Collin Andrew Yost

by Arthur Graham on January 18, 2018

Collin Yost is writer based out of Portland, Oregon, who has had a very controversial success on social media. His poetry is raw and unbridled, which has stirred some anger over social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram. He has been dubbed as “Portland’s Most Hated Poet” in articles ranging from The Willamette Weekly, The Oregonian, and The Outline. Yost was also featured in an interview with Orla Barry of BBC Ireland on her show “The Green Room.” His debut book “A Shot of Whiskey and a Kiss You’ll Regret in the Morning” was a Number One Hot New Release on Amazon and he is anticipated to release his second book “Cashmere Dreams and Silk Sheets” within the next few months.




“Sex burns around one hundred calories on average.”

That seems like such a mundane and watered-down statistic.

What kind of sex are we talking about?
Is it a subtle honeymilk, white-paint-on-the-walls type of sex?
Maybe it’s a passionate, fire-based, fuck-me-till-I-can’t-feel-my-toes
type of sex?
One hundred calories doesn’t seem like
a very high number, but in reality
I don’t see myself going to the gym.
// a cardio-based routine
I could get behind (literally).




I found myself writing

bullshit one-liners to make sure
the world knew my name.

I was writing
for all the wrong reasons,
all the wrong people,
and all the wrong intentions.
Poetry is decaying.
We have slaughtered it.
If more than four lines
loses your attention
then you are not deserving
of these thoughts.
“She’s got over sixty thousand followers
And a poem about the moon. What do you have?”
You are not poetry.




There is a cat in the windowsill
and two cigarettes in the ashtray.
She left on a Thursday and
the grass is finally
starting to die.
All the wild horses are finally
being broken and
I’m not sure there is anything left.
The rivers seem to run softer now
and the wind is just a faint breeze.
Time has passed and
the cat in the window doesn’t
mind me anymore.
She left on a Thursday and
I can’t even blame her.
A woman like that isn’t meant
to be fenced in.




Love isn’t exhausting.

You’ve just become accustomed
to boys who
can’t find your clit.

A man will get on his knees
to eat and pray
to you
like the goddess you are.





Pachu M. Torres

by India LaPlace on January 16, 2018

Pachu M. Torres is an artist based in Spain, addicted to black coffee, and specializing in erotic art. His work focuses on the synesthesia of pleasure and colors, BDSM and female passion. You can find his art on social media and featured in many magazines, including Playboy.


HST: First off, I’d like to thank you for taking time out of your schedule to talk to Horror Sleaze Trash. I’ve been following you on tumblr for a while and I’m such a fan of your art! 
Pachu: Thank you! I’m glad you like my art and even more glad to be having this conversation with you.
HST: When did you first begin creating such sexy, smutty images?
Pachu: I became interested in drawing erotic illustrations after I had my first sexual experiences at 14 years old (1999 more or less). I remember that my classmates and friends liked my illustrations and they bought many of them from me… Or I charged with other things hahaha. 
HST: How do you feel your art has changed and developed over the years? 
Pachu: Many factors have caused my art to change over the years, and I’m aware of it: first of all, I focused my art on the erotism. This was due to the success of this designs online 6 years ago. I shared them in a time when I was working in a national Spanish Newspaper (ABC), where I was doing other kind of illustrations (portraits, superheroes, cartoons, etc.), but as soon as I shared an erotic sketch on Instagram, it was viral on that social media. (And after the success, Instagram disabled that account, of course). So I started sharing my erotic designs and being more and more open with my own tastes and sexual interests. At this point they can be considered like a daily diary hahaha. But one of the constants in my art is that I don’t like to be explicit, but suggestive; there’s the real power to my illustrations. So, over these 6 years I have developed a greater assertiveness on the strokes with the brush (due to greater experience); I risk more with digital colors and their combinations and the compositions are more elaborate.
HST: Okay, here’s a more personal question. Do you indulge in any of the dirty deeds like those we see in your art? You into anything kinky? 
Pachu: Yes, the dirtier the better! As I told you, my illustrations can be considered like a daily diary with all the kinky games you see in there. It’s all about the giving and the receiving of pleasure. I don’t have limits and taboos, just constantly experimenting. 
HST: Are there any other kinds of art or hobbies you indulge in?
Pachu: I like to write. In fact, my studies were specialized in Spanish Language and Literature. I wrote many poems and little histories that, if someday I have time, I’ll illustrate to make a book with them. Outside of my creativity, I’m an intense movie addict; my favorite genres are horror, mystery, and road movies, but if it’s good, I’ll like it. Also books, video games, museums…
HST: Do you have any projects that you’re working on right now?
Pachu: I’ll continue with my regular works online, the commissions, collaborations with magazines, etc. But this year (2018), I’ll try to publish a book. I’m also exploring the possibility of doing a clothing line. 
HST: What other artists do you most look up to and admire?
Pachu: I admire many artists like Milo Manara, Serpieri, Bastien Vives, Tomer Hanuka, Harcio Altuna, Jordi Bernet… all of them awesome comic-book creators; Olly Moss, Gigi Rose Gray, and David Sossella are stunning illustrators. 
HST: Favorite movie or book? 
Pachu: The choice for my favorite movie is between Paris-Texas (Wim Wenders) and Mulholland Drive (David Lynch). Two masterpieces. And the book, Lila Say (Chimo).
HST: What about your favorite superhero?
Pachu: Batman, the only one capable of kicking the asses of every other superhero and villain! Also, the best superhero comic books (Year One, Dark Knight Returns, Arkham Asylum) are about this character. Also, the best superhero movies are his.
HST: Well, thank you so much for talking to us! It’s been a pleasure and we can’t wait to see more of your art in the future. Talk about hot! Where can we find you and connect with you online? Social media? Website? 
Pachu: Thank you for all! You’ll fine me on Tumblr (, Twitter (@pachumtorres), Instagram (@pachutorresart and @pachu_m_torres) and of course my website:


Martin Appleby

January 15, 2018

Writer, poet, punk. Editor of PAPER AND INK LITERARY ZINE.   STRIP CLUB BLUES “We have to leave” “I’ve just bought another drink” “We have to leave. Now”   I begrudgingly necked the rest of my pint and followed him out the door and away down the street   He had been chatting a bird […]

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Joseph Ridgwell

January 14, 2018

Joseph Ridgwell was raised in East London and is a cult figure of the literary underground both in the UK and abroad. Ridgwell has published five collections of poetry, two short story collections, and three novellas. A second collection of stories was published by New York’s Bottle of Smoke Press in Summer 2015. Ridgwell Stories […]

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Kurt Newton

January 12, 2018

Kurt Newton sold his first story, “The Promise of the Sea,” in 1993. Since then he’s had over 400 poems and 250 short stories published in a wide variety of magazines, anthologies and webzines in the U.S., Canada, England, Australia, Germany and Poland. To date, he has received sixteen honorable mentions from the editors of […]

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J.J. Campbell

January 11, 2018

J.J. Campbell (1976 – ?) is currently trapped in suburbia, wondering where are all the lonely housewives are. He’s been widely published over the years, most recently at Rusty Truck, Midnight Lane Boutique, Synchronized Chaos, In Between Hangovers and Tuck Magazine. You can find him most days whining about something trivial on his mildly entertaining blog, evil […]

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