To meet writers and readers.
Thank you to the wonderful Sally Cronin who has added The New Asylum to the shelves over at her Smoragsbord Blog magazine to help folk find out about it.
Sally is a wonderful supporter of Indie pblishers and publications and I’m just delighted to have my books on show over at her place.
Do visit and check out her site. It’s well worth it.
Another book on pre-order this week for October 13th, is the new collection from poet Frank Prem – The New Asylum.
About the collection
The New Asylum is the third volume in a series of free-verse poetry anthologies and personal memoirs from Australian author Frank Prem (Small Town Kid, Devil In The Wind).
This collection is an exposé of life in the public psychiatric system, spanning five decades and describing sometimes graphically, sometimes ironically, often poignantly, and always honestly, a search for meaning in extraordinary and often incomprehensible circumstances.
The journey begins with childhood experiences of watching immigrant parents earn their living in the Mayday Hills Mental Asylum… progresses through the oddities and antics of psychiatric nurse training in the 1970s… on to the high-pressure coalface of managing regional centres facing an inundation of modern urban challenges… and finally, settles into the generally calmer waters of a small town…
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I was reminded that today is an anniversary date in the War between the former Yugoslav states of Serbia and Bosnia and Croatia, inasmuch as the Siege of Dubrovnik commenced on 1st of October, 1991.It was a shocking affair, and I found myself encountering refugees in the course of my work at the time, in … Continue reading Zlata’s Daughter – redux
Chelsea Owens, writer and poet has honored me with a tribute on her blog site.
Check out her site and her work if you have the chance.
The following is my paltry attempt at mimicry, so you might all experience his style:
rain (in season)
I am a piece
I am a drip
from North Wind’s eye
the autumn rain
©2019 Chelsea Owens
Source: WAM 2019 Program I'll be one of the readers at this festival on the Saturday. Woot! ______________________________________________________________________________ Would you like to be notified about changes and developments in my writing world, new poetry collections and giveaways? Subscribe to my monthly Newsletter here.
I'm excited to mark a milestone in the progress toward publication of The New Asylum - a memoir of psychiatry, which will be the next collection of mine to be placed in book form, later in 2019. That milestone is the selection of a cover - image, layout, text styles and location, which I aim … Continue reading The New Asylum approaches – cover choices!
I'm a bit of a chook and forgot to post the link to Fandangos post. I've added it in, now. Thoughtful words from Fandango, that I can only endorse and second.
It was with great sadness that I received news that Hélène Vaillant passed away yesterday evening (Canadian time). I am advised that she was peaceful and beautiful, I have extended condolences to her family. ~
I have received this new information from Helene's sister, Ann: My sister has started Palliative care and is not eating or drinking. This will be my last note to you for her group on her update. I will contact you when she passes. Thank everyone for their continued healing love. Anne I've disabled comments for … Continue reading Hélène Vaillant – update
If any one wishes to send their wishes and thoughts directly to Hélène Vaillant, her sister Anne is happy to receive emails on her behalf. The address to use is: agarneau.jmcmahon at gmail dot com Please mark the email - For Hélène ~~