Here’s a fun and simple way to celebrate Beowulf: The Midgard Epic’s upcoming release. This micropoem written haiku style is called “Grendel.” Enjoy! And remember, adventure awaits!
Claws like razor blades
Shred flesh and rip men apart
Grendel dines tonight
James Matthew Byers resides in Wellington, Alabama with his wife, kids, a dog named after an elf, and two tortoises. He has been published in poetry journals and through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, where he received his Master’s in 2010. His epic poem, Beowulf: The Midgard Epic, is coming soon from Stitched Smile Publications, LLC. He also has a short story featured in their upcoming release, Unleashed: Monsters Vs. Zombies.