I'm finding it difficult to believe, and I'm not sue what I'll do with myself! What am I talking about? I've submitted a total of 8 projects for Ingram Spark to print for me. New books, that is. I made good progress with the group of eight that I was pre-occupied with - The Bachelard … Continue reading Projects, projects.
Memory is not to be trusted. A couple of days back I posted a poem about a bobble-glass vase and a pastry board. What a deceiver! I had occasion to return to the scene today, with objects actually being placed in the car to be taken away to an Op-Shop, and took photos. Imagine my … Continue reading Untrustworthy is the bobble!
It is very wonderful to have Pebbles to Poems feature alongside books by Jane Risdon and Gwen Plano at the Smorgasbord Cafe.
Do pop across and check out the variety of articles Sally has presented for readers. It’s a treat!
Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore with new releases and reviews for the authors on the shelves
Delighted to share the news of Frank Prem’s latest release which is a selection of his poetry from across his current collections – Pebbles to Poems
About the collection
Pebbles to Poems is a sample pack of Frank Prem’s free-verse poetry and storytelling published between 2018 and 2020. Extracts from six collections, ranging through memoir, and wildfire though to contemporary love poetry.
- Small Town Kid – growing up in a rural Australian town during the 1960s and 70s.
- Devil In The Wind – the stories of victims and survivors of the 2009 Black Saturday wildfires in Australia.
- The New Asylum – an experience of public psychiatry in Australia, from childhood roaming the mental hospital grounds, through student psychiatric nursing and on to managing acute wards and patients.
- A Love…
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two times I felttodaythe presencefrom the past clearingfrom the pantry rooma wooden pastry board a metre squareI recall ithookedby a purposeful edgeto holdfixed in placewhile strong armskneaded biscuits rolledwith jam caught upinsideho from the oven I remember and another momentwith a sense of . . . everywhereas I washed knick-knacksbefore their assignmentto an opportunity shop … Continue reading bobble glass (cleaned at last)
And of course, when I line them up like this I finally get my own good look at the covers. It is incredibly difficult to get a good sense of the overall when working on them all together. Particularly, I'm finding inserting them in a frame is helpful. My feeling is that perhaps four of … Continue reading Bachelard Covers
A small update on my Bachelard collections, for anyone who miggt be interested. I've created 8 volumes, all of them probably too big and needing to be split into two's if I ever get to that point. In book pages - pumped up with front stuff and back stuff, it is just short of 2,000. … Continue reading Progress by the octo-books.
I've penned an entry at my Author site re progress towards turning my Bachelard collection of poems into book format. I'm calling the series Bachelard Interpreted. I've included a little discussion about issues involved in creating a book when the text is over-large, book covers and such. If you're interested, this link will take you … Continue reading Progress on the Bachelard Series