Chaptered and Versed, Poetic and Cursed, is splattered from the unwholesome mind of Zombie Zak in an attempt to distill from the world a moment in time, into something resembling verse and chaotic rhyme. Moments are what define us as a species, and each one carries its own weight and levity. Poetry, the emotional connect, either in its breadth or its brevity. Humor, an important part, in execution as much as in respect to the subject.
It's a tough world we "live" in (some less than others, some more-so), and every day gives way to something new, something fun or something dire, stretching down the turnpike of dismay. This plethora of poetic verse is a stretch both of the morbidly macabre and the absurdly discordant put in some form of place.
We all approach our lives in many different ways, in many different attempts to make sense of the world around us. In no two people, lie the same collection of experiences that make one choose one path over the other. We are a polyglot of people as diverse as the stars in the night sky. As such, our words, when they shake, shall shoot down the Heavens and leave us with the beginnings of the Doom that lies in the mind, of a Zombie ...
... And whatever else you do or do not:
Don't forget to feed the zombies - we are especially fond of cookies and brains and bacon, oh my!
"Whether you're a fan of poetry or not, it doesn't matter. The words of Zombie Zak will resonate in your soul long after you close this book, creeping their way toward your brain until you can do nothing but read it over and over. A must have for any fan of the genre."
-- James Melzer, author of ESCAPE: A Zombie Chronicles Novel
“There’s something special about the poetry of Zombie Zak. Sometimes it comes like a children’s rhyme, delivered with a smile. Sometimes as a much deeper message, delivered with insight and intellect. But it’s always dark, creepy…and fun. I think horror has found its first poet who can appeal to any reader at any age!”
-- Gregory L Hall, the author of At the End of Church Street and host of The Funky Werepig
"Sometimes playful, others grim, but always wonderfully strange and haunting - Zombie Zak keeps you on your toes as he leads you deeper and deeper into his world."
-- David Dunwoody, author of EMPIRE and UNBOUND & OTHER TALES
"Zombie Zak's writing is like a frosted Smores Pop Tart - hot hot hot, bad for you, gooey, but ultimately satisfying if a little ick once you realize what's inside"
"Zombie Zak's collection is a fun and grisly romp through a horror playground."
--Louise Bohmer, author of The Black Act
“Above all else, whatever you do, be true, be Brightness, be happy!” - Zombie Zak