2023 has been quite the year and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to continue to publish an put my work out there for those to enjoy.

For Consideration:

Poetry Collections:

Bleeding Rainbows and Other Broken Spectrums, Hex Publishers (June, 2023).

anOther Mythology: Poems, Interstellar Flight Press (September, 2023).


My prose poem Behold! The Manifest Age appeared in ‘Along Harrowed Trails from Timber Ghost Press, LLC. 2023.

My long narrative prose poem Ex Oblivione: Nothing Out of the End was printed in the February (#32) issue of Cosmic Horror Monthly (2023).

A second narrative prose poem When I Swallowed the Sun, I Kissed the Night was printed in the October (#40) issue of Cosmic Horror Monthly (2023).

I penned my first sonnet, I Demand the City of Flesh which appeared in James Aquilone’s ‘Shakespeare Unleashed’ anthology (2023).

My prose poem Paragraph 175 was printed in ‘Unspeakable Horrors 3: Dark Rainbow Rising’ ed. Vince Liaguno (2023).

My prose poem, To Curse What the Moon Brings a continuation of to H.P. Lovecraft’s famous prose poem What the Moon Brings was published in the anthology ‘For the Outsider: Poems Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’ from Hippocampus Press (2023).

My prose poem Where Stars Go was printed in the Spring Issue of the Door is a Jar Magazine.

My eponymous prose poem Ordo ob Chao: Towards That Endlessness was printed in the anthology ‘Azathoth: Ordo ob Chao ed. Aaron J. French from Journalstone (2023).

My prose poem And So It Goes, The End That Cometh Sweetly was published in the anthology ‘Shadows Over Mainstreet Vol. 3 ed. Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward (2023).

My prose poem Common Sense, No More appeared in the follow up anthology ‘Qualia Nous Vol. 2 ed. Michael Bailey (2023).

My weird cosmic horror poem The Great Cosmic Itch appeared in ‘The Cozy Cosmic’ ed. Francis Ippolito and Mark Teppo (2023).

The Hallows Eve Star (prose poem) appeared in Weird Fiction Quarterly Halloween Edition. (2023).

Stingy Old Jack (prose poem) appeared in Weird Fiction Quarterly Halloween Edition. (2023).

Poetry from Spectral Realms and Penumbra:

Brain Funk (prose poem) appeared in Spectral Realms No. 18 from Hippocampus Press (2023).

There’s a Hole in the Sky (prose poem) appeared in Spectral Realms No. 18 from Hippocampus Press (2023).

The Myth of Nothing (prose poem) appeared in Spectral Realms No. 19 from Hippocampus Press (2023).

They’re Coming (prose poem) appeared in Spectral Realms No. 19 from Hippocampus Press (2023).

The Towers (prose poem) appeared in Spectral Realms No. 19 from Hippocampus Press (2023).

Ancient Teeth (prose poem) appeared in Penumbra No. 4 from Hippocampus Press (2023).

Short Fiction

My short story My Cin appeared in The LGBTQ Horror Collection from KJK Publishing (2023).

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈UPDATE🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈: When I said to stay tuned, I meant it.

“Bleeding Rainbows and Other Broken Spectrums” release date and preorder information is here!

Full cover art coming soon though… you can catch a glimpse of a few interior illustrations in the preorder link. I can’t stress enough how excited I am and happy I am to have been able to work with Josh and Hex Publishers putting this book together.

And a special thank you to my good friend, Angela Yuriko Smith for her honest and visceral introduction. It brought tears to my eyes.

This poetry collection will be FULL COLOR with both paperback AND hardback (with dust jacket) editions and will be released on June 20th, 2023.

Check out the preorder information here.

Additionally, I’ve received some incredibly kind, thoughtful, and generous blurbs from friends and colleagues in the writing community (with more on the way).

Here’s what they have to say:

“If Zeus picked up Ganymede in a gay bathhouse, if Laura met Carmilla in a BDSM dungeon for vampires, their tales of supernatural sexual awakening would resemble the poetry in Maxwell Gold’s terrifying—and incredibly sexy—Bleeding Rainbows and Other Spectrums. Gay sex isn’t relegated to metaphor in Gold’s steamy verse, for Bleeding Rainbows has smashed all of its closets, freeing the monsters who live within and shining its fearless light on the many ways in which they arouse us. Vampires, werewolves, and the ancient gods themselves are as hungry as they are mesmerizing, and are prowling your local nightclub where they dangerously exude the seductive aroma of leather.”


“A bold, visceral collection that pushes past comfort zones into a fever dream of raw, ugly truths refracted by the spinning disco ball of Gold’s audacious poetic storytelling. Anchored in tremendous humanity, Bleeding Rainbows and Other Broken Spectrums will transport readers through their own personal infernos of guilt, shame, and utter imperfection, shooting them out somewhere into a cosmic void where voracious mirror monsters are slain by the healing light of self-forgiveness.”


“With this bold collection of desiccated erotic fantasies, Maxwell I. Gold creates a dread-palace of beautiful perversion. Confronting and brimming with universal truth, Bleeding Rainbows is a primal and dangerous work. Authentic and affective.”


I’ve always been nervous about reading my own poetry, and I know that has to change at some point. Though, when my friend Angela Yuriko Smith asked me to read my poem for her online show SPILLING THE INK you can sure bet, yes, I was just as hesitant.

Back in 2018 when my now Rhysling Award nominated poem Crimson Faces was published Angela’s husband, Ryan Smith produced an audio recording with him narrating the poem. The way he read every word, emphasized every breath, it was beautiful.

Naturally, I asked Angela if Ryan had the time to produce a similar version for The Gates of Katharion (Weird Tales #366, 2022) and well, without further explanation I’m pleased to share with you the finished product

The Gates of Katharion.