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Early Praise for Seven Yards of Sorrow

"a bravura collection" -- World Fantasy Award and Shirley Jackson Award Winner and Bram Stoker nominee Danel P. Olson

"I feel as if I have walked among these stones, some yet buried, and been touched by voices of the dead." -- Multiple HWA Bram Stoker Winner and Science Fiction Poetry Association Grand Master Marge Simon. 




Not all poetry is roses and green forests. There are those of us who tremble into a darker world when the words spill out of our fingers, such is the nature of our madness. There is a few select working and living in the darker forms of poetry, those who spew out the daunting and sometimes horrific subjects the world around us has to offer. The Madness of Empty Spaces is a celebration of the macabre; an in depth look at the darker side of poetry. 

I read this book in one sitting, mesmerized.

Gene Stewart, horror writer and reviewer. 


This book is completely gross. I love it.

Terry Miller



Isobelle Carmody, author of the Obernewtyn Series.


"Cowen's poems are well crafted and surprisingly diverse." Review, Dead Reckonings 17.


"a fine collection" Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year 7 (2015)

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