Get lost in poetry like you have never read before – poetry of death, blood and fangs – vampire poetry. Fortunately, lovers of verse are in luck, for there is quite a selection of vampire poetry to be found. Here’s a look at a few of books that contain beautiful and horrifying poems of the undead.
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Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum
This fantastic book is a poetic journal that tells the tale of William Butten, a man turned into a vampire while on board the Mayflower. I own this book and I absolutely love it! The poetry is fantastic, as is the artwork found on every page. For more info check out the interview I did with the author himself HERE.
Poetry of the Vampire by Tera Chaney
In this book Tera Chaney has written the story of the vampire. She tells of their lives, of their purpose, and of their actions through powerful verse.
The Dracula Poems: A Poetic Encounter With the Lord of Vampires by Robin Spriggs and Brent L. Glenn
This book is a fully illustrated collection of poems that explores the world of Dracula from a variety of dark perspectives, including victims, lovers, Lady Night, a coffin, a foul-mouthed wooden stake, and the Lord of Vampires himself.
Written by thirteen poets, Vampyr Verse contains 79 poems and a short story, all devoted to vampires! These selections run the gamut from pensive haiku to whimsical limericks to deadly serious free verse, and everything between.
The Dark Chrysalis: A Compilation of Vampire Poems by Lono Vespertilio
This book contains a glimpse into the dark minds and hearts of the vampire community. Filled with beautiful and disturbing illustrations throughout, of the erotic emotions and forbidden lust and love of the vampire archetype. Expressive and beautiful feelings of the real vampire community, and their hardships; Dealing with balancing their day and night-side.
In Another Vein by Vanyell Delacroix
This collection uncovers the lost humanity of a vampire’s heart. In Another Vein contains Vanyell Delacroix’s favorite and award-winning vampiric verses.
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