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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


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

Some comments on FRIDAY PRAYERS:

It's a hard hitting book. Worth doing, what a chapbook should be. ––Mark Pirie

The title poem is particularly chilling, as it seems to be what we do so much of. ––John Denny

In its production alone the process of creating a book has reached the level of an art form. ––Bob Orr