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TOC: ‘Where thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe’ Edited by Steve Berman

Nick Mamatas has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Where thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe edited by Steve Berman:

Here’s the book description:

The canon of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the foremost writers of dark and atmospheric fiction and poetry, offers readers haunted shores teeming with various erudite men brooding in the waning light over their feelings for unobtainable women. Yet, whether the tales or verses are grotesque or sinister, Poe’s narrators are Outsiders, dealing with emotions that so many queer individuals feel: isolation and abandonment as well as loneliness and lost love. In Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, editor Steve Berman has assembled a range of tales that queer the prose and poetry of the Poe, the man himself, as well as dark and eerie stories about reading Poe’s work. Featuring such notable authors as Richard Bowes, Terra LeMay, Nick Mamatas, John Mantooth, and Tansy Roberts.

Here’s the table of contents…

Poe the Man

  1. “The City and the Stranger” by Seth Cadin
  2. “Matthew Brady, The Gallery of Illustrious Americans” by Daniel Nathan Terry
  3. “Poetaster” by Steve Berman

Poe’s Writing

  1. “The House” by Ed Madden
  2. “The House of the Resonate Heart” by Lauren L A Fields
  3. “The Raven and Her Victory” by Tansy “Midnight atRoberts
  4. “Corvidae” by Peter Dube
  5. “The Man Who Was” by Ray Cluley
  6. “Gwendolyn” by Mairead Casey
  7. “Telltale” by Claire London
  8. “The Lord’s Great Jest” by Satyr Phil Brucato
  9. “His Hideous Heart” by Kyle S. Johnson
  10. “Variations of Figures Upon the Wall” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  11. “For the Applause of Shadows” by Christopher Barzak
  12. “By that Sweet Word Alone” by Heather Lojo
  13. “Two Men in a Bedchamber, as Observed by the Ghost of the Girl in the Oval Portrait” by Terra LeMay
  14. “Midnight at the Feet of the Carayatides” by Cory Skerry

Reading Poe

  1. “Surrounded by Death” by Ronna Magy
  2. “The Bells” by Chip Livingston
  3. “The Death and the Dove” by Collin Kelley
  4. “The Death of Beautiful Men” by Jeff Mann
  5. “Eureka!” by Nick Mamatas (Hey, it’s me!)
  6. “Seven Days of Poe” by Richard Bowes
  7. “The Chicken Farmer and His Boy: A Metaphysical History” by John Mantooth
  8. “A Portrait in India Ink” by Alex Jeffers
  9. “Lacuna” by Matt Cheney

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Lethe Press (July 15, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1590213343
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590213346
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4 Comments on TOC: ‘Where thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe’ Edited by Steve Berman

  1. Pansyboytulip // April 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm //

    So is this the book equivalent of
    Queer Eye for the Poe Guy.

  2. Uh oh. Is it bad publicity if they get my name wrong? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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