Spectral Realms No. 14









  • A Weird Poetry Journal
  • Edited by S. T. Joshi
  • Cover art: Puck by Henry Fuseli, c. 1810–1820. Cover design by Daniel V. Sauer
  • No. 14 (Winter 2021)
  • 136 pages
  • ISBN 9781614983224
  • ISSN 2333-4215



The fourteenth issue of Hippocampus Press’s acclaimed journal of weird poetry features the work of such leading poets as Ann K. Schwader, Christina Sng, K. A. Opperman, Adam Bolivar, Frank Coffman, Geoffrey Reiter, and Leigh Blackmore. Manuel Arenas, Charles Lovecraft, and Darrell Schweitzer contribute poems about or inspired by H. P. Lovecraft; Thomas Goff and Scott J. Couturier have written poems inspired by Clark Ashton Smith, while Steven Withrow addresses his poem to M. R. James.


Ngo Binh Anh Khoa, in “The Widow,” has written a long and chilling poem on the spider. Maxwell I. Gold, Wade German, Manuel Arenas have written evocative prose poems. Carl E. Reed takes several monsters of history and folklore as the basis of his weird poetry.


Among the classic reprints are poems by John Clare and Walter de la Mare. S. T. Joshi has written a review of the recent poetic work of K. A. Opperman, Thomas Tyrrell, and Farah Rose Smith, while Donald Sidney-Fryer adds an expansive review of the poetry of Steven Withrow, Frank Coffman, and Oliver Sheppard.




What If Atlantis . . . ? / Geoffrey Reiter

Painting the Pandemic / Ian Futter

Safe / Christina Sng

In the Black Hours / Ann K. Schwader

The Woses / Frank Coffman

The Man with One Head / Lori R. Lopez

H.P.L.: R.I.P. / Manuel Arenas

The Appeals of Arianwen, Recruiter of Monsters / Carl E. Reed

Under a Sun Long-Estranged / Scott J. Couturier

The Wicker King’s Palace / Maxwell I. Gold

The Runic Sword / Fred Phillips and Leigh Blackmore

Caged Animals / Steven Withrow

Odysseus May Have Been a Scoundrel / Darrell Schweitzer

The Widow / Ngo Binh Anh Khoa

Man of Gold / DJ Tyrer

The Plague Maiden’s Footprints / Claire Smith

A Miscreation of Life / Clay F. Johnson

Two Haiku / Harris Coverley

In Vino Veritas / David C. Kopaska-Merkel

The Chants of Moros / Wade German

Those Who Rise from Orange Slime / K. A. Opperman

Dionysus in San Rafael / Thomas Goff

Sisters / Chelsea Arrington

An Ill Wind / David Barker

Shadow and Fire / David Schembri

Jack Bloodybones / Adam Bolivar

The Arms of Death / G. O. Clark

Nightmares of Ink, Dreams in Blood / Maxwell I. Gold

The Dominion of the Wicked / Jordan Zuniga

Biting Sarcasm / Lori R. Lopez

Lawrence Talbot / Frank Coffman

Twisted Grin / Ashley Dioses

The Vision / Ngo Binh Anh Khoa

To Hypnos, Refuter of my Ego / Manuel Pérez-Campos

Mycophilia / DJ Tyrer

Ave, Hell’s Angel! / Carl E. Reed

A Means of Summoning / Steven Withrow

Mother of All Things / Christina Sng

Igerna, Alone in Waning Moonlight / Geoffrey Reiter

Lord of Dreaming / Scott J. Couturier

Transubstantiator of the Finite / Manuel Pérez-Campos

Greetings from Krampus / Manuel Arenas

Cetus / Wade German

Shadowlands / Leigh Blackmore

A Ghostly Shade of Oil / Oliver Smith

His Dark Light Shines / Allan Rozinski

The Empty House / Josh Maybrook

Bridal Bower / David Barker

Arch Wizardry, the Glorious Opulence of St Toad / Charles Lovecraft

The Burning Man / Steven Withrow

Dancing Before Azathoth / Darrell Schweitzer

The Unknown / Lori R. Lopez

Runestone / Ann K. Schwader

Galactic Cellars, Unhinged / Maxwell I. Gold

Amongst the Flowers / Scott J. Couturier

The Dearg-Due: An Irish Legend of Horror / Frank Coffman

Fairies from the Twilight Forest / Christina Sng

Lycanthropic Howl / Carl E. Reed

Eternal Night / Geoffrey Reiter

Spleen (III) / DJ Tyrer

The Dark Descent / Ngo Binh Anh Khoa

Memories of Another Country / Manuel Pérez-Campos


Classic Reprints

The Fairy Rings / John Clare

The Dark Château / Walter de la Mare



Three Poets, Three Visions / S. T. Joshi

Bring Out Your Dead and Other Speculations / Donald Sidney-Fryer


Notes on Contributors


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 16 February, 2021.