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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
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Published May 25th 2017
Beware the daylight
Vampire Haiku, vampires, haiku about monsters, Ryan Mecum, vampire books


Flying over zoos
Vulnerable giraffe necks
Are hard to pass up.
~ From Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum

In 1620, William Butten is aboard the Mayflower, enroute to the New World when disaster strikes. A beautiful female passenger named Katherine attacks him and turns him into a vampire. Butten's journal records his further adventures in the form of haiku, as he continues his undead existence through the American Civil War, the Great Depression, the Great Chicago Fire and Woodstock, while meeting historical figures from Davey Crockett to J.D. Salinger.

This quirky concept for a book works well, and some of the poems are very funny, though the story gets quite dark in places. The book also contains illustrations (some of them photographs, others drawings).

This is the author, Ryan Mecun's second book of poems about monsters, the first being Zombie Haiku.

Vampire Haiku is a fun little book which should appeal to fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or haiku. Give it a miss if you're squeamish about blood.
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