visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor This selection of poems from across the ages brings to life a staggering array ofzombies ghosts vampires and devils. Our culture's current obsession with zombiesand vampires is only the latest form of a fascination with crossing the boundary betweenthe living and the dead that has haunted humans since we first began writing. The poeticevidence gathered here ranges from ancient Egyptian inscriptions and theMesopotamian epic Gilgamesh to the Greek bard Homer and from Shakespeare andMilton and Keats to Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. Here too are terrifyingapparitions from a host of more recent poets from T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath to RitaDove and Billy Collins from Allen Ginsberg and H. P. Lovecraft to Mick Jagger and ShelSilverstein. The result is a delightfully entertaining volume of spine-tingling poems forfans of horror and poetry both Biografía del autor TONY BARNSTONE is the Albert Upton Professor of English Language and Literature at Whittier College. Author of numerous books of poetry including Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki winner of the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry and The Golem of Los Angeleswhich won the Benjamin Saltman Award in Poetry he is also a distinguished translator of Chinese poetry and literary prose and editor of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poet anthology Chinese Erotic Poems. MICHELLE MITCHELL-FOUST is the author of two poetry books and winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize a Discovery/The Nation Award the Columbia University Poetry Prize a Writers @ Work Fellowship the Missouri Arts Council Biennial Award two University of Missouri-Columbia Creative Writing Fellowships and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her work has appeared in The Nation The Washington Post Antioch Review and The Colorado Review among others.