Today was the cover reveal for poet Dennis Villelmi’s first book — and it is both frightening and gorgeous. It was created by Matt Davis, the same talented artist who created the cover for J. S. Collyer’s recent “Zero.”
“Fretensis, In the Image of a Blind God, vol. 1” is a book of horror poetry that promises to be unique. I have been following Dennis’ published poetry for years, and I envy his combination of abilities. He writes the darkest verses out there, combining gut-wrenching imagery with a impressive and esoteric knowledge of classical, biblical and ancient themes. His writing is actually a little difficult to describe. I was having coffee with another writer just a month ago, and had advised her to read the pieces he’s already published at Dagda’s website — but you really do have to read Dennis’ work to see exactly what he does.
The release date is Halloween.
See Dagda Publishing’s Facebook page for its announcement about the cover reveal and the Oct. 31st release.