Devil In The Wind: voices from the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires

Devil In The Wind: voices from the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires

by Frank Prem

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Overview

Devil In The Wind is an account of catastrophic fire and its immediate aftermath.



In this 21st century, the whole world seems to be on fire. America burns. Europe burns. Greece is reeling after its own tragedy of fire.



And Australia burns, as it has always done, but now so much more fiercely.



In February 2009, wildfires burnt through entire communities, taking 173 lives and injuring hundreds, while destroying thousands of houses and other buildings. Up to 400 fires destroyed 450,000 hectares of forest, native fauna and habitat, livestock and farmland.



In the aftermath of the fires, the voices of people who had lived through the experience — victims, rescuers, and observers — were spoken and were heard.



Devil In The Wind is Frank Prem’s poetic anthology of the personal, and very human, accounts of those who themselves experienced and survived Black Saturday. Poetry writing that interacts directly with readers emotions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780975144268
Publisher: Wild Arancini Press
Publication date: 05/31/2019
Series: Poetry Memoir , #2
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue...........................................................................1 Devil in the Wind...........................................................13 callignee butterflies .................................................15 evidence to the commission of enquiry: overview..17 fire plan lament....................................................... 20 evidence to the commission of enquiry: the warning.....24 chardy at the cellar door........................................... 26 evidence to the commission of enquiry: next time.....27 the hearth of home................................................... 29 evidence to the commission of enquiry: all in the ark for awhile.........................................................................31 a stubborn piece of mind......................................... 33 might have been........................................................ 35 evidence to the commission of enquiry: running like tar.. 36 twisty twirling............................................................37 evidence to the commission of enquiry: communication difficulties.. ......................................38 new heat..................................................................... 40 evidence to the commission of enquiry: left flowerdale....................................................................41 fathoming.................................................................... 44 evidence to the commission of enquiry: like a duck on the lake.............................................. 45 update #1.................................................................. 48 through the gauntlet................................................. 49 of strangers................................................................51 portraits in green and gold...................................... 52 reserve one to marysville.......................................... 55 update #2..................................................................57 what I miss................................................................ 60 the look of salvation..................................................61 next.......................................................................... 63 near and far.............................................................. 64 hope the sky.............................................................. 66 first bus to marysville................................................ 68 the strength of a truckie........................................... 70 ever again.................................................................. 72 the face is gone .........................................................74 obsession at the start................................................ 75 snorkel north............................................................ 78 moving on................................................................. 80 rebuilding for ferals................................................... 82 kinglake still.............................................................. 84 old man roo returns.................................................. 85 Epilogue..........................................................................87 don decides .............................................................. 89 reflections on the never ending.................................91 About the Author.............................................................94 Other Works by Frank Prem ........................................... 95 What readers have said about Small Town Kid by Frank Prem...... 96

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