New writing

Okay, not always new. But probably good.

On writing

Davey Dreamnation has always been home for writhing, but it’s also a place where you can read some pretty untold writing on writing. Here’s just a few examples.

A view of Farstaviken
A view of Farstaviken, a small bay just outside Gustavsberg, Sweden, and the subject of the poem Toxic Gulf.

On travel

Davey Dreamnation has been lucky enough to travel to some pretty interesting destinations over the course of his life so far. Read posts about some of the more memorable places we’ve visited.

An abandoned beach pavilion on the Dutch Waddenzee island of Schiermonikoog
An abandoned beach pavilion on the Waddenzee island of Schiermonikoog.

On music

“Shoegaze(r)” is more than an early 1990s English pop music genre. Come and explore the late 1980s and early 1990s on DDN-808AM … where shuffly beats, baggy trousers and fey looks are provided, plus complimentary NME. This category may also contain music created since the 1990s.

The Kenrokuen gardens in Kanazawa, Japan, as seen through the eyes of Davey Dreamnation.
Kenrokuen gardens, Kanazawa, Japan. Check out more images from this trip.


This site contains over 400 poems, including many sonnets and search poems, as well as numerous drafts that didn’t make it into full-length collections or chapbooks. Every now and then David posts a new poem here … but not as often as we’d like.



An image from my 2005 project ‘Imaginary Cities: PC Bang’, taken in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Read more about my obsession with Korean gaming rooms.

David Prater is an Australian-born freelance writer and text editor now living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.

Davey Dreamnation—the website—appeared in 2002 at the height of the Blogger era and has since been through many reincarnations.

Now living ‘in the third person’, Davey Dreamnation is/was a musician, pirate and record-label owner.

Davey Dreamnation, pictured in 2011.
A rare image of Davey Dreamnation, taken in 2011. No sea monkeys were harmed during this photoshoot.

About the author

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

View his full biography.