shapes of ill (and too much voice)

and I amalmosttoo sadto write deaths mount illness climbs Igo on haunting the boundariesand perimeters listening the catcallsof blameare growing louder more insistent there will be bloodof a political kindbefore long I read the accountsof plagueresurgent of povertyin the formof helplessness despairin the shapeof a business that onceworked . . . employed . . . … Continue reading shapes of ill (and too much voice)

Pebbles to Poems – the campaign begins!

I suppose Stage 1 was getting the book formatted and working as it is supposed to (I hope). I've gone a step further now, and have made the book available to buy pre-release to a select group (which is readers of this blog, at present) for zero dollars. I'm hoping that I've managed that right. … Continue reading Pebbles to Poems – the campaign begins!

Coming soon (ish) – Pebbles to Poems

I'm a bit of a restless spirit as far as my poetry and book publishing goes. I can't seem to give myself a moment's peace, with so much to write, and so much to learn about packaging my work into proper book forms. Picture books, even. Who would have thought! One of the things I've … Continue reading Coming soon (ish) – Pebbles to Poems

#Bookreview – A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-book by Frank Prem

I am delighted to be able to share a link here to Robbie Cheadle’s review of my little Bakery Bears picture book.

Take a moment to pop over to her place. Check out the Review and some of her books, while you’re visiting.

Say hello.

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What Amazon says

The Beechworth Bakery Bears are having lots of fun.

They are rowing in regattas and taking tea in the pie warmer.

They are riding on bobsleds and slurping coffee.

They are keeping watch over the bakery and making sure that everyone has cake to eat.

They are waiting, and hoping, that someone might take them home, where perhaps scones will be made!

They are ready to tell you all their stories . . .

My review

I am a great fan of Frank Prem’s poetry and I also love children’s picture books, so when I heard about A Beechwork Bakery Bears ebook I had to grab a copy. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. This delightful picture book features a collection of gorgeous photographs of teddy bears who inhabit Beechwork Bakery. The bears have all sort of jobs at the bakery and get up to a fair bit of…

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the magpie sings at midnight (we go around again)

at midnighta magpiesings a lowsweet song perhapsit is the heraldof rain all is darkyet still she singsas thoughrehearsing for the day overand overagain ~ there are starsabove there is the moon a scudding cloudscuds past while Iam drawn to gazeat the spacesbetween each pinpointof impossiblelight every nightwe goaround and every nightwe spin a planetbarely balancedon … Continue reading the magpie sings at midnight (we go around again)

saving (for a spear)

it is the timeof saviours the biblical timeof strife how manyfailures how manymistakesare allowed for each attemptedat a miracle the failureof quarantinewhen too manyshopped too many shagged the attemptat logic pleading with the faithfulnot to stray too faror too close butno one istrulyfaithful anymore nobody listensto any soft voice and the numbersof the sickand the … Continue reading saving (for a spear)

Smorgasbord Book Reviews – Children’s – A Beechworth Bakery Bears (The Beechworth Bakery Bears 1) by Frank Prem

I’m delighted that my A Beechworth Bakery Bears ebook has received another review!

Thank you, Sally Cronin.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085Q7NVPJ

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to review the latest release from Frank Prem... this time a children’s story book…A Beechworth Bakery Bears (The Beechworth Bakery Bears 1)

About the stories

The Beechworth Bakery Bears are having lots of fun.

They are rowing in regattas and taking tea in the pie warmer.

They are riding on bobsleds and slurping coffee.

They are keeping watch over the bakery and making sure that everyone has cake to eat.

They are waiting, and hoping, that someone might take them home, where perhaps scones will be made!

They are ready to tell you all their stories . . .

My review for the book August 6th 2020 – Perfect for children of all ages

Step back in time to your teddy bear years… easy to do with this lovely picture book

I thoroughly enjoyed this small but fun filled book about a group of bears in…

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beautiful (dancing)

it comes asan unexpectedtouch a brush strokefrom somethingso very softand light yetwith a senseof weightsuspended a fizzsensation . . . crinklingas it disappears rendered unstableby the too-warm heatof my skin settlingwith a soft soundon my shoulder I have hadto stepoutsideto attend some taskor other and have beencaughtin a flurry-whirlof flakesblown thitherby the wind andI have … Continue reading beautiful (dancing)

ill air (and brittle beauty)

it is bitterin the depthsof winter the weatherseems to intensifytowards the end and the chillthat beginsat fingertipsand toespries inward the brittle coldis a beautiful thing attractiveand forbidding as my homeis attractiveand forbidding forbidden for we haveithere the dreadcontagion ohnot right where Iam standingnobut in the greater areathat I callhome we are a jewelof food growingand … Continue reading ill air (and brittle beauty)