WE ARE THE ONES POSSESSED by Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
Introduction by Sadie Hartmann
Cover Artwork by Joel Amat Güell
Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, author of La Belle Ajar, brings you a horror death themed collection with mortality, murder, and muerte oozing from every one of these terrifying verses.
Inspired by NightWorms, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties & Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads, get ready to be haunted by serial killers, fatal femmes, poisoners, as these premeditated murderesses that slay you in terrifying poems. One step inside these grave inspired verses, you will want to re-experience We Are the Ones until the very end.
Embrace the terror and prepare to be Possessed, Cepeda’s poems will mesmerize you with his bone-chilling death rhymes from the other side.
“Few poets know sex and death as well as Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, whose verse relishes in the escape, release, and transformation that both pleasure and the cessation of life have to offer. Each piece in We Are the Ones Possessed is a petite mort—a potent and intoxicating little death that scares us titillated—and through these poems we may learn how to live and die deliciously.”
— KIM VODICKA, AUTHOR OF DEAR TED AND THE ELVIS MACHINE
“Cepeda’s atmospheric poems evoke an image of death that’s horrific and lovely, which I believe is fundamentally an optimism. We Are the Ones Possessed is not only an honor to many literary women; it’s an image of death as something more beautiful than it is—a death beyond death, its redemption.”
– CHARLENE ELSBY, AUTHOR OF PSYCHROS & HEXIS FROM CLASH BOOKS
Adrian Ernesto Cepeda is the author of So Many Flowers, So Little Time from Red Mare Press, Flashes & Verses… Becoming Attractions from Unsolicited Press, Between the Spine from Picture Show Press, Speaking con su Sombra with Alegría Publishing. and La Belle Ajar & We Are the Ones Possessed from CLASH Books.
His poetry has been featured in Harvard Palabritas, Alebrijes Review, Glass Poetry: Poets Resist, Cultural Weekly, Yes, Poetry, Frontier Poetry, The Fem, poeticdiversity, Rigorous, Luna Luna Magazine, The Revolution Relaunch and Palette Poetry.
Adrian lives with his wife and their adorably spoiled cat Woody Gold in Los Angeles.
You can connect with the poet at: www.AdrianErnestoCepeda.com