Praying Mantis by Ben John Smith

by Horror Sleaze Trash on September 9, 2013

Praying Mantis by Ben John Smith

Ben John Smith is an interesting poet.  To steal how Steve Smart put it, “Ben John Smith is kinda the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold of the Melbourne literary scene. He’s raw but not angry, sweetly filthy mouthed, with a healthy sense of the absurd tempered with gritty reality – or vice versa.”

Ben manages the publishing press Horror, Sleaze, Tresh (warning NSFW), and is author of Air a Boire.  To describe that, I’d say, “let’s all get pissed and say silly things, but do it poetically and with well written imagery.”  His writing and publishing are a gooey mess of wonderful poetry and well written obscenities.

Praying Mantis is a Jog publication, donation based, available from WISH Publishing.  You can read Praying Mantis through Scribd and Payhip, or through the embedded document below.

Donations can be made through Payhip.

Cheers!

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