David Prater

David Prater

David Prater is an Australian-born writer, editor and parent. His interests include mince pies, ice hockey and Joy Division.

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Between Empires: the reissue

Ten years ago, almost to the day, I spent three weeks travelling in the USA, the UK and Germany. During that time I wrote a series of poems, entitled Between Empires. While many of these poems have been published individually, the collection itself has until now remained secret.

(On the tomb of) Yun Hye-yong

Yun Hye-yong was a singer with the Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble, a North Korean orchestra. In May 2009, according to the Chosun Ilbo, author Chang Jin-song published a poem, "Kim Jong-il's Last Woman", in which it was alleged that Yun was a mistress of Kim Jong-il. The authenticity of this claim remains unclear. This poem was first published online in Ekleksographia, no. 2 (2010).