Michael Arnzen

Poet, Fiction Writer

Seton Hill University 1 Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

Author's Bio

Often funny, always disturbing, Michael Arnzen has won four Bram Stoker awards for his imaginative fiction, weird poetry and literary experiments that predominantly explore the horror genre. He teaches in the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, near Pittsburgh, where he was awarded Professor of the Year. He advises the campus literary magazine, Eye Contact.  Visit him online at http://gorelets.com or link to his social network via http://michaelarnzen.com

Publications & Prizes


Grave Markings (Bantam Books, 2016)
Proverbs for Monsters (Dark Regions Press, 2007)
Play Dead (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2005)
100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2004)
Fluid Mosaic (Wildside Press, 2000)


The Gorelets Omnibus (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2012)
Rigormarole: Zombie Poem (Naked Snake Press, 2005)
Dying (Tachyon Publishing, 2003)
Writhing in Darkness: The Selected Poetry of Michael A. Arnzen (Dark Regions Press, 1997)
Prizes won: 

Professor of the Year (Seton Hill University), 2010-11; Bram Stoker Award for Fiction Collection (Proverbs for Monsters), 2007; Bram Stoker Award for Poetry Collection (Freakcidents), 2005; Bram Stoker Award for Alternative Forms (The Goreletter), 2003; Bram Stoker Award for First Novel (Grave Markings), 1994; International Horror Critics Guild Award for First Novel (Grave Markings), 1994; Best Fiction Writer, Genre Writers Association, 1995; Best New Writer, Small Press Writers and Artists Organization, 1992.

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Adults, Teachers
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Amityville, NY
New York
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Last update: May 22, 2019