Happy Halloween, everybody!
In celebration, we’re reblogging our piece on how to write unsettling poetry to send a shiver up the reader’s spine. Enjoy!
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects
be as if they were not familiar.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
The numeric accident of this creative writing advice article landing on number 13 seems like an excellent opportunity to discuss the side of poetry so well summed up in this quote from Percy Shelley – the uncanny, the creepy, the indefinable shivers up the spine you get from a really good metaphor or an unexpected linguistic twist.
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