Sunflower eclipse over Troia Nova – Out now!written by Soul Bay
Soul Bay are pleased to announce that the third collection of poetry by Andrew Franks is now available. This is his most coherent collection to date and firmly establishes Franks as an important voice in these dangerous times. Topics range from a miraculous night in London to … lost moments in faded seaside hotels… early mornings on the Tasman coast… Hitler’s assassin… eulogies for dead poets… the ace-face of the space race…reminiscences of loves ancient, faded and frantic… messages from Camp Delta and from dead anarchists… punk rock discotheques…internet sensations… celebrating the destruction of half the world’s wildlife!
Sunflower eclipse over Troia Nova follows on from: ‘Scratched in the stars, sprawled on the sand’, the first collection of poetry was published by Soul Bay Press in 2009. That was followed by ‘The last of the great British traitors’ in 2011. Franks also contributed ‘Engels’ Ashes’ to the Soul Bay short story compilation ‘Thirteen’ (October 2013).
Franks is the founder of the English Beach Poets Society whose occasional output can be followed at English Beach Poets Society. Franks is also responsible for the surprisingly popular blog The Things I miss about England. As well as being both Publisher and Editor of the defiantly lo-fi monthly poetry publication “the poetry of desire…“.