Monday, September 4, 2017



For a collection of short poems, only a short introduction will do. These one hundred diminutive masterpieces are arranged by length so that each is one word shorter than the last. This intricate arrangement, however challenging for the anthologiser—who did it “his own self to gratify—”, should be to the reader only a secondary consideration. Each poem is a fresh universe to explore.   The collection takes its name from the final “fit” of Lewis Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark”. Like the hero of Carroll’s tale, this collection “softly and suddenly vanishes away,” until a blank page alone remains.   
Copyright © Elsinore Books 2017

The Vanishing: One Hundred Shorter & Shorter Poems from 99 Words to 0 
(Kindle Locations 2-10). 
Elsinore Books. Kindle Edition. 

edited by Shae Spreafico


poets from Bob Arnold to James Wright. . .
and deeper deeper more!


After the Child

the swing


Bob Arnold