The Sex Lives of Monsters

The Sex Lives of Monsters

Author: Helen Marshall
Genres: Poetry, Dark Fantasy, Horror
Publisher: Kelp Queen Press
Publication Year: 2013

IThe Sex Lives of Monsters, award-winning poet Helen Marshall weaves together ancient myths and urban legends in this poignant exploration of what it means to be monstrous. These poems are peopled with gods, murderers and marvels, with Bigfoot and Billy the Kid. Gorgeous and disturbing, comically sly and coloured with sadness, Marshall revels in our animal selves and their angel traces, in gum wrappers, subway ads, love letters and the crooked children left behind to sift through them.

“…he loved her crouching most, her crookedness, her pure broken self. We are such beautiful monsters.”

 

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Awards

Elgin Chapbook Award (Winner)
Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection (Short-list)

Linda D. Addison

“Helen Marshall goes to the heart of myth and gives us beautiful, mournful monsters, aching to feel whole.”

What the Critics are Saying

  • “You will be transfixed.”
    Marge SimonAuthor of Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls
  • “Helen Marshall goes to the heart of myth and gives us beautiful, mournful monsters, aching to feel whole.”
    Linda D. AddisonAuthor How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend

The Art

The art for Sex Lives of Monsters was done by the amazingly talented Chris Roberts of Dead Clown Art.