of Dream,” a story I’m collaborating on with W. H. Pugmire for our forthcoming weird fiction collection from Dark Renaissance Books, Spectres of Lovecraftian … Continue reading

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My half of “The Stairway In The Crypt” – a collaborative short story with Wilum Pugmire

Today I did a final revision of my half of the short story “The Stairway In The Crypt.” It’s an “expanded beginning” that tells what happened before the story that Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire wrote. It was a challenge to imagine … Continue reading

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Taunting, twisting, wretching – concrete poetry from Wraethrom Chapter 11

This concrete poem immediately follows the last image I posted from my 1960s experimental novel, Wraethrom.  Of course, this was written before the advent of home computers, all in one draft, on a typewriter, on the fly.

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Concrete Poetry: Looking Through Old Boxes of Obsolete Articles — a clipping from my novel Wraethrom

It’s been quite a while since I posted any images from Wraethrom, the experimental / concrete poetry novel I wrote in the mid- 1960s.  Here’s a bit taken from Chapter 11:  

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