I was lucky enough to meet Stephanie at this month’s World Horror Convention in New Orleans. We jumped and giggled and hugged each other like little girls. She is absolutely delightful! And savvy. And smart. And her poetry is dark and lovely.
This is the cover reveal of her new poetry collection, Hysteria.
Steven Archer did the artwork. You can find him here and here.
SUMMARY: Asylums once used to confine those deemed mentally unfit linger, forgotten behind trees or urban development, beautiful yet desolate in their decay. Within them festers something far more unnerving than unlit corners or unexplained noises: the case files left to moulder out of sight, out of conscience. Stephanie M. Wytovich forces your hands upon these crumbling, warped binders and exposes your mind to every taboo misfortune experienced by the outcast, exiled, misbegotten monsters and victims who have walked among us. The poetry contained in Hysteria performs internal body modification on its readers in an unrelenting fashion, employing broad-spectrum brutality treatment that spans the physical to the societal, as noted in Stoker Award winner Michael A. Arnzen’s incisive introduction.
PREORDER AT: http://www.rawdogscreaming.com/books/hysteria.html