To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger

To Be Devoured Review: “Having vultures minimized to the size of bacteria, have them placed in bodies, flying through the blood stream, veins, bones, organs, everything.  Having them soar through and clean out all the bad parts – the cancer, the tumors, the build up of what will one day bring our fleshy husks down into the unloving dirt.  Eat away the bad parts – for me, eat away my sadness, the sticky, bitter feelings with their rage inside my body, cloying my will to live some days.  Most days.” To Be Devoured certainly has locked its claws into my … Continue reading To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger

The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry inspired by H.H. Holmes by Sara Tantlinger

The Devil’s Dreamland Review: Interestingly detailed and more than moderately disturbing are the poems written by Ms. Tantlinger, about Dr. H. H. Holmes.  Sara uses her voice to wield you into the life and mind of the doctor himself, along with his victims and people closest to him.  I gravatated to these poems because I had heard of the great Dr. H. H. Holmes, but never knew the real story behind the brilliant formation of his monster mind.  After reading the first one, I was caught in a web of gore, intrigue and I wasn’t getting out now.  I wanted … Continue reading The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry inspired by H.H. Holmes by Sara Tantlinger

Women in Horror Month – Sara Tantlinger

BIO:  Sara Tantlinger resides outside of Pittsburgh on a hill in the woods. Her dark poetry collections Love for Slaughter and The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes are published with Strangehouse books. She is a poetry editor for the Oddville Press, a graduate of Seton Hill’s MFA program, a member of the SFPA, and an active member of the HWA. She embraces all things strange and can be found lurking in graveyards or on Twitter @SaraJane524 and at saratantlinger.com   Sara’s poetry, flash fiction, and short stories can be found in several magazines and anthologies, including the HWA Poetry … Continue reading Women in Horror Month – Sara Tantlinger

Love for Slaughter by Sara Tantlinger

Love for Slaughter Review: The most disgusting selection of poetry I have ever read in my entire life (and that’s a great thing!).  And while the entire selection is my favorite, I do have personal favorites (which I’ll get to in a minute).  Totally had mind blown at reading poetry under a different light and what a remarkably, grotesque and genuine light it is.  A lot were read over and over again because the words were just so appealing, my eyes were bleeding reading them.  Sara has a beautiful gift of writing this kind of poetry, I can’t wait to … Continue reading Love for Slaughter by Sara Tantlinger