Past the Glad and Sunlit Season
Poems for Halloween
K. A. Opperman conjures up a pageant of autumnal imagery sure to delight all fans of the Halloween season. Often recalling the charming rhymes on vintage postcards, these poems take us on a stirring journey deep into October's heart, offering treats-and a few tricks-to those brave enough to follow the jack-o'-lantern's orange grin into the night. Put on your costume, grab your pumpkin-shaped treat-bucket, and come discover what treasures are to be found past the glad and sunlit season, where both the dying year-and youth itself-confront what it means to face the darkness at summer's end.
The poetry in this delightful volume is accompanied by 15 full-page illustrations by noted weird artist Dan Sauer, whose images celebrate the macabre nostalgia evoked by the the poems of Mr. Opperman and by All Hallows' Eve itself.
Jackanapes Press, 9780578771052, 132pp.
Publication Date: September 29, 2020