Bibliophobia

Bibliophobia coverPoetry collection, forthcoming from Raw Dog Screaming Press

Coming soon!


Praise for previous poetry collections:

The Troublesome Amputee

“I believe I am now a Lawson convert. The Troublesome Amputee has opened my eyes to new possibilities in poetry, and I am eager to seek out more of his work. Lawson has a way of getting under my skin with his words, making them memorable long after the pages have closed. That said, I wouldn’t recommend reading many of the poems in one sitting; there are so many ideas and images that come so quickly that I needed time in between readings to process things properly. Too much is bound lead to some sort of mental or emotional overload.”
Somebody Dies

“Lawson is genuinely one of the best horror poets writing today.”
The Swallow’s Tail

“There are few books like this one. Even within the new and growing Bizarro movement Lawson has released a book full literary razorblades in the form of poetry. Lawson’s work shines through the whole spectrum, including funny, sad, morbid, disgusting and meaningful poems. Libraries looking offer a unique book of poetry that spits in the face of conventional, sugary sweet, or pretentious ‘literary’ poetry, that expresses a dissident voice of gloom should put this book in the shelf. Recommended.”
Monster Librarian

SuiPsalms

“Packed with a variety of texts that stretch the definition of poetry to the breaking point, SuiPsalms is honest from the beginning…In a standardized world, Lawson’s work is the equivalent of a juggling octopus jumping out of your morning coffee… While there is enough death and darkness to argue this is horror poetry, the book’s diversity makes classification impossible.”
Black Heart Magazine

The Horrible

“At his best, Lawson is ironic and sarcastic; at his worst, he’s perplexing and thought provoking. Pace is pretty much a given in poetry so let’s just ignore that criteria, and style – oh the style. Like reading flash fiction with flair, Lawson has no problem sucking you into his gastric wanderings and ‘gummy residue left by transient thought’…Twisted, humorous, gruesome, fun – yeah I liked it!  Rating – definitely a 4. If you enjoy twisted surreal poetry, you’ll enjoy this.  If you know what ‘hairy road sauce’ is, well… then you should probably own this now!!”
HorrorWeb

The Scars Are Complimentary

“Lawson is a relatively new writer, but I wish more horror poets had such literary kutzpah. I recommend this collection as an introduction to this writer’s voice. And I recommend you keep an eye on him as his dark vision develops and goes even deeper into the darkness.”
—Michael A. Arnzen, author Play Dead & 100 Jolts, for STAR*LINE Winter 2003

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