A Specialist at The Recycled Heart – epub release date

Woo Hoo! Against all likelihoods, I've just uploaded an epub digital copy of 'A Specialist at The Recycled Heart' to Smashwords, for release on 12th September 2022. Out of order, completely not what was planned, but there it is. A Specialist is a kind of companion collection to The Garden Black. Speculative and out of … Continue reading A Specialist at The Recycled Heart – epub release date

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

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

The Garden Black – promo #5

It will be nice to have the digital edition of The Garden Black released at the end of the month. The Garden Black promo - 20/04/2022 TheGardenBlack - paperback is out now and shipping! The #1 new release in Australian and Oceanian Poetry. Get your copy, now! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TX294WX Poetry #speculativefiction #SpeculativePoetry

Learning a few Photoshop skills

My graphic design course is proceeding at pace. End of Term 1 is at the end of next week (so soon!) and I've been enjoying getting instruction and opportunity to develop skills in industry standard graphic design software programs - Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, this term. Next term I'll be introduced to InDesign. It's quite … Continue reading Learning a few Photoshop skills

The Garden Black – a new video reading

It's a while since I managed to do any recording, so I snatched a little time today to make a video of 3 poems to post on YouTube. This is the link if you'd like to check it out. There are a couple of other - older- recordings of material from the book there, as … Continue reading The Garden Black – a new video reading

Books to come. So much fun!

I'm really pleased to have been able to place an order for a few stock copies of The Garden Black, just now. It's a sign (to me) that the process of creating and listing the book is just about complete. There are still tasks associated with launching a new book that have to be attended, … Continue reading Books to come. So much fun!