New Retailers Added

Now that Christmas is over and a new year is upon us it’s time to maintain that resolution you made to read more poetry in Twenty18.

And to make keeping that resolution even easier two new retailers have been added to the list of stockists of my debut collection The Frequency of God.

Booktopia in Australia and Book Depository in the UK.

A full list of stockists is available by clicking HERE!

The Frequency of God is Here

My first collection, The Frequency of God, is now available for sale through the following outlets…

AU

Amazon
Angus & Robertson
Fishpond

US

Amazon
Barnes & Noble

UK
Abe Books

 

Prices vary depending on retailer, Fishpond appears cheapest in Australia and is offering free postage, same with Barnes & Noble in the US and Abe Books in the UK.

I’ll keep you posted as other retailers come on board.

Sample Poems from The Frequency of God

Sample poems from my debut collection The Frequency of God have been posted on the Close-Up Books website.

Click here to have a read of The Frequency of God, Crack & To Your 18th Birthday.

The Frequency of God will be released in Mid-December through various outlets, I’ll have more details and purchase links soon.

My First Poetry Collection to be Released Through Close-Up Books

I’m ecstatic to announce that my debut poetry collection, The Frequency of God, will soon be released through Close-Up Books.

The collection will contain a mix of work previously published in various journals, including Verity La., Rabbit, Popshot & Best Australian Poems, and unreleased work such as Hexagonal Variations on a Circular Thought and To Your 18th Birthday.

A massive thank you to my editor, Ashley Capes, for all his hard work over the last few months, cutting, shaping and ordering the poems, Rebekah at Vivid Covers for putting together a fantastic front and back, and of course my wife, Silvia for all the support, inspiration and taking the cover shot.

We’re hoping the collection will be available just before Christmas, so I’ll be competing with Stephen King and Salman Rushdie for your Christmas budget!

Crackles to Life

Under years of dust, at the back of the garage,

next to the old wardrobe that now holds garden tools,

on top of cardboard boxes packed full of things that are

no longer useful but too good to throw away,

rests the old record player.

 

I pull it from the mess of bits of bicycles & old picnic baskets,

peel a record from its musty sleeve

& it crackles back to life sending out forgotten analogue signals,

cutting through time at 33 RPM.

 

Now I’m talking ‘bout my generation[i],

Carnabetian[ii] dreams & satanic sympathies.

Poet punk psychedelic stereophonic shamen

carry me back to days of innocence & ignorant abandon.

The songs have remained the same[iii], but the years have moved on,

the doors may not be cleansed but the possibilities are still infinite.

 

So the scientifically precise mp3 player bloated with all its bits of data

can wait until I’m back in my car driving to work.

 

For now, I sit in the back of the garage,

in the chair we had in the living room before the one we have now,

I sneak a cigarette so the kids don’t catch me,

drop the needle, spin the black circle[iv]

& float back to a life that has been stored,

no longer useful but too good to throw away.

 


[i] Towshend, Peter. I’m talking ‘bout my generation. “My Generation”. My Generation. Record. Brunswick 05944. 1965.

[ii] Davies, Ray. Carnabetian. “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”. Single. Record. Pye 7N 17064. 1966.

[iii] Page, Jimmy & Plant, Robert. The songs have remained the same. “The Song Remains the Same”. Houses of the Holy. Record. Atlantic. 1973.

[iv] Vedder, Eddie. Spin the black circle. “Spin the Black Circle”, Vitalogy, Record, CD, Epic, 1994


Published in The Interpreter’s House Issue 63 (October, 2016)

Published in The Frequency of God, Close-Up Books (December, 2017)