Amazon and those book prices

I wrote a little while back about my surprise to see the Hardcover edition of Sheep On The Somme selling for about $15.00 in the Australian market. It is still around that price - $15.00 for a near 400 page hardcover book is below cost and above amazing, IMO,at least. Today I noticed that some … Continue reading Amazon and those book prices

Progress in my Ukraine poetry and picture poetry collections and endeavours

It's been a little nuts around Frank-ville, working intensely on a number of different book projects at the same time, so it comes as a great relief to reach a point where there is something tangible to see for the effort. I'm at the stage where I have more or less completed work on the … Continue reading Progress in my Ukraine poetry and picture poetry collections and endeavours

The Garden Black – Liz’s Review

Thank you, Liz Gauffreau for a wonderful review of 'The Garden Black'. Liz likens her reading to an experience of jazz, and I could not be more delighted with such a description. The Garden Black marks a departure, for me, from the comfort of writing whatever comes to mind, to the exploration - in a … Continue reading The Garden Black – Liz’s Review

Publication on Spillwords! (The Truth of Time poem)

Lovely, lovely! I've received confirmation this morning that Spillwords are going to publish my poem - the truth of time (as revealed by the pictures) is to be published, with an attached mp3 audio recording - on the 11th May, 2022 at 3am Eastern Time. I think that is about 5pm on the 11th in … Continue reading Publication on Spillwords! (The Truth of Time poem)

The Garden Black – Marj’s review.

A wonderful day for receiving reviews for The Garden Black. Thank you to Marjorie Mallon for this wonderful review on Goodreads. Marj is a talented young adult fantasy author from the UK and I can highly recommend her work. Here is the link to Marj's review on Goodreads. If you'd like to check out her … Continue reading The Garden Black – Marj’s review.

Sunday Book Review – Garden Black by Frank Prem #Poetry

How wonderful to receive a review of The Garden Black from Debby Gies (D. G. Kaye) in her Sunday Book Review feature.

Debby is a wonderful writer/blogger and humorist of note, and I’m quite chuffed with her choice of poems to highlight – particularly ‘jet on night’, which fascinated me while I was trying to get my head around the idea enough to convey to a reader.

Thank you so much, Debby.

My Sunday Book Review is for the latest collection of speculative poetry by Frank Prem. I have enjoyed reading many of Frank’s books because his poetry interpretations take us along with him on his observations whether real or fiction, his truth shines through.


The Garden Blackpoetry collection is a venture into fantasy and speculative fiction based on the dual themes ofrain forestandfantasy.

. The rainforest becomes a desert, and then the sea.

. A man in a satellite orbits the earth while playing his violin and pondering. A girl gazes up at the passing light and dances.

. Od Ovo- a youth who isfrom here,raises the dust of frustrated boredom on a mining asteroid, and cannot believe traveller tales of places where water falls from the sky.

. What colour are the flowers in the Reaper’s garden? They areallcolours…

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‘Song For The Horizon’ on AntipodeanSF Radio Show

My thanks go to Ion Newcombe, intrepid host of The AntipodeanSF Radio Show which is broadcast on 2NVR Nambucca Valley Radio. Ion has broadcast three parts of 'Song For The Horizon' poem group taken out of my The Garden Black collection. Links to the shows that include my readings are below: Arne Armstrong Armor Tune … Continue reading ‘Song For The Horizon’ on AntipodeanSF Radio Show

Small Town Kid – a surprise review

Thank you Joy Neal Kidney for a wonderful review of Small Town Kid. It is so marvelous to find that these little stories of childhood in 1960s and 70s Australia resonate with readers in other countries - the United States, in this case. The price of this book in paperback format has dropped by a … Continue reading Small Town Kid – a surprise review

The Garden Black – 4 star review

The Garden Black paperback - 25/04/2022 It is a great pleasure to share a 4 star review of The Garden Black by Chelsea Uzomah, who hails from Nigeria. I'm delighted that Chelsea enjoyed this particular approach to speculative fiction and speculative poetry. ~