MODERN WORKS 2020 – 1 – FOREWORD

A NEW PUBLICATION:

MODERN WORKS 2020 ~ 1 – THE FOREWORD

To celebrate the launch of my NEW booklet containing 16 diverse poems and essays entitled : MODERN WORKS 2020 – I am happy to offer a signed, printed hard-copy and FREE worldwide delivery. All but one of these 16 pieces are BRAND NEW WORKS completed during 2020.

This latest collection of written verse – MODERN WORKS 2020 – comes in the usual edenbray-pamphlet A5 format and is printed professionally and beautifully in a 36 page booklet style publication with a cream-stock card cover that I have self-published to my own specifications.

I am able to offer my 2020 Annual of Verse at an opening price of just £7.00 inc. post and packing for shipping to literally anywhere in the world. So please use the PAYPAL Link below to make your purchase or you can contact us by leaving a message in the comments box at the foot of this page or please email me directly at:-stepheneede689@btinternet.com – I would sincerely appreciate hearing from you and we will make sure you get a copy of my new book/pamphlet and also keep you up to date with any developments regarding my work.  – (please indicate if you would rather NOT receive emails concerning my work when you order)

PAYPAL LINK – TO ORDER YOUR COPY OF – MODERN WORKS 2020

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Many thanks ~ edenbray

Finally, TO Celebrate the launch of my NEW BOOK I am re-posting all 16 poems over 16 consecutive days RIGHT HERE on my edenbray-BLOG-SITE B  – starting TODAY with The Foreword : ~ 

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MODERN WORKS 2020

by edenbray

THE FOREWORD .. .

. .. It is the close of the year 2020 and I am sitting writing this on the toilet for obvious reasons. So, what kind of a year has it been?

Yes, what a year we have had. No one has escaped the horror and I am torn between two distinct film images as I sit attempting to sum up 2020 and also introduce my latest collection of written verse which is an anthology of the most momentous year of my 54 year career as a creative writer. Indeed the longest gestation I have ever heard of.

The images I speak of concern what you might consider extreme contrasts. Firstly I can see in my minds eye the much vaunted and late Marlon Brando clutching his bald, sweaty and pigment streaked face, appearing as the ‘madman’ Colonel Klutz in the Ford Coppola 1979 epic Apocolypse Now, which was adapted from the Joseph Conran novel – Heart of Darkness.

‘Horror has a face… and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies.’ – Klutz  

The second image in my minds eye is of the uneccesarily maligned Sir Cliff Richard sitting on the toilet, much like myself currently, as he played a set of bongos while appearing as the talented young drummer and singer Bert Rudge in the Val Guest 1959 satire Espresso Bongo which was adapted from the Saville Theatre stage musical production of the same name. My father appeared at the Saville Theatre around 62.

‘And then answer the question. Does it make your heart flutter? Yes or no, its a yes or no question! No equations allowed.’ – Rudge

Welcome to my world over these past 12 months. I think there’s been horror and there’s definitely been flutter and then please answer the question – So, what kind of a year has it been?

                                                                                                              edenbraytoday 6.12.2020 

About edenbray

I'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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