And all my days are trances
And all my nightly dreams
Are where thy dark eye glances
And where thy footstep gleams…”

To One in Paradise, Edgar Allan Poe

Garth von Buchholz is an author of dark poetry, short fiction, non-fiction and drama. His poetry books include Mad Shadows and his short fiction has been published in various anthologies. Several of his stage plays have been produced. Garth is also the founder of the International Edgar Allan Poe Society. He lives on Vancouver Island in Canada where he teaches social media at Royal Roads University.

Poetry is my second language. I’m most fluent when I can read it, speak it and listen to it every day, especially with my young daughter. If asked, I can translate the gist of it for others who don’t understand the language, but they won’t appreciate its nuances unless they are willing to immerse themselves. Sometimes I think in English, but I always dream in poetry.

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