#05: the song of a hospital swallow

One more from the recent hospital set (no typos, hopefully) ~~~~~~~ if they see me keep my food down they might let me fly away . . . I swallow all my hopes in toasted mouthfuls my wings and I are craving the open air and you the idea I hold of home it is … Continue reading #05: the song of a hospital swallow

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Book Review — Devil in the Wind: Voices from the 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires, by Frank Prem

Ms Jade Li from Tao Talk has this to say about Devil In The Wind.

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Devil in the Wind: Voices from the 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires,” is a book of poetry by Australian poet, Frank Prem, about horrific wildfires across the Australian state of Victoria in 2009. The preface includes descriptions of the physical and trauma effects in the victims’ own words. As the book moves along, the poems describe in graphic and statistical detail the scope of the damage to people, places, and things during the fires.

Much of the format of Frank’s poetry is stream of consciousness, as expressed from various perspectives, including rescue personnel, those manning the fire watch towers, those who outwitted death, the loved ones of those who didn’t survive, and witnesses of horrific pain and suffering. Frank effectively captures the angst and dread of being trapped in what amounts to a living hell for every living thing trapped in a million acres burning.

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Guest author: Frank Prem ~ A poet reads… — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

The lovely Sue Vincent has been good enough to host a short reading (the first of two) as part of her guest author program on her Sue Vincent's Daily Echo blog. Thank you, Sue. Pop over to check it out. This reading features 3 poems from Small Town Kid. ~~~ No-one can read a poem … Continue reading Guest author: Frank Prem ~ A poet reads… — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Devil in the Wind – Black Saturday — Meeka’s Mind

  A wonderful and moving review of Devil In The Wind from Andrea Flory of Meeka's Mind blog. She is a fine writer of speculative fiction and guides to help self publishing novices like me find a way forward by demystifying the process. Check her site out.   I’m not a poetry person, at least … Continue reading Devil in the Wind – Black Saturday — Meeka’s Mind

Deep In Thought, Great Egret

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Thinking, pondering if you will, of a poet and a ‘person possessing special powers of imagination’ a bit ill and still rhyming of the world around him.

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