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

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A Book Cover a day for seven days (Day 6). A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

Day 6 I've been tagged by Mick Canning to choose and feature 7 book covers in 7 days. The covers of books that mean something special to me. This entry is for my Day 6 cover. A Nevil Shute Omnibus. I came across Nevil Shute fairly late and considered him to be too old fashioned … Continue reading A Book Cover a day for seven days (Day 6). A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

a wall against

he wheeleda barrow-loadof instants he mixeda continuumof moments he'd meltedwith a zepto or twoon a planck laying this mortaras foundationhe placed instant oneinstant two and so on building a wallagainst time ~ Poem #597 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie. ______________________________________________________________________________ Would you like to be … Continue reading a wall against

A Book Cover a day for seven days (Day 5). Dune – Frank Herbert

Day 5 I've been tagged by Mick Canning to choose and feature 7 book covers in 7 days. The covers of books that mean something special to me. This entry is for my Day 5 cover. Dune Hands up if you've read all of the books in Dune - prequels and sequels and roads to? … Continue reading A Book Cover a day for seven days (Day 5). Dune – Frank Herbert

Devil In The Wind – Goodreads Review by Claire Tennant

Another very fine review of Devil In The Wind, by Claire Tennant (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005940706928). This is another post that FB won't allow me to share from Goodreads because of offensive content. Pretty amazing what's going on over there. These reviews are so very important, and I know that folk often feel it is not their place … Continue reading Devil In The Wind – Goodreads Review by Claire Tennant

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives #Potluck #Poetry – stripping by Frank Prem

A final stroll through my poetry archives by Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord Blog Magazine.

This time she has uncovered a poem that was written while I was, myself, in the act of uncovering. A thickly painted piece of magnificent Victorian Ash – a majestic tree, tall and straight hardwood.

This wood was acquired from a salvage yard after it had done service for many yeard=s as seating around the sides of a now demolished Council Swimming Pool.

I love this wood and used the occasion of its uncovering to create a poem in celebration.

Once again, I thank Sally for her support. SHe runs a brilliant blog and is a prolific and excellent writer in her own right.

Scootch across and take a look at this poem, but at the rest of her place as well. It’s a true smorgasbord, over there.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the series  Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience.

If you would like to know how it works here is the original post:https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/04/28/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-newseries-pot-luck-and-do-you-trust-me/

Frank Prem is an Australian author with two collections of poetry that describe his childhood growing in a small town… and the second, the dreadful wildfire that rapidly engulfed communities and took many lives. Both of which I have read and can recommend. I am delighted to be allowed to sample his archives to share with you.

In June 2017, Frank posted a poem a day.. and so I have chosen the poems he posted on this day and then the subsequent poems that correspond to his posts here…

stripping by Frank Prem June 25th 2017

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an air of punishment

the judge addressed himfrom behindthe bench your trialis now concluded it has shownwithout a doubtthat you are guiltyas accused it falls nowto this courtto pronounce sentence with regard to elementwe have determined: air with regard to the natureof that airit shall be: heavy you are sentencedto go forthcarrying with youa personal surroundingof your punishment worn … Continue reading an air of punishment

A Book Cover a day for seven days (Day 4). Guys and Dolls – Damon Runyon

Day 4 I've been tagged by Mick Canning to choose and feature 7 book covers in 7 days. The covers of books that mean something special to me. This entry is for my Day 4 cover. Damon Runyan was a wonderful writer of short stories set on Broadway in New York, during the Prohibition period … Continue reading A Book Cover a day for seven days (Day 4). Guys and Dolls – Damon Runyon

#1 New release: Devil In The Wind

Well, how about that! The Devil gets to be #1 new release in its category. I'm delighted. Have you got your copy yet? It's worth it. Seriously. ______________________________________________________________________________ Would you like to be notified about changes and developments in my writing world, like new poetry collections and giveaways?

A Book Cover a day for seven days (Day 3). The Wedding Party – H. E. Bates

Day 3 I've been tagged by Mick Canning to choose and feature 7 book covers in 7 days. The covers of books that mean something special to me. This entry is for my Day 3 cover. H. E. Bates was a wonderful writer of short fiction. He wrote during and after the Second World War … Continue reading A Book Cover a day for seven days (Day 3). The Wedding Party – H. E. Bates