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The Prophets' Paradise

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With “The Prophets’ Paradise,” acclaimed horror writer Robert Chambers plays with form to create a series of dream-like prose poems. In one section, a woman empties a jar of blood on a patch of white flowers, crying out, “I have killed him I loved!” In another, a clown tells Death, “You are very beautiful.” These eerie, yet ethereal poems defy interpretation and will linger in the minds of readers.

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