Frank Prem


Frank Prem has been a storytelling poet for forty years. When not writing or reading his poetry to an audience, he fills his time by working as a psychiatric nurse.

He has been published in magazines, e-zines and anthologies, in Australia and in a number of other countries, and has both performed and recorded his work as ‘spoken word’.

Frank has published several collections of free verse poetry – Small Town Kid (2018), Devil In The Wind (2019), and The New Asylum (2019). and A Love Poetry Trilogy (Walk Away Silver Heart; A Kiss for the Worthy; and Rescue and Redemption) in 2020, as well as a two part picture book – A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book and A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book (too).

He and his wife live in the beautiful township of Beechworth in northeast Victoria (Australia).

Where to find Frank Prem online


sweet maureen
The exuberance of a bicycle ride downhill for fourteen miles to see a girl. Just one of the stories in Small Town Kid - a free-verse memoir of growing up in rural Victoria (Australia) in the 1960s and 70s.

the warning
Taken from Devil In The Wind, the somber account of a fire spotter caught in a tower as the world around him erupts into catastrophic flame. Devil In The Wind captures in free-verse the voices of survivors and victims of the Black Saturday bushfires that burned Victoria (Australia) in February of 2009.


From Volyn to Kherson: Interpretations of the War in Ukraine
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2023. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
The 2022 War in Ukraine described through reporters eyes and eyewitness experiences and interpreted as free verse poetry.
Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2023. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
Ida Pender, rumored resident in a regional mental hospital in the 1970s emerges in free-verse poetry and news reportining of the 1920s to be a fully fledged feminine icon of the Jazz era. A girl who loved to dance, Ida Pender is The Jazz Baby.
A Specialist at The Recycled Heart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
This book is a free-verse exploration of fantasy and speculative fiction, touching the diverse world's of the bored space mechanic, the abandoned AI who knew too much and the sighing song of the wind on the plains of Mars. Speculative Poetry!
The Garden Black
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
What colour is a flower in the Reaper's garden? The Garden Black is a collection of poems written as speculative fantasy, ranging from rain forest to desert. Deep is The Garden Black. Far is the journey to cross it.
A Lake Sambell Walk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2021. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature
A Picture Poetry excursion in Plein Air, wandering around the iconic Lake Sambell in Beechworth (Australia).
Waiting For Frank Bear
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: Australian English. Published: November 14, 2021. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Life is changing in the Bakery. The Beechworth Bakery Bears are still just as friendly and eager to please as ever. But, where is Frank-Bear? He does not come in to see them as often as before and they miss him. They would love to tell you about their lives now, and how they wait for their best friend Frank-Bear to visit. Step back into the bakery and find out what is happening in t
Rescue and Redemption
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2021. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
Book 3 of 3 collections of poetry written as 'A Love Poetry Trilogy'.A Love Poetry Trilogy has been inspired by the poetry and poets of 100 years and more ago - Amy Lowell, Walt Whitman, and T. S. Eliot to produce contemporary free-verse collections of poetry in the theme of 'Love'.
A Kiss For The Worthy
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2021. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
Book 2 of 3 collections of poetry written as 'A Love Poetry Trilogy'. A Love Poetry Trilogy has been inspired by the poetry and poets of 100 years and more ago - Amy Lowell, Walt Whitman, and T. S. Eliot to produce contemporary free-verse collections of poetry in the theme of 'Love'.
Devil In The Wind
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: Australian English. Published: July 2, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change, Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
The savagery of fatal wildfire is brought to life in the voices of victims and survivors of the Austrakian 'Black Saturday' bushfires of 2009.
Small Town Kid
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: Australian English. Published: June 30, 2021. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Poetry memoir of growing up in a small town during the 1960s and 1970s. Rediscover what it was like to be a kid growing up back then.
The New Asylum
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 13,240. Language: Australian English. Published: June 28, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental illness, Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
A memoir that tells of a lifetime in public psychiatry, from childhood visitations to the local mental hospital on visits to working parents, to becoming a psychiatric nurse and Psychiatric Unit manager. Madness, misbehaviour, tragedy and loss are the lot of a lifetime spent in public psychiatry.
Walk Away Silver Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Love poems derived from contemplation of the poem 'Madonna of the Evening Flowers' by Amy Lowell.
Pebbles to Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A free-verse sample pack of contemporary storytelling poetry. Memoir, real life experiences, love poetry. A rare opportunity to have a taste of six different poetry collections in one volume. This is poetry as you always wished it would be written.
Herja, Devastation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: Australian English. Published: September 20, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Anthologies » Transgressional
(4.00 from 1 review)
The legend of Valkyrie breathes, as Herja, Devastation, once wronged, aims her mortal agent at her enemies. Her man bears this tale of vengeance in service to a higher, eminently more noble being. He is her assassin and tool, she is his destiny and dignity. Dare to tread the dark side ...

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