Rockford, IL — Zombie Logic Press is proud to announce the release of the third book in its Rock River Literary Series, “The Blood Dark Sea,” by Rockford poet Dennis Gulling.  Dennis Gulling is a protege of Todd Moore, who taught English at Belvidere High School for many years, and is credited as the founder of the Outlaw Poetry movement. Gulling is himself a distinguished, although elusive poet with a thirty-five year history of publication, and was also the editor of Crawlspace magazine from 1980-1989.

This one hundred page testimonial of the underbelly of American society is delivered like a gut punch, and finishes with a flourish of wry humor quick as a prison shivving. It is his first full-length collection of poetry.

The Blood Dark Sea is a 35 year collection of poems about small timers finding themselves in bad places at the wrong time. Their misfortune is definitely the reader's gain, as the German concept of schadenfreude is raised to an art form by this poet and his keen observation detailing the worst moments in others lives. Gulling delivers his poems like short, unexpected bursts of gunfire in an idyllic suburban afternoon.

The Blood Dark Sea is the third book in the Rock River Literary Series, an effort by editor Thomas L. Vaultonburg of Zombie Logic Press to promote Rockford writers, and expose them to a national audience. Two books a year are planned in the series, with the two previous books being Iced Cream by Jesus Abraham Correa VII and The Zen of Beard trimming by C.J. Campbell. The books are available locally at Phoenix Traders, and online at A book release party will be forthcoming in May at J.R. Kortman Gallery. Local authors may also contact Mr. Vaultonburg in regards to submitting their works for the Rock River Literary Series.

Contact: Thomas L. Vaultonburg
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 815-231-6212
Company: Zombie Logic Press
Rockford, IL, USA