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Cold Hub Press ~ Tony Beyer

Publication date: 04 November, 2019

Tony Beyer

Friday Prayers

ISBN: 978-0-473-49906-8

Softcover, 40 pp, 210 x 148mm


FRIDAY PRAYERS is a chapbook of five new poems from Tony Beyer.

“Island time’ is a meditation on impermance and identity (“we who so loved the world / are its destroyers’), while the title poem considers complicity in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque killings & is followed by ‘Crusade’, an account of a rugby match between the Chiefs & the Crusaders.

Tony Beyer operates out of Taranaki, New Zealand. His recent publications include the long poem 'Sand fire', online at Mudlark

 https://www.unf.edu/mudlark/chaps/mudlark67/beyer.html

and Anchor Stone (Cold Hub Press), which was a finalist in the poetry category of the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.



. . . to ignore

or degrade

the common humanity

of a different other

is not small


to use the sling-off phrases

comedic accents

belittling esoteric garb

none of these

is small


I know I

and those I love

living and dead

have done these things

and it must cease


from 'Friday Prayers' © 2019 Tony Beyer