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 @ https://malfosterauthor.blogspot.com/p/songs-without-music.html
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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In Qala (21/08/2012)
A Summer of Adolescence (21/08/2012)
Something I Wrote (16/08/2012)
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