Jon Etter

Writer, Teacher, Resident of the October Country

Entombed_large

I don’t write much poetry–I’m more of a prose man when it comes to writing–but I do dabble a bit in poetry when what I’ve got to say lends itself best to that form. So I’m very surprised and pleased to announce that I’ll have my first published poem, “Song of Salem,” hit the stands this summer in the anthology Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salema collection of poems about Salem, Massachusetts focusing on its culture and heritage, including, of course, the infamous witch trials. “Song of Salem” is a Golden Shovel poem, which takes a quote from an existing work and then uses each word from that quote as an end word in a way that comments or expands on the original quote. The jumping off for “Song” is a quote from the infamous Malleus Maleficarum, or “Hammer of Witches,” used for over two hundred years to identify, try, and execute witches, including those killed in Salem:

“To conclude: All witchcraft comes from carnal lust, which is in women insatiable.”

If you are so inclined, you can pre-order the collection from Fundead Publishing at the link above or wait for it to be available on Amazon in print and ebook format sometime this summer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: