Christopher Conlon

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Christopher Conlon is a poet, writer, and editor. He has written four books of verse--Gilbert and Garbo in Love (Word Works, 2003), The Weeping Time (Argonne House, 2004), Mary Falls: Requiem for Mrs. Surratt (Word Works, 2007), and Starkweather Dreams (CGP, 2009); additional poems may be found in his collection of miscellany Wild Tracks: Uncollected Writings 1985-2014 (Mango Biscuit, 2014). Conlon also edited the anthology A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock (Dark Scribe, 2011). His first published poetry appeared in the 1980s, and since then he has had verse in dozens of magazines and journals including America, Poet Lore, Negative Capability, Wind, Thomas Wolfe Review, and many others.


Conlon is also active in prose, with five published novels to his credit including Midnight on Mourn Street (2008) and A Matrix of Angels (2011), both of which were finalists for the Bram Stoker Award, and Savaging the Dark (Evil Jester, 2014), named one of the Top Ten Horror Novels of 2014-15 by Booklist Magazine. He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson (Tor, 2009), which Conlon edited, is a compendium of original fantasy and horror stories by the likes of Stephen King, Whitley Strieber, and others which won the Bram Stoker Award and was reprinted by the Science Fiction Book Club as well as in several foreign translations.


Since 2001 Conlon has hosted the popular Nora School Poetry and Literary Reading Series in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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