Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch

Choking Back the Devil

Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch is an invocation, an ancient invitation that summons the darkness within and channels those lonely spirits looking for a host. It's a collection that lives in the realm of ghosts and family curses, witchcraft and urban legends, and if you're brave enough to peek behind the veil, the hauntings that permeate these pages will break seals and open doorways, cut throats and shatter mirrors.You see, these poems are...

Details Choking Back the Devil

TitleChoking Back the Devil
Release DateJul 17th, 2019
PublisherRaw Dog Screaming press
GenreHorror, Poetry

Reviews Choking Back the Devil

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Demons come in many formsSome with teeth and some with hornsBut none so vicious as the hordesThat came to be when you were born. Two of the literary genres I will never stop reaching for — in fact, they were the two genres I cut my teeth on as a young reader, so many years ago now — are horror and poetry. The two don't intertwine nearly often enough, but when they do, I need it. I have to say, I think Donna Lynch may be my new favorite moder...
  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Horror poetry is a recent discovery for me. I didn't know I needed it until I tried it and now I can't live without it. All of the many voices I have listened to so far are identifiably individualistic. I think that if someone were to give me a blind taste test--I could sample a poem with only my ears and my heart--and I could tell you who wrote it (of course only from the horror poetry artists I've read before).Donna Lynch is lyrical, yes, but s...
  • Emily
    "Every ugly thing needs a home, and the space inside your / head works nicely."Choking Back the Devil is the second collection I've read from Donna Lynch, and I loved it so much! These poems were gorgeous and haunting, and I really enjoyed my time reading them. I found this collection to be honest and easy to connect with. My top 5 poems were All the Things They Never Tell You, Doll, Honey, Borderlines: A Horror Story in 7 Small Parts, and You, A...
  • Cassie Lola (holo.reader)
    “There are so many things that I don’t have a place for on paper / so they float in my bloodstream.” – pg 78, Excerpt From Skinned (1999)In the last year, I’ve read a lot of horror themed poetry, all of which has blown me away. I never realized such a thing existed until recently, and finding other people that share my love of morbid eloquence has been a great experience for me. Not only have I discovered a new way to appreciate and abs...
  • Tracy Robinson
    “The horror novel may be hundreds of needles inserted into the flesh over the course of days or weeks, but the poem - if done right - can be an ax to the torso” (94). This exactly. I loved this brutal, beautiful horror poetry from Donna Lynch. Almost all of these pieces were 4-5 stars for me. The longer ones are stunning; however, it was the brief ones that damaged me. The selections of just a few lines, or even a single page, boast an unpara...
  • Jen (Book Den)
    If you've been on the fence at all about trying horror poetry, Choking Back the Devil is a great place to start.This was my first time to read Donna Lynch, and it definitely won't be my last. I loved the poems in this collection, and I highly recommend Choking Back the Devil as a collection to try.
  • Alex findingmontauk1
    So good! 5 stars and full review to come!
  • Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews
    Horror poetry has quickly grown on me. I love reading the latest poetry collections and poems. There are so many great poets and collections out there. Choking Back The Devil is one of the best collections I’ve ever read. This may be my first time reading Donna Lynch, but it won’t be my last. Oh no. I plan on reading all of her work in the near future. But for now, let’s get to this review. Choking back the devil is a genuine boffo. From st...
  • Kimberly
    This collection of poems seemed to speak directly to me.  Some of Donna's poems put into words feelings which I’ve felt, but never could express so eloquently. So even though all of the poems were darker in nature, they had an uplifting quality to them because it was like I was reading words from a friend which mirrored my own sentiments.I like the structure of her poems.  In general her poems are very natural for me to read.  A good blend o...
  • Jess
    "Demons come in many forms Some with teeth and some with hornsBut none so vicious as the hordesThat came to be when you were born."-Introduction Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch*********************Let's kick off this review with 5 glittery black stars!!!To start with, I wasn't too familiar with a lot of horror poetry- actually none at all to be more precise. That being said, I don't have a whole lot to compare it to, but that's ok. I just f...