New Book ‘Last Fastness’ Portrays Life Through Poetry

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Frank William Talen creates alluring poems from thoughts and observations.

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Haunting and beguiling, this collection depicts the grace and emotion echoing from everyday occurrences.

In Frank William Talen’s new book, he crafts an elegant and mystical collection of poetry. “Last Fastness” (published by Xlibris AU) gathers its energy from various sources — an incident witnessed, a creature observed, a fleeting memory. Talen shapes these reflections into the captivating play of words.

This compilation of poems eludes conventions of technicality and structure. It draws inspiration from a vast range of stimuli to portray the beauty of life through language. Whether simple or intricate, full of mirth or a flood of sadness, Talen poignantly uses language to construct an art form whose emotions resonate in another’s soul. Painting dreamscapes so surreal, his creativity renders them almost tangible. He plays stories like a skilled conductor guiding a magic orchestra; music resounds from his enchanting words.

Haunting and beguiling, this collection depicts the grace and emotion echoing from everyday occurrences. It absorbs readers into the rich beauty and playful range of the lexicon. “Last Fastness” promises to fascinate new generations with the profound artistic expression of poetry.

“Last Fastness”
By Frank William Talen
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499008845
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499008814
E-Book | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499008784
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

The third of four boys, Frank William Talen was born to Dutch parents in Tasmania. He later worked in remote areas of mainland Australia. He has been creating poetry since his teenage years and has appeared in numerous anthologies. Talen has two grown-up children. He is now lives in a Perth coastal suburb with his adopted cat Boonie. He likes to spend spare time in archery, bush care, and crewing the replica 16th century square-rigger, Duyfken.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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