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About Joe Haward
Joseph Haward is an author, poet, and heretic. He is the author of The Ghost of Perfection: Searching for Humanity (2017) and Be Afraid: How Horror and Faith Can Change the World (2018).
As a freelance journalist his work challenges religious and political corruption. His fiction and poetry has been published in a variety of places, where he writes horror, noir, and transgressive work. He is the winner of the Prize for Short Story Telling (2021). His debut poetry collection, Heresy, will be released in 2022.
You can find him at joehaward.co.uk or connect on Twitter @RevJoeHaward.
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“Like a hymn in pace and form, the book sweeps us up like an emotive liturgical summoning, drawing you to open your eyes with such emotive passion, you feel the pain of your own crucifixion.” Amy-Jean Muller, Author of Baptism by Fire.
“In this collection you’ll find poems that, if his words were fire, your eyes would burn from their sockets.”Sebastian Vice, Author and founder of Outcast Press.
Heresy is a brutal and unflinching collection of poetry by Rev Joe Haward, exposing the hypocrisy and abuse of institutional Christianity from an insider's perspective. Each poem is a story in itself, ferocious in its truth, devastating in its conclusions. Not only using personal experience, but also drawing from the stories of others, Haward pulls the reader into a work of passionate fire and fury. Heresy will burn its mark upon you, and leave you wanting more.
Lawlessness.An urban nightmare of endless twisting streets, glowing skyscrapers, and war-torn ghettoes under a perpetual moonless and starless night; the city of the Hell Bound Kids—one of the many gangs warring for control of Punk City’s hellish streets.
Ruthless gangs running wild in the streets.
Welcome to Punk City...
The iniquity within Punk City is purposeful, orchestrated by its mysterious ruler, Abraxas, and his corrupt City Management. Through the use of devious social experiments, they manipulate the Kids and keep the gangs at each other's throats, thereby maintaining the status quo that keeps Upper Management in power.
Yet it is a precarious control.
City Management and their police force number a few thousand Adults compared to the hundreds of thousands of Kids. And more and more Kids flood into the crime-ridden city on a regular basis. Kids sometimes as young as eight, but never older than nineteen or twenty. A steady flow of them appearing every month, with little recollection of how they arrived.
There are no obvious exits. No escape from the city. A city without end, with no official name, known to the Kids only as Punk City. Where the Kids can't tell the real Adults apart from the Projections... or between sobering reality... and darkest fantasy.
But when a repentant member of HBK called Ghost learns of a group named the Outsiders that may know a way to escape, it threatens to reveal the city’s true purpose; and that is something neither Abraxas, nor the Powers That Be he serves, can allow.
A transgressive mixed bag of crime, horror, dark fantasy, and suspense, "The Hell Bound Kids" is "Lord of the Flies" meets Sol Yurick's "The Warriors" and Thomas Tryon's "The Other."