Written by: Paula Limbaugh
Lucifer, the Beast,
shows the man the rooms of Hell;
the swollen corridors,
the chandeliers made of bone and onyx,
the black bulbs,
ten per group,
ten per room.
The metastases of the bottom of the Earth
lit by darkness.
-Excerpted from The Tenth Circle
Poetry, it’s an odd genre. When you mention the word to someone, some think of rhyming words or fluffy verses; to others it may be that stuff you had to sit through in English class. And then there are those who have read Edgar Allan Poe and know it can be so much more. Alessandro Manzetti dispels those thoughts of the uninitiated; his dark verses bring poetry to an entirely different level. The title, Eden Underground, says it all; it is not at all the garden you thought you knew.
As you begin to read, you’ll find that the…
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