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Eclipse of the Moon

ByFrank CoffmanMutartis Boswell

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ECLIPSE OF THE MOON is Frank Coffman's third major collection of speculative poetry. It follows THE COVEN'S HORNBOOK & OTHER POEMS (2019) and BLACK FLAMES & GLEAMING SHADOWS (2020). This collection features a long narrative, THE DECIPHERMENT (An Epyllion [mini-epic]), a 72-title sonnet sequence featuring 111 sonnets (since some of the titles contain sequences within themselves), and a 57=quatrain Addendum to his 2019-published KHAYYÁM'S RUBÁIYÁT that renders Omar's (and the "Omarian School's" stanzas into English verse. Several genres of the speculative are represented: weird, horror, supernatural, science fiction, and myth, folklore, and legend. As with the previous two collections, the book also includes some traditional verse, some metapoetry (poems about poetry itself and the composition thereof) AND a complete "Glossary" of the many exotic, cross-cultural, and invented forms used therein. Frank Coffman has published speculative poetry and short fiction in a variety of magazines, anthologies, and collections, and his first two poetry books have received recommendations for consideration for the Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. He is also a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and is the founder and moderator of the Weird Poets Society Facebook Group. "Unlike so many poets, if not most, restricted to the one string on their lyre of horror or the supernatural, Frank Coffman…has many strings to his lyre.…THE COVEN'S HORNBOOK & OTHER POEMS, alerted us to a major new voice in imaginative poetry.…As anyone who has experienced his work knows for a fact, [he] is a master poet, a wizard of rime, meter, and form. Truly a grand and glorious traditionalist." —Master Bard, Donald Sidney-Fryer in a review in SPECTRAL REALMS #14


Publication Date
May 31, 2021
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Frank Coffman, Illustrated by: Mutartis Boswell


Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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