The Hatch by Joe Fletcher

The Hatch

“I will do such things,” King Lear shouts before the storm, “What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be / The terrors of the earth.”Drawing upon Edmund Burke’s definition of the sublime—the odd beauty associated with fear and self-preservation; our astonished delight in what destroys, what overpowers and compels us toward darkness—these strange poems mine the sinister fault lines between weird fiction, expressionism, gothic ho...


Details The Hatch

TitleThe Hatch
ISBN9781936767540
Author
Release DateJun 1st, 2018
PublisherBrooklyn Arts Press
LanguageEnglish
GenrePoetry, Horror, Did Not Finish
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Reviews The Hatch

  • Robin Bonne
    1970-01-01
    Lovely, introspective poetry. Words that come to my mind to describe the poems are “moody, rich, and atmospheric.” There were poems that mused over life, family, and little moments. My favorites were the character study poems, such as Wayne or Lenora at the Window. Other poems that stood out were Kindergarten and The Organ Grinder. Good stuff.Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an unbiased revie...
  • Jason
    1970-01-01
    This book of poetry/Prose/Flash Fiction is way before it's time, to fully appreciate this work you need to be living in a dystopian future where the survivors are few, buildings are in ruin and people are a little bit mad. If you live in that future then great, start reading this book, if that future hasn't arrived for you yet then still read this book to get you ready.I am a fan of Rusticles by Rebecca Gransden and this book's meandering randomn...
  • Diana
    1970-01-01
    A strange and beautiful book. I don't recommend bingeing this brief collection before bed--or maybe I do.
  • Kathleen
    1970-01-01
    "Your caretaker's son murdered you, which was only a rearrangement / of matter."
  • Joe Pan
    1970-01-01
    A well-crafted solid fright of a book. Strange & brilliant.
  • ✨Tamara
    1970-01-01
    “"I will do such things,” King Lear shouts before the storm, “What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be / The terrors of the earth.” Drawing upon Edmund Burke’s definition of the sublime—the odd beauty associated with fear and self-preservation; our astonished delight in what destroys, what overpowers and compels us toward darkness—these strange poems mine the sinister fault lines between weird fiction, expressionism, gothic ...
  • Zainab Shah
    1970-01-01
    It was pretty good.
  • Keeley
    1970-01-01
    I received this one for review from NetGalley. My rating is closer to a 3.5 than a 4 but Goodreads doesn't allow for 1/2 stars.I don't claim to have any understanding of poetry at all and I feel like that really impacted my ability to enjoy this collection. There were so many poems that I know had a deeper meaning than what I was getting, but I had no idea what I was reading. That being said I found the writing really beautiful and did really enj...
  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of these poems from #netgalley in exchange for my review. If you enjoy writing that’s described as “a fever dream,” then these poems are for you. The language builds arresting and often disturbing or grotesque images. As well as that was done, however, I found the poems somewhat hollow.
  • Ligia Perez
    1970-01-01
    I breezed through this horror anthology quickly and blissfully. Each poem withstands on its own and gives off their fair share of creeps. This collection is one of those that you truly have to focus on to get the full effect that they try to evoke. Thank you Netgalley and Brooklyn Art Press for the chance to read this horrifying collection.
  • Errol Styles
    1970-01-01
    Weird book, great stuff, you have to enjoy the strange to get it I think but I loved it.
  • Zuky the BookBum
    1970-01-01
    I requested this because I haven't read poetry in a long time and I thought the fact that this was mixed with horror would be a good reintroduction to reading poetry. However, I couldn't really get onboard with this. But I'll start with a positive as say what wonderfully creepy cover art this collection has!A lot of the imagery in this collection is rather grotesque, and some of the subjects of the poems are dark, so I understand the horror genre...
  • desiree Bergez
    1970-01-01
    I got a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I requested this book because I wanted to try something different. I've read poetry before but this one I felt like some of the poems I just couldn't get into. I had a couple of favorite ones that I really enjoyed. Isaiah, The Colorado, Northwest Passage, and The Wake. As for the horror aspect, I didn't really find one that gave me the creeps or frightened me. Overall if yo...
  • Michaela's Journey into Books
    1970-01-01
    *I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*I’m a massive fan of Edgar Allen Poe so when this poetry collection was compared to his I knew i just had to pick it up however, I didn’t enjoy this poetry collection as much as I was hoping to. I enjoyed some of the poems such as Kindergarten, The Wake, The Hatch and Palmdale Area but most of them I didn’t really understand. 1....
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    This collection is an ambitious mixture of prose and poetry, and the prose definitely outshines the poetry. I found the flash fiction title piece to be stunning, but sadly most of the poetry seemed to just be lists of images the author thought might seem uncanny but fell short. Aside from the odd prose poem not much was done with the form and I was left a little underwhelmed, I don’t really think this collection felt like poetry to me, partly b...
  • Alexandra
    1970-01-01
    This was an interesting set of poems. A story in each poem. Did not seem like a set of poetry at first but really nice.