P.J. Reed

The Complete Poetry Collections  of P.J. Reed

horror stories and dark poetry
The Wicked Come by P.J. Reed an outrageously wicked collection of dark romantic and horror poetry. Available from Amazon.  
Pretty Wicked Creatures by P.J. Reed a collection of the macabre, wicked and downright dangerous. Available from Amazon. 
Devon inspired haiku
Haiku Nation by P.J. Reed, a breathtaking collection of powerful modern haiku. Available from Amazon. 

Frozen Haiku by P.J. Reed explores the magical transformations as winter tightens her grip over the sleeping landscape. Available from Amazon.

Haiku Yellow by P.J. Reed is a breathtaking collection of stunning images of spring captured and written in haiku verse. Available from Amazon.
Flicker by P.J. Reed is a series of poetic postcards entwining the ever-changing nature of the Devon countryside with the lives of the people she has met in her travels throughout the county, creating a fascinating representation of humanity and nature. Available from Amazon.

Haiku Yellow by P.J. Reed

Haiku Yellow is a breathtaking collection of stunning images captured and written in haiku verse from the contemporary English poet P.J. Reed. This collection explores the excitement and drama as the yellow of springtime bursts through the bleakness of winter throughout the Devon countryside.s of dramatic moments captured forever in her fresh, crisp verse. The world in springtime is a joyful place full of possibilities and hope. P.J. Reed has looked into the beauty of a world reborn and clothed in yellow springtime glory.

Haiku Nation by P.J. Reed

The poems in Haiku Nation offer an intoxicating insight into the ethereal world of haiku. The collection is divided into sections comprising: the Seasons, Mountains, Wanderings and Waterfalling. 

The Seasons reflect a deep investigation into the ways of nature and her poetry makes you look at nature with an altered perspective. The haiku ‘see the warm raindrops’ is a dramatic, sensitive reinterpretation of a seemingly normal occurrence. While the poem, ‘gunnera ripples’ offers a beautiful image of the poet caught in a spring shower while walking. 

The poet uses the concept of the seasons as a metaphor for the progress of people’s life gently moving from the genteel progress of autumnal existence in ‘elderly couples’ to the fatality of winter and ‘little grey cloud cries’. This concept is handled with great delicacy and beauty is found in all stages of life’s journey. 

The Wanderings section reflects this poet’s love of travel with poems written from her visits to Kefalonia, Crete and the Far East. The solitude of the poetic existence is also remarked upon in several haiku such as ‘alone sea watching’ when a beautiful moment is captured forever in words. 

About P.J. Reed

P.J. Reed is a writer and poet from England. She holds a BAEd from Canterbury Christ Church University and an MA from Bradford University. She has been widely published in anthologies and collections. She writes speculative fiction based on fantasy worlds filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure. 

P.J. Reed currently lives in Devon, with a handful of teenagers, one feral cat and a dog called Fizz.

The Torcian Chronicles Book One - Defiance

The Torcian Chronicles will be published in 2017.

The Torcian Chronicles

"British author and poet P. J. Reed was pondering what to write one day over a cup of tea and Belgian tiffin slice, when a ragged warlock flashed into her thoughts.

“He was sitting dejectedly in a tiny garret above an inn, as his forces suffered yet another defeat at the hands of their all-powerful enemies,” Reed reflects. “I could smell the smoke and see the fear in his eyes. I thought what’s going to happen to him, and suddenly the whole story unfolded before me, writing itself.”

WiDo Publishing™ submissions editor Allie Maldonado found this high fantasy novel fascinating and exciting. “P.J has written a tale of depth and intrigue, complex but not confusing, with multi-faceted characters you can absolutely cheer for. Pretty amazing for a first novel. It’s a great foundation for a series.”

The author is in the process of writing the sequel. It deals with the three heroes–the mage, the messenger and the soldier–regarding their escape from Stantorr Dungeon, their cross-kingdom flight and the retribution of the land of Mivir. The characters are very important to Reed, and she works at making them real, identifiable and continually interesting.

“P.J. does an excellent job of giving her characters life and variety. I kept reading as much for them as for the plot,” says Maldonado.

A lifelong lover of SciFi and Fantasy, Reed liked that WiDo was seeking these kinds of submissions. “I thought we’d have an immediate connection,” she states. “They are a small, family-run publisher who only publishes a couple books a month, which means they will take great care with each book and can really get to know you as a writer and your story. I also loved the artwork on their covers. It’s of high quality and individual to each book, so I rejected my other offers to become a WiDo author.”

“Being a published poet, P. J. knows how to use economy of language to create a scene and build a world. I think she’s a natural at writing fantasy. We look forward to having a long, prolific relationship with her,” Maldonado states." from Wido Publishing

The Torcian Chronicles is available to pre-order from

Flicker by P.J.Reed

Flicker is a combination of haiku and senryu, combined and updated for the modern audience. In this collection, P.J. Reed has brought together a series of poetic postcards entwining the ever-changing nature of the Devon countryside with the lives of the people she has met in her travels throughout the county, creating a fascinating representation of humanity and nature.

This collection is beautifully illustrated with colour paintings.

An idea gift for poetry lovers everywhere.

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Dark Writing from P.J. Reed

The Wicked Come by P.J. Reed

'Ideal for lovers of the dark and deadly. Beautifully written, horror poems.'

This collection is an exploration of the darker side of humanity. The consequences of one-sided love affairs and how obsession can easily turn to murder. It explores the aftermath of when sanity crashes against madness.
Readers of P.J. Reed’s work are introduced to a variety of characters inhabiting a dystopian society: the gourmet detective, the doctor with unusual hobbies, the unnatural gardener, and the too ardent lovers. Each character has their own dark tale to share, their lives unravelling before the reader in minimalistic, deadly verses.
The Wicked Come also delves into the realm of the supernatural, with twists and visions of a fascinating world just beyond our perception.

Dark Poetry

P.J. Reed has several dark poetry collections exploring the supernatural side of existence.

Pretty Wicked Creatures is a selection of Gothic horror and dark poetry from the contemporary English poet P.J. Reed. 
In this collection, P.J. Reed has gathered together mistresses of the macabre, wicked and downright dangerous to create a spine-chilling collection of dark horror poetry. Within these pages, you will discover a bloodcurdling selection of poems ranging from the darkest side of romance to contemporary psychological and terror poetry that will leave you uneasily looking over your shoulder. 
The heroines in this collection are the strong, angry women taken from modern urban myths and old world legends who hunt in a darker world, stalking their human victims through the centuries. 

Beautiful women get away with murder, you have been warned.


Social Media Links

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Her dark/ horror website is at

Her nature inspired haiku website is found at

Her WordPress blog site is found at

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Frozen Haiku by P.J. Reed

Frozen Haiku is a thought-provoking collection of imaginative, visually stunning haiku from the contemporary English poet P.J. Reed. This collection explores the magical transformations, discoveries, and interactions with nature as winter tightens her grip over the sleeping landscape. 

The world in winter is an enchanted place. P.J. Reed has studied the changes of winter and its effects on the countryside, wildlife, and people. This study has resulted in a breathtaking series of moments of beauty and savagery captured forever in her fresh, crisp verse, ‘a glance of sunshine’ is a fascinating example of a beautiful image captured and shared. 

As well as a season of transformations, P.J. Reed feels winter to be a time of loneliness as people and animals shelter from the cold and a wintry quietness settles over the frozen countryside. The emptiness and loneliness of winter are found in her reflective, emotive haiku such as ‘I walk on cloud tops’ and ‘night time once more’. ​