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Cold Hub Press ~ Tony Beyer
Publication date: 04 November, 2019
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
the common humanity
of a different other
is not small
to use the sling-off phrases
belittling esoteric garb
none of these
I know I
and those I love
living and dead
have done these things
and it must cease
from 'Friday Prayers' © 2019 Tony Beyer