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Mal Foster

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Very much a self-proclaimed “writer of the ordinary man,” Mal Foster was born in 1956 and grew up in Camberley, Surrey before moving to nearby Knaphill in the late 1980s. He had left school just before his sixteenth birthday in 1972 to help support his single mother and younger brother. Around this time he began writing poetry, and indeed, his first poems were published soon after. Now semi-retired, Mal counts his time as a local journalist as a career highlight. With five novels already published to date, Mal is currently writing his sixth, ‘The Story of Virna Babineaux’, which is expected out during the Spring of 2023. Note: Mal Foster's definitive collection of poems, 'Songs Without Music,' is available FREE @

From 'Songs Without Music'

PRECONCEPTION My children are nameless they are mere souls waiting to be born they are numberless and divided they are sexless and have yet no form they wander in obscurity time's passages awaiting years for the nine month countdown to emerge with faces and with names into the hands of the unknown mother who yet knows nothing of this conception.

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keith jeffries

Mon 2nd Apr 2018 18:47

Hello Mal,
This is the first time I have come across your poetry and profile. I enjoyed A Summer of Adolescence and more so Preconception. Please let me know when your new book is published. Thank you.


Tue 9th Dec 2014 17:29

Hello Mal, it's good to heartily welcome a quality poet from my own neck of the woods. Knowing as I do, some of your earlier work, I look forward to further treats.

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Greg Freeman

Thu 5th Jul 2012 17:37

Greetings, Mal, and welcome from a very nearby poet! (West Byfleet)

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 3rd Jul 2012 08:14

Hi Mal - a very warm welcome to WOL! Hope to see lots more of your work on here :)

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