Read This: Damien Angelica Walters


February 15, 2015 by Laird

There are several debut horror/weird collections on my radar for 2015-16. Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters is one, and it should ping yours as well. I read this a while back in manuscript form. Walters travels a spectrum of pure horror literature to the out and out weird. She writes of Cronenberg-esque body horror, ghosts, and murder. She writes of damage and trauma and fractured relationships, and does it with powerful affect that reminds me of Livia Llewellyn and Nathan Ballingrud for its lyric rawness. Like Llewellyn and Ballingrud, I think Walters will soon be recognized as an important voice in contemporary horror.

Sing Me Your Scars (Preorder)image via Apex Publications

2 thoughts on “Read This: Damien Angelica Walters

  1. I loved “The Floating Girls: A Documentary” and am eager to read this. “Lyric rawness” is a great way to describe her voice. Grabs you and toys you a little before sinking in the claws.

  2. Laird says:

    Thanks, Heather.

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