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About Frank Coffman
Frank Coffman is a retired professor of college English, Creative Writing, and Journalism. He has published speculative poetry and fiction in a variety of journals, magazines, collections, and anthologies. His magnum opusApoetry collection (over 260 poems), THE COVEN'S HORNBOOK & OTHER POEMS (recommended for consideration for both the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and the Stoker Award from the Horror Writer's Association has been followed by his rendition into English verse of 327 quatrains of KHAYYÁM'S RUBÁIYÁT. He is currently finishing his second large collection of poetry, BLACK FLAMES & GLEAMING SHADOWS (early 2020). His scholarly publication of late has been on the work of Robert E. Howard, and he selected, edited, introduced, and did commentary for his ROBERT E. HOWARD: SELECTED POEMS.
In Quoth the Raven, we invite you to answer the call of the raven and revisit Poe's work, re-imagined for the twenty-first century. Here, the lover of mystery and Gothic horror will find familiar themes in contemporary settings, variations on Poe's tales, and faithful recreations of the author's signature style.
The poems are thematically linked, dealing with the rise of a Lich, an evil sorceror who extends his life by magically putting his separable soul into a jewel. The evils wrought in his realm are many. The poems are excerpts from a horrible, human-skin covered book that chronicles his evil reign and its aftermath.
A brief Glossary of the several traditional and experimental forms used in the book is provided.