Seattle, Washington, USA, Sept. 18, 2021—Horror lovers, science fiction fans, and poetry readers alike will receive a Halloween treat this year in the form of Evan J. Peterson’s Metaflesh: Poems in the Voices of the Monster. Peterson’s first full-length poetry collection is narrated by a gender-fluid Frankenstein creature. This publication follows Peterson’s recent LGBTQ-centered books The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir and the Drag Star! interactive novel-cum-rpg. These books led to Peterson appearing on NPR, Money.com, and PBS.
Metaflesh combines camp and drag humor, gruesome body horror, and a modern take on gender and sexuality. The book recasts Shelley’s and Frankenstein’s creature as a film critic watching the movies and commercials in which the monster themself is a character–everything from James Whale’s classic Universal film to General Mills’ Franken Berry cereal. Flash prose pieces and traditional lyric poems exist side-by-side in this book, reflecting the piecemeal identity of the creature. Metaflesh ships in paperback and ebook in early October 2021, just in time for Halloween.
“Those of you who have long suspected that Evan J. Peterson is the love child of Bette Davis and the Marquis de Sade will find your suspicions confirmed here. Shot in Hollywood and edited in a clammy French dungeon, this book is part seduction, part coercion, all pure pleasure.”
– David Kirby, author of What is a Book? and Talking about Movies with Jesus
Evan J. Peterson is an author, critic, game writer, and Clarion West alum. He’s the creator of Drag Star! (Choice of Games), the world’s first drag performer RPG, as well as The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir (Lethe Press). His writing has appeared in Weird Tales, Aim for the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry, Queers Destroy Horror, Nightmare Magazine, and Best Gay Stories 2015. Evan’s serial novel Better Living Through Alchemy is currently releasing digitally, chapter by chapter, from Broken Eye Books. Www.evanjpeterson.com can tell you more.
Imprint: ARUS Entertainment
On sale: Oct. 1, 2021
Paperback: $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-954394-04-9
Ebook: $8.99, ISBN: 978-1-954394-03-2
Contact the author at the address above and order Metaflesh: Poems in the Voices of the Monster from ARUS Entertainment: https://arusentertainment.com/product/metaflesh-poems-in-the-voices-of-the-monster/