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Corpus Delicti: Selected Poetry by [Cook, William]
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Corpus Delicti: Selected Poetry is a collection of some of William Cook's best poetry from the past twenty years.

“Psychology is the bleeding heart of the horror genre, and Cook’s poems enter into that dark realm of madness; poems shift and explore the processes of fragmented minds, becoming malleable and twisted. If we can work with the idea that poetry is not a thing, then we can adjust to the idea that the realm inside of a human mind cannot be completely defined or understood—not completely. We have psychology to quantify the chemical processes; if we can know everything that can possibly be known about the human mind, then we become predictable machines that fall into archetype-personalities. I would argue there is something at stake for our species if we can finally understand everything that possibly be understood about our minds; there are places we dare not look, and William Cook takes us there. If poetry can be anything at all, it can be truth, and truth is often too much for us to bear. Cook is never afraid to show us the origins of personal madness and terror, nor is he afraid to find the truths that we want to understand, but are afraid to.”
- Vincenzo Bilof, Author of Visions of a Tremulous Man & The Violators

"Buy Corpus Delicti with confidence that you will have a year's worth of reading, joy and introspection. And if you come to read William Cook from his fictional work, then you are in for a treat. Fans of Blood Related can enjoy these little intellectual challenges to the mind in the same way we enjoyed Cook's toying with the line between fiction and nonfiction with his serial killers [...] The pulse of poetry is as strong as the poet's heart in this very large compilation of poems."
- Anthony Servante, author of Killers and Horror: Ink Black, Blood Red & Death in the City of Angels: AKA EAST LOS.

"William Cook - writer, poet, artist, editor. This talented man has no illusions about the horror that is human nature. His exploration of torture, murder and mayhem combines the scientific precision of a scientist dissecting a specimen with the creative flair of a sculptor working with words. Something tells me that he is just getting started and we'll be seeing a lot more of his dark crafts in the future."
- Anna Taborska, author of For Those Who Dream Monsters, director of The Rain Has Stopped, Ela, The Sin, My Uprising, and A Fragment of Being.

About the Author

William Cook is the author of the popular psychological thriller, Blood Related and editor of Fresh Fear: An Anthology of Macabre Horror. He is also the author of two non-fiction books: Gaze Into The Abyss: The Poetry of Jim Morrison and Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Published Authors. He has also written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies and has authored two short-story collections (Dreams of Thanatos & Death Quartet) and two collections of poetry (Journey: the search for something & Corpus Delicti). William writes Psychological Thrillers mostly, but also dabbles in Horror Fiction and, more recently, Non-Fiction. Grab a free copy of William's 250 pg collection, Dreams of Thanatos. Sign up now for the VIP newsletter at: http: // (just copy and paste into your browser). Member of the Australian Horror Writers Association, SpecFicNZ & the SFFANZ. "This man is simply scary. There is both a clinical thoroughness and a heartfelt emotional thoroughness to his writing. He manages to shock as well as empathize, to scare as well as acclimatize, yet beneath it all is a well read intelligence that demands to be engaged. I loved Blood Related. Ordinarily I hate serial killer stories, but William Cook won me over. He is a unique and innovative talent." - Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dog Days "William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really is fiction, after all." - Graham Masterton, author of The Manitou and Descendant

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4131 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: King Billy Publications; 2 edition (27 November 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MQPB59E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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