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Corpus Delicti: Selected Poetry

by (King Billy Publications)

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Corpus Delicti: Selected Poetry is a collection of some of William Cook's best poetry from the past twenty years.

"Psychology is the bleeding heart of the horror genre, and Cook's poems enter into that dark realm of madness; poems shift and explore the processes of fragmented minds, becoming malleable and twisted. If we can work with the idea that poetry is not a thing, then we can adjust to the idea that the realm inside of a human mind cannot be completely defined or understood -- not completely. We have psychology to quantify the chemical processes; if we can know everything that can possibly be known about the human mind, then we become predictable machines that fall into archetype-personalities. I would argue there is something at stake for our species if we can finally understand everything that possibly be understood about our minds; there are places we dare not look, and William Cook takes us there. If poetry can be anything at all, it can be truth, and truth is often too much for us to bear. Cook is never afraid to show us the origins of personal madness and terror, nor is he afraid to find the truths that we want to understand, but are afraid to."
- Vincenzo Bilof, Author of Visions of a Tremulous Man & The Violators

"Buy Corpus Delicti with confidence that you will have a year's worth of reading, joy and introspection. And if you come to read William Cook from his fictional work, then you are in for a treat. Fans of Blood Related can enjoy these little intellectual challenges to the mind in the same way we enjoyed Cook's toying with the line between fiction and nonfiction with his serial killers [... ] The pulse of poetry is as strong as the poet's heart in this very large compilation of poems."
- Anthony Servante, author of Killers and Horror: Ink Black, Blood Red & Death in the City of Angels: AKA EAST LOS.

"William Cook - writer, poet, artist, editor. This talented man has no illusions about the horror that is human nature. His exploration of torture, murder and mayhem combines the scientific precision of a scientist dissecting a specimen with the creative flair of a sculptor working with words. Something tells me that he is just getting started and we'll be seeing a lot more of his dark crafts in the future."
- Anna Taborska, author of For Those Who Dream Monsters, director of The Rain Has Stopped, Ela, The Sin, My Uprising, and A Fragment of Being.

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  • Print Length: 216 Pages
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