Angela Yuriko Smith edited this year’s Poetry Showcase. In addition to judges Lee Murray, Maxwell I. Gold, and Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito, Angela likewise chose the 50 poems that make up the table of contents. Kyra Starr created the cover artwork and it pays tribute to Peter Adam Salomon, the founder of both the HWA Showcase and National Dark Poetry Day.
Angela says, “This year’s Poetry Showcase contains dark verse that would make poetry lovers everywhere proud.”
This Year’s Featured Poets in HWA’s Showcase
Significantly, the poets that have had their work chosen for the 2022 Showcase are Mary A. Turzillo, Christina Sng, Alessandro Manzetti, Victoria Nations, K. H. Vaughan, Cassondra Windwalker, Jacqueline West, Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge, Lucy A. Snyder, Colleen Anderson, E. F. Schraeder, Sara Tantlinger, Ann K. Schwader, Corinne Hughes, Monica S. Kuebler, Janine Cross, Kathryn Ptacek, Holly Lyn Walrath, Gary Robbe, Marge Simon, Stephanie Ellis, R. Leigh Hennig, Austin Gragg, M. Lopes da Silva, Denise Dumars, Gordon Linzner, Saytchyn Maddux-Creech, Ross E. Lockhart, Teel James Glenn, Bruce Boston, John Claude Smith, Roni Stinger, Dan B. Fierce, Madison McSweeney, Steven Clapp, Rook Riley, Timothy P. Flynn, Dianthe West, Lori R. Lopez, Terrie Leigh Relf, Lisa Becker, Donna K. Fitch, Ai Jiang, J.E. Erickson, and Gerri Leen to conclude.
HWA is Devoted to Horror
The Horror Writers Association is a nonprofit organization of writers coupled with publishing professionals around the world. The HWA is dedicated to promoting dark literature as well as the interests of those who write it. This organization currently has over 1,400 in countries all over the world such as Australia, Denmark, Costa Rica, India, and many more. In summary, it’s the oldest and most professional organization for writers who have a deep appreciation for the horror genre.