Abendland is an archaic term for ‘the West’ and translates from the German (roughly) as ‘evening land’.
Abendland was self-published in print in 2006. The poems in Abendland were all written while travelling in the United States and Europe in the summer of 2005.
From a total of around 70 drafts, in 2006 I put together a small chapbook containing a selection of 20 poems.
I edited and re-published the chapbook digitally in 2012. A further 20 poems formed a companion volume, Abendland II, also published digitally in 2012.
Prater’s poems flow like the text on CNN, but beautifully.Derek Motion
Prater might be called a Neo-Formalist, or a satirist or an elegist. Whatever you want to call him, the sharpness & jagged edges of his poems make for a compelling read. He’s an “Outsider” who is happy to stay that way.Adam Fieled
Yo La Tengo
Walt Whitman Service Area
Death In Dubrovnik
The Two Faces of Zlatyu Boyadziev
Abandoned Youth Camp
Baudelaire in Bruxelles
Dürer: Innsbruck 2005
Landschaft (mit Gerhard Richter)
Another Death Star
Alone In An Airport