Delighted to share the news of the latest release from Frank Prem – Sheep On The Somme: A World War I Picture and Poetry Book – in hardback and paperback this is a memorial to those who endured the horrors of the Battle of the Somme.
About the Collection.
In this Picture Poetry collection, journey with the AIF, the ANZACS and the German and French armies at war on the Western Front during the Great War of 1914 – 1918.
Have your photo taken in a studio in Cairo, and your heart broken on a small street in Ballarat.
The bombs are falling in an endless fusillade of artillery fire from both sides of the conflict, turning the Somme into a clagging stew of slurried mud and maddened men.
Frank Prem has taken images of men at war and created verse stories to accompany them and to tell you that this war is hell.
Welcome. Welcome to the Somme.
Frank Prem shares his work in audio and here is a wonderful reading from the collection with three poems about the people caught up in the conflict, soldiers and their loved ones.
Also by Frank Prem
One of the recent reviews for Voices in the Trash
Frank Prem lends his photographic talent to this picture poetry book by featuring photographs from the trash and treasure markets from around Australia. The author asks us, “What if these items could talk?”
What follows is a unique poetic perspective as he listens to the plaintive voices in the trash. He pens his poetry accordingly. All objects are worthy of a voice, in his eyes.
This was a lovely and creative endeavor. If you’re looking for something different to read and inspire, this is the book for you.
About Frank Prem
Frank Prem has been a storytelling poet since his teenage years. He has been a psychiatric nurse through all of his professional career, which now exceeds forty years.
He has been published in magazines, online zines and anthologies in Australia, and in a number of other countries, and has both performed and recorded his work as spoken word.
He lives with his wife in the beautiful township of Beechworth in North East Victoria, Australia.
Thank you for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share the news of Frank’s new release far and wide.