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Dying
by Michael Arnzen
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Tachyon, 2006 (2006)
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* *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

The title - Dying:(with no apologies to Martha Stewart) - of horror author Michael Arnzen's short collection of verses says it all. Each brief poem contains Martha Stewart-like tips for killing, cleaning up after murder, or disposing of the evidence. Most of the poems end with a sick twist that make the satire laugh-out-loud funny.

My favorite is #9, a delicious little four-line poem, which passes on advice given to the poet by his grandmother for using dead brains. Dying:(with no apologies to Martha Stewart) is a quick must read for fans of dark comedy (whether they love or despise poetry). But beware: these verses are truly sick and truly addictive.

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