Davey Dreamnation: the home of David Prater

Enter the Dreamnation …

Davey Dreamnation is the home of David Prater, a writer and editor based in Stockholm, Sweden. This site has been online, in one form or another, since 2002 and now features over 1,200 posts.

Davey Dreamnation aka David Prater.
A promotional shot for the release of David Prater’s debut full-length poetry collection, We Will Disappear, taken by Sean M. Whelan.

Books

David Prater self-published his first chapbook in 2000. Since then, he has self-published a number of poetry objects, both in print and digitally. He has also published two full-length collections with independent poetry publishers.

The cover image for David Prater's debut poetry collection We Will Disappear. This shot was taken around the time of the 'birth' of Davey Dreamnation.
The cover image from We Will Disappear, taken by David Prater in a warehouse in West Melbourne, Australia, circa 2001. Read more about this image.

Testimonials and reviews

The cover image from the second edition of Dead Poem Office, by David Prater. This shot was taken around the time of the 'birth' of Davey Dreamnation.
The cover image from the second edition of Dead Poem Office, also taken by David Prater in a warehouse in West Melbourne, Australia, circa 2001.

Poems

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.

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

Travel writing

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.

Music writing

“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.

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.