Things in the Well are excited and proud to announce that the introduction of
John Baltisberger’s The Configuration Discordant
marks a new line of dark poetry collections!
Due for release in December 2019, with an introduction by Angela Yuriko Smith and specially commissioned interior artwork by Jon Claeton, The Configuration Discordant is already gaining some attention among critics and reviewers…
The Configuration Discordant
“John Baltisberger explores the visceral dark. He probes the underbelly of the demon, breathes in the acrid odor of fear and regurgitates it here in this book. Much of the work drifts to fall in layers of meaning. They resurface like silt in murky water, winking under a dim sun to create new currents of thought.”
– Angela Yuriko Smith
“It feels like walking in a dreamy and mysterious dark tunnel
between Baltisberger’s articulation”
– Naturre G – Band Leader of Tengger Cavalry
“These take dark and demented to a whole new level. Dive into the mind of a crazed killer, feel their joy and excitement as they kill.… At first, you’ll be shocked, then uneasy, then you’ll start to dig deeper.
This book will leave you twisted.”
– Roxanne Rhoads, allthingshalloweenguide.blogspot.com
“Because poetry is about what the reader feels, and Kaiju horror needs you to feel helpless to be executed properly, this combination in poems like Quetzalcoatl are actually quite devastating.”
– Reed Alexander’s Horror Reviews
“The Configuration Discordant is like being stalked by a monster through a house of mirrors. This is an adventurous and energetic exploration of what poetry can be. These poems engage the mind, as well as jangling the nerves. Baltisberger’s images will haunt you – this is the perfect book to take with you for a long walk, on an October evening.
Through the cemetery.”
– Rob Dittrich