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''They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes,
Within a dream.''


2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. (more)


Many stories and poems published worldwide.
My work is raw and from experience and observations.


Contact: anthonyjlangford2@yahoo.com.au

Beware of the blurb (x 2)


I'm a lucky guy.
Two of Australia's most wonderful poets will have their blurbs on the back cover of Caged Without Walls. There's no catch. No money changed hands (though I would have gladly!). I sent them the manuscript and they very kindly agreed to provide a few sentences. I guess that means my work isn't total shit. If I never publish another book, I will always have this one. Truly, I am honoured.

So here then is a little about each of them and a random poem which may not represent them fully or even be close to their best, just a mere sample.

Andrew Burke






    Summer Holidays

      As a late afternoon seabreeze
      rattled the sleepout's louvres,
      Father sang -
      "It's illegal, it's immoral,
      Or it makes you fat ..."
      
      The air smelt of sundried seaweed.
      
      Our long shadows did
      crude tableaux on the grass.
      'Go on, dare ya!'
      but the girls didn't bite.
      
      Overpainted for daylight,
      Mother sulked in her sundress,
      swivelling ice
      with a red-nailed finger.
      
      Like a blowfish,
      our host sucked air
      to fire-up the barbecue.
      Father sang on, oblivious.
      
      We shared our fourth jug
      of ice-cubed raspberry cordial,
      clinking our glasses together.
      
      'The future,' I toasted.
      The other kids just
      looked at me.



His most recent work is Undercover of Lightness available through Walleah Press.


Graham Nunn

Likewise, Graham Nunn has had multiple books published.  
 The First 30 and other poems is his latest, written in response to the birth of his first son. Some of his other books are available here

You can read more about Graham here. He also runs a Poetry event in Brisbane called Speedpoets which has going for over a decade. They produce an old fashioned zine which you can subscribe to. It's small but only $20 for a year's subscription, roughly 8 issues.



You can read more about Graham here. He also runs a Poetry event in Brisbane called Speedpoets which has going for over a decade. They produce an old fashioned zine which you can subscribe to. It's small but only $20 for a year's subscription, roughly 8 issues.








Here's one of his poems published only a few days ago..

Toddle (part vi)

the afternoon like a fragment
pollen colours the air
in every nose
you grab at mum’s skirt
bare your teeth and beg
for milk
the wind is sweet and rank
always is
the sky a hoarse throat reciting
there is silence after
the hunger in both
your bodies fold
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I urge you to investigate them both further. 
Oh, what did they write in regards to Caged Without Walls?
You'll have to buy the book to find out.
It should be available in early June '13 here.

See you soon.




5 comments:

  1. Perhaps authors soon will be asking for a blurb from Anthony J Langford.

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  2. Fantastic news!!! I look forward to June's release of Caged Without Walls even more now. And yes, I agree with Graham's comment above. Super dooper proud of you!! x

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  3. Great news Tony, what a thrill for you. This should definitely give you more confidence in your ability as a writer. Hel xx

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  4. Am excited to hold a copy Anthony, as I am sure you are. In fact, I hope the book finds a home in many pairs of hands!

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  5. Thank you very much Graham, Sally, Hel and Graham. I am excited. Many hands would be nice Graham!

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