The Horrible

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Lawson’s second poetry collection mixes the humorous with the grotesque in a bizarre collection of new and previously published poetry. This volume showcases his more story-like poems, many of which are favorites at his readings. Appearances by Pee Wee Herman, the hook hand of urban legend, and the Egyptian god Anubis will have you laughing despite yourself. This second edition contains over 30 pages of bonus material featuring Lawson at his most bizarre and irreverent.

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What People Say

If you enjoy twisted surreal poetry, you’ll enjoy this.


Lawson does poetry with style. A style that opens doors that you should peek into.

Donald Armfield

What a wonderful and wild collection of dark poetry.…Definitely recommend this collection for lovers of horror poetry!

Sara Tantlinger

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Do you enjoy horrible things? Check out The Horrible. The new, expanded edition of this horror poetry classic mixes creepy moments with unexpected humor to create a surreal experience. #HorrorPoetry