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 Mark’s 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, 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!

Man Alive, Number 5

Another dream of “normal” life,

the morning takes a knife &

plunges it into a weakened soul,

waits until time sears the pain & then

wraps it in a plastic bag of pregnant desires.

 

The bingo caller’s lost his voice,

numbers fall to the floor, & are

left to roll around while the players panic,

clutching cards to their chests,

under house/cardiac arrest.

 

Sleep & the day becomes another,

dread falls like a midnight phone call –

did you remember to leave an

out of body message now you’re a

thousand sighs from home?

 

But

maybe you should call home,

to save some embarrassment of absence,

find out if someone’s fed the elephant in the room,

and watered down the dandelion wine,

(be responsible, man). No,

 

instead you eat a cancer sandwich

& sit on the side of the road

while cars race past

and a voice in your head screams

“BINGO!”

 


Published in Tincture Journal #9, February 2015

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