Black Poppy Review is a literary arts journal featuring free verse poetry, flash fiction, and mini-chapbook collections (chaplets), of a darker nature. All is not as it seems at Black Poppy. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Find the key. Unlock the creaky gate on rusted hinges. Explore the dilapidated, mossy grounds. Discover hidden paths and nooks which lead to words that linger and haunt--poems of abandonment, flora & fauna, ghosts, isolation, memories, nature, weathering, wonder, and the otherwise forgotten.  

* We are partial to poems about ancient gardens, abandoned manors, and dark forests.

Black Poppy Review publishes periodically from September through February each year.


About the Editor:

Sandy Benitez writes lyrical poetry and fiction. She uses the pen name Sandy Hiss when writing darker works such as The Rosegiver, a gothic fairytale and The Haunting of Meredith, a paranormal novelette. Sandy's always been intrigued by the paranormal, haunted houses, ancient cemeteries, forests, gardens, and abandoned buildings. She currently resides in Southern California with her husband and two children.

Blog:  sandysbenitez.blogspot.com
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/sandybenitez


  1. Thank you Ryan! Hope to receive some new poems from you in the future.