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Verse Infernal:
Poetry Inspired by the Satanic Religion



Published by Aperient Press

Curated and edited by Ronald J. Murray and Ruth Waytz, Verse Infernal: Poetry Inspired by the Satanic Religion showcases poetry written by Church of Satan members such as Grigori T. Cross, David Ingram, Draconis Blackthorne, Rick Powell, Robert J. Leuthold, and more!

Since its conception in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey, Satanism has attracted the creative and intelligent. This bold philosophy has been put into practice by millions worldwide as they blaze the trail of their individual path, and it has inspired brilliant art in various media by those that claim the Infernal Name. Curated by Ronald J. Murray and Ruth Waytz, this poetry collection showcases the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of members of the Church of Satan.

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Praise for Cries to Kill the Corpse Flower

"Fans of horror poetry should enjoy this collection and the potential of this newer voice in horror poetry."

-         Cemetery Dance Online

“RJ Murray's first horror poetry collection is one of the stronger debuts I've read -- poetically decadent in its wordplay, using the realm of genre fiction as more of a worldview than a set of literary conventions, conjuring images that will sit with you during those long dark nights of the soul.”

-         Dr. Michael A. Arnzen, Four-Time Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of Grave MarkingsGorelets, and Freakcidents.


 "With lush language and imagery that draws from nature's decay, Cries to Kill the Corpse Flower is a spellbinding poetry collection with a decidedly fairy tale and folk horror flare. Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, this is a breathtaking debut."

-         Gwendolyn Kiste, Three-Time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust MaidensAnd Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, and Pretty Marys All in a Row.


“A gritty, beautiful, and haunting collection of poetry. The title really does reflect the mood of these pieces -- within each poem, I heard those cries, saw that darkness, and could feel the tendrils of a dark bloom wrapping around my heart.”

-         Sara Tantlinger, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. HolmesLove for Slaughter, and To Be Devoured.

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