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World of Horror: Interview with Alessandro Manzetti

Alessandro Manzetti (Rome, Italy) is a three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning writer, editor, scriptwriter and essayist of horror fiction and dark poetry. His work has been published extensively (more than 40 books) in Italian and English. Among his publications in English: the novel Naraka (2018), the novella The Keeper of Chernobyl (2019), the collections The Radioactive Bride (2020) and The Garden of Delight (2017) the poetry collections  Whitechapel Rhapsody (2020), The Place of Broken Things (2019, with Linda D. Addison), War (2018, with Marge Simon), Sacrificial Nights (2016, with Bruce Boston) and Eden Underground (2015), the graphic novels Kraken Inferno (2022),

HWA Poetry Showcase IX Table of Contents

HWA Poetry Showcase IX Table of Contents


“To Hear the Call” by Stephanie M. Wytovich
“spoon against bone” by Geneve Flynn
“The Koiy Factory” by Naomi Simone Borwein
“Birthpangs, Deathpangs” by Mary A. Turzillo
“FACE OFF” by Christina Sng
“A THOUSAND MILES FROM HERE” by Alessandro Manzetti
“Reasons Why You Can’t Go Out to Play Alone” by Victoria Nations
“The Science of Last Things” by K. H. Vaughan
“conflagration” by Cassondra Windwalker
“One Eye, Two Eyes” by Jacqueline West
“A Lacing of Lavender” by Carina Bissett
“Something to Know About the Wind At the Cliff House” by Hillary Dodge

Congratulations to all the poets who were selected for the annual HWA Poetry Showcase IX

Congratulations Poets! by Angela Yuriko Smith

Congratulations to all the poets who were selected for the annual HWA Poetry Showcase IX, especially our featured poets Stephanie M. Wytovich, Geneve Flynn and Naomi Simone Borwein. It was difficult to choose just 50 poems when well over 200 poetry submissions came in this year. I’m grateful for fellow judges Lee Murray, Maxwell I. Gold and Frances Pai for helping me to read all of these and make the hard decisions. 

A big thank you to HWA John Palisano for showing support for dark poetry and poets by not only doubling the

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) Announces The Release of its Next Publication: The HWA Poetry Showcase, Volume IX


The Horror Writers Association presents its ninth annual poetry showcase featuring a selection of the best original dark poetry from the past year. Edited by Angela Yuriko Smith with judges Lee Murray, Maxwell I. Gold and Frances Lu Pai Ippolito, this year features Stephanie M. Wytovich, Geneve Flynn, and Naomi Simone Borwein as our featured poets. Cover artwork by Kyra Starr.

Appreciation to HWA President John Palisano for doubling the payment to poets and awarding poets both payment and a contributor copy instead of poets choosing between two options. The artwork for this year’s cover pays tribute to

Il Posto Nero — January Links

-Autopsies: Ugo Barbàra analyzes the Judge of Souls by Donato Carrisi
in Italian

-Ten Knives Interview with Lisa Morton
in Italian
in English

-Ten Knives Interview with Peter Straub
in Italian
in English

-Review by Rocky Wood of Under the Dome by Stephen King
in Italian

-Rage Against the Night
in Italian

-Ten Knives Interview with Graham Masterton
in Italian
in English

-Black Pills: Discovering Medusa
in Italian

-HWA Bram Stokers Award: Preliminary Ballots
in Italian

-Samuel Marolla: The Janara
in Italian

-Autopsies: Roberto Costantini analyzes The Alienist by Caleb Carr
in Italian

-Dark Circle: The Literary Agency of Alessandro …

Il Posto Nero – December Links

-Review by Sergio Gilles Lacavalla of Scarlett by Barbara Baraldi
in Italian

-HWA Bram Stoker Award 2010 Ceremony -Videos
in Italian

-Horror Street: Interview with Mary Sangiovanni
in English
in Italian

-Horror Lottery
in Italian

-Queen Anne’s Resurrection: Journey V – The Abyss and the Kraken: 1° part
Stories by Allyson Bird, Scott Nicholson, Danilo Arona, Alberto Custerlina, artwork by Daniele Serra
in Italian
in English

-Queen Anne’s Resurrection: Journey V – The Abyss and the Kraken: 2° part
Stories by Tim Waggoner, Paolo Di Orazio, Daniele Bonfanti
in Italian

-Black Pills: Deep Black: Harry Clarke
in Italian

-Horror Lottery: …

IL POSTO NERO – November Links (HWA Italy)


IL POSTO NERO – September and October Links (HWA Italy)


    Autopsies: Review of A ClockWork Orange by Antony Burgess edited by Mauro Marcialis
    only Italian version link

    -Preview of Maman Brigitte, the new Posto Nero’s Web Magazine
    With stories by John Everson, Lisa Mannetti, Claudio Vergnani, a poem by Corrine De Winter, cover by Daniele Serra
    Italian version link

    -Black Pills: The boundaries between life and death: Zdzislaw Beksinski
    Italian version link

    -Presentation of Arkana – Nightmare Tales, the Posto Nero’s horror collection eBook edited by Alessandro Manzetti and Daniele Bonfanti
    Intro by Rocky Wood, stories by Jack Ketchum, Lisa Mannetti, John Everson, Lisa Morton, Daniel Keohane, Michael

IL POSTO NERO – July Links (HWA Italy)

The first episode of Il Posto Nero‘s link collection is here. In the month of July, Alessandro Manzetti posted an awesome list of articles and interviews for our Italian HWA members and other horror fans in that country.

Some come with an English translation, but even if they don’t, remember that most browsers offer a “translate” feature. While it may not be perfect English, you’ll definitely be able to understand the great information in these articles.

  • Horror Street: Interview with John Everson (in English, in Italian)
  • Queen Anne’s Resurrection – Journey II – The Voice

Il Posto Nero – HWA Italy!

A new blog from the Italian chapter of the HWA has hit the e-waves: The Raven–News from Hell.

Headed up by Rome-based HWA member, Alessandro Manzetti, it delivers news, interviews, and information related to the Horror industry in Italy.

Although designed in Italian, you can click on either the “Translate” (at the top) or “English version” (scroll down, right column) buttons to read it in English.

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