Sketches and Reflections of 2012

by Armin Boko & Lou Lieske



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/19/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781468503302
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781468503296
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781468503319

About the Book

It is poetry cast in modern themes of our age, situations and characters sampled over Australia, The Med, Africa and US. It deals with topics modern poets shy away from, it is about life here and now, it could not get more contemporary nor more relevent. It is above all poetry of the common man and an anti-war crusade and aghast at the permissive ways of the Big Money.. Along the way reader may also indulge in some comical scenes. And last if not least, it should hopefully encourage younger poets to shake off restricting shackles of modern poetry, and engage in issues of the day that matter, as poets of earlier times did so well. Rudyard Kipling just to mention one; a giant figure in English poetry fallen out of favour, or the Antepodean 'bush poets' Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson both of whom describe their time better than most historians could.

About the Author

The book is a joint effort by two ex professionals, both retired and naturalised Australians: Joseph Tomasevic (Pen Name Armin Boko), and Lou Lieske who drew the illustrations apart from the front and back cover. Lou Lieske was born in Germany. A highly talented artist he found success in advertising in his home land before emigrating to Australia where he joined Australian Iron and Steel Co at Port Kembla in charge of their PR Department. A magician and a lot of fun to be with, never short of ideas Joseph Tomasevic was born in Croatia, where under Tito's regime he failed to politivaly adjust, eventualy securing political asylum in the West and landing in Australia. He has lived and worked in many parts of the world. Passion for off shore sailing and gold prospecting. As a scientist he had a productive time in field of Analytical Chemistry, both in research and admin, in private sector and Government position. He took up writing late in 2008..