Podcast with John Piprani

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by John Piprani fromcthe UK last week as part of a podcast series he has run on the general theme of how people working in the arts go about earning their livings. I don't have time right now to do more than present the link to the interview … Continue reading Podcast with John Piprani

Sunday Book Review – A Kiss for the Worthy by Frank Prem #Poetry

Thank you, Debby Gies for your wonderful review of A Kiss for the Worthy - Book 2 of A Love Poetry Trilogy. Whitman is not an easy act to follow, but his love of the world he was in, and the very fact that he was in it, shone through for me.   Source: Sunday … Continue reading Sunday Book Review – A Kiss for the Worthy by Frank Prem #Poetry

Book Launch time!

A Kiss for the Worthy is launched

Frank Prem Poetry

This is the start of an exciting couple of days, over here at Frank-ville. New book releases, interviews going public, new poems (maybe)!

Every day is . . .

In some ways, of course every day is exciting. In the last year or so, the world has turned on its axis quite sharply, bringing perils and travails. Challenges and difficulties. Losses and grief. And yet . . .

Each day, the sun has risen. A new view, a new perspective. New poetry to write. A new day to live and to love.

The world is wonderful, despite all.

Beechworth Rail Trail – Autumn 2020

On this day . . . A Kiss For The Worthy is released

Today is the 17th of May. It’s a special day for a number of reasons, but particularly (this time) because it marks the release on Amazon of A Kiss for the Worthy

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #SciFi Innerscape Omnibus: Books 1 to 3 of the Innerscape trilogy by A.C. Flory

Wonderful to see Andrea Flory’s marvelous Innerscape series (in Omnibus form) being listed at the Smorgasbord.

A great series, and a great site.

I recommend taking a peek at both.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to welcome another author, A.C. Flory to the Cafe and Bookstore with her books. I am featuring the Innerscape Omnibus: Books 1 to 3 of the Innerscape trilogywhich was released on April 12th 2020.

About the Innerscape omnibus

Innerscape: a virtual paradise where the terminally ill live out their lives in young, pain free bodies.

But Miira Tahn discovers paradise is an illusion. An assassin stalks the Burning Man.

Lies masquerade as truth.

Together with her friends, Miira plunges into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

If she loses, she loses everything.

Her life – Those she loves – All of Innerscape.

One of the reviews for Nabatea (Innerscape Book 3)

D. W. Peach 5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome sci-fi series

Oooh, I loved this series, and now that it’s over, I’m suffering from a book hangover.

Nabatea is the final book in the Innerscape…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates -#Reviews – #Poetry Frank Prem, #Thriller Toni Pike, #Writers Harmony Kent

Thank you to Sally Cronin and the wonderful Smorgasbord Magazine Blog   for unearthing and posting some wonderful book reviews by authors Harmony Kent (Creative Solutions for the Modern Writer) and Toni Pike (The Magus Covenant), as well as my own Walk Away Silver Heart.

Well worth having a look at these great reviews, and a peek at the Smorgasbord, while you’re visiting.

Thank you, again, Sally!

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the first of the cafe and bookstore updates this week, with recent reviews for authors on the shelves..

The first author is Frank Prem  with a review for his poetry collection – Walk away silver heart: Poetry inspired by the Amy Lowell poem ‘Madonna of the Evening Flowers’ (A Love Poetry Trilogy Book 1)

About the collection

All day long I have been working
Now I am tired.
I call: “Where are you?”
But there is only the oak tree rustling in the wind . . .
from Madonna of the Evening Flowers

Drawing on the phrasing of the early 20th Century Amy Lowell poem Madonna of the Evening Flowers (above) Frank Prem has produced a collection of personal and interpersonal love poems written, as always, in the unique style that allows every reader to relate.

Prem’s interpretations breathe new life into contemporary love poetry and…

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Smorgasbord Advance Book Review – a kiss for the worthy: #Poetry inspired by the Walt Whitman poem ‘Leaves of Grass’ (A Love Poetry Trilogy Book 2) by Frank Prem

I am delighted to share that Sally Cronin has posted her pre-order review of ‘A Kiss for the Worthy’, over at the Smorgasbord Blog Magazine.

I commend the Magazine to anyone who hasn’t yet visited. A cornucopia of interest to readers and writers, both.

Thank you Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I was very honoured to be asked to read and review the upcoming release, currently on pre-order for May 17th, a kiss for the worthy: Poetry inspired by the Walt Whitman poem ‘Leaves of Grass’ (A Love Poetry Trilogy Book 2) by Frank Prem

About the collection

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes,
the shelves are crowded with perfumes,
I breathe the fragrance myself and know it and like it,
The distillation would intoxicate me also,
but I shall not let it.. . .

from Leaves of Grass

Drawing on the phrasing of Walt Whitman’s great late 19th century poem Leaves of Grass (above) Frank Prem has produced a collection of expansive and outward looking love poetry written, as always, in the unique style that allows every reader to relate.

Prem’s interpretations breathe new life into contemporary exploration of themes of love in poetry, and utilise Whitman’s original phrases…

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