2007 Halloween Poetry Reading
edited by Liz Bennefeld

Watching You - Sue Burke photo
Watching You
Sue Burke
Detail of Greek sculpture, Vatican Museums, Rome.

Skulls - Karen A. Romanko photo
Karen A. Romanko.

"Spirits of the Dead"
Edgar Allen Poe
WMA File (4MB)
Recorded by Stephen W. Wilson.

Lost - Liz Bennefeld photo
Liz Bennefeld

"The Conqueror Worm"
Edgar Allen Poe
WMA File (3MB)
Recorded by Stephen W. Wilson.

Relic of Love - Sue Burke photo
Relic of Love
Sue Burke
The skull of St. Valentine on display as a holy relic at Santa Maria in Cosmedin Church, Rome.

All Hallows Eve - Liz Bennefeld photo
All Hallows Eve
Liz Bennefeld

Ostentatiously Dead - Sue Burke photo
Ostentatiously Dead
Sue Burke
Detail from the tomb of Cardinal Cinzio Aldobrandini in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome.

Nightfall - Liz Bennefeld photo
Liz Bennefeld.

"Billy Never Noticed"
by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
WAV File (900KB)

First published in Results of a Preliminary Investigation of Electrochemical Properties of Some Organic Matrices, a chapbook by David C. Kopaska-Merkel.


"They Threw Their Daughters into the Sea"
by Karen A. Romanko
WAV File (871KB)

First appeared in Goblin Fruit, Spring 2007. More about Karen A. Romanko.


"The Sonnet from Hell"
by Sue Burke
WAV File (1MB)

Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, April/May 2006. More about the author at sue.burke.name.


"At Allantide"
by Elizabeth Bennefeld
MP3 File (939KB)

Written for the 2007 SFPA Online Halloween Poetry Reading. Learn more about Elizabeth at lizbennefeld.net.


"Vampire Prostitute"
by David Lee Summers
MP3 File (347KB)

First published in SpinDrifter Magazine 1.4, Winter 2004–5. More about the author at davidleesummers.com.


by Mike Allen
MP3 File (1.5MB)

First appeared in Strange Wisdoms of the Dead (Wildside Press, 2006). More about Mike Allen at Descent into Light.


"Our Lady of Darkness"
by C. A. Gardner
WAV File (859KB)

First published in Wicked Hollow 2, April 2002. More about C. A. Gardner.


"A Page Torn from Jonathan Harker's Journal"
by John S. Tumlin
MP3 File (2MB)

First appeared in Star*Line 30.4 (July/August 2007).


"No Trespassing"
by J. C. Runolfson
MP3 File (526KB)

Appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of Goblin Fruit, for which the audio recording was also made. First publication was on Runolfson's website in 2006.


"The Nightmare Avatar's Nightmare"
read by Christina Sng
MP3 File (1.5MB)

"The Nightmare Avatar's Nightmare," written by Mike Allen and Christina Sng, was published in H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror, Issue 4, Spring-Summer 2007.


"The Shade"
by Deborah P Kolodji
WAV File (775KB)

Previously published in Sol Magazine in 2003. More about Deborah P. Kolodji.

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