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"The prodigious and powerful Bruce Boston...traverses...vivid surreal landscapes colored by shifting hues of emotion." --Paul Di Filippo, Asimov's SF Magazine
"...the poems in this collection range from the outstanding to the brilliant. There wasn't a piece of work I didn't personally find technically and aesthetically flawless... these small masterpieces instill emotions few, if any, other poets in the speculative field are capable of."--Gary West, Mondo Bizarro

If the Howling Void in your own soul wrote poems, it would collect them, and call it Pitchblende: and then publish it under the name Bruce Boston. Meanwhile it will haunt you. Go ahead: read The Canticle of Rage or Spirit Reborn. Read The Long Sleep of Dawn and, the loneliest poem, In Your Bones Only You Alone Know. Read Bruce Boston's Pitchblende and good luck in the recovery room. Your soul will thank will hate you. And if you want to meet The Devil: turn to page 59..."Dresden, Nagasaki, Hiroshima." Boston's Poems will drag you. Boston's dark music will ring in your hallowed halls.--Matthew David Campbell, Author, Harmonious Anarchy & The House of Eros

Pitchblende by Bruce Boston collects thirty-two new and previously published poems. Pitchblende received the Bram Stoker Award for Poetry. Selected and with an Introduction by Michael Arnzen. Illustrated by Marge Simon. Poems included are "Flesh Bone Blood," "The Lesions of Genetic Sin," "Like an Addict Glowing," "Alien Quarry," "Pavane for a Cyber-Princess," "The Canticles of Rage," "In Far Pale Clarity," "Ghost Blood," "The Prince Comes in Velvet," "She Was There for Him the Last Time," and twenty-two other poems.

"...Pitchblende is radioactive. It's a mineralized form of uranium oxide-black and hard and dangerous. It looks something like crystallized coal cracked right out of the gates of hell; it's darker than tar and stronger than time and its lethal nature is sneaky and invisible and inescapable once you've touched it. Killer rock. A fitting metaphor for the rock solid poetry of Bruce Boston. It's scary, powerful stuff. And it's got a half-life that will outlive you. This poetry stands the test of time..." From the introduction by Michael Arnzen


Used availability for Bruce Boston's Pitchblende

Paperback Editions

November 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Pitchblende
Author(s): Bruce Boston
ISBN: 1-888993-37-5 / 978-1-888993-37-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Pitchblende
Author(s): Bruce Boston
Publisher: Weasel Press Digital
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