A poetry anthology about life and love presented in printed and audio book form. Freeze Frame brings together six international poets, each with their own vision of what would appear in the static frame if we captured the flow of our ceaseless contemporary narrative. With an hour of free audio, the reader may experience the full presence and intention of the poets who have recorded each of their poems. Freeze Frame captures the essence of the poet in this private audience poetry performance, included with both the print and e-book editions. Whether you are seeking an inspirational quote or a cutting edge intellectual concept, Freeze Frame is a unique collection of short poems allowing you to step aside and perhaps hit the pause button of your own rushing life. We are born without language into a world of tears, mystery, sounds, shapes, light and dark. Slowly words begin to allow us individual expression. For the poet, this process never stops. The quest for words with which to capture the sound of wind in trees, an echo on a lonely city street, an unexpected jolt of joy and on and on is the quest and frustration of the poet. Whether it is the nuance of a relationship or the clatter of a factory machine, we seek to hold them so that they may be seen, maybe for just long enough to make a little more sense of them. By sense of course, I mean perhaps beauty, pathos, symmetry and on through an infinity of inadequate dictionaries. Freeze Frame is a project arising from my own experience as a poet. We live in a multi-channel world. Poetry is no longer a mainstream medium and we should not be surprised at this. Our lives are dominated by work and survival. We can click on any film we wish to watch, or hear any song that was that was ever composed. So what could poetry do that was special? My response was that it could provide a tiny pause in the great evolving video of our time. Perhaps it was worth freezing the frame. I invited five other writers to contribute to this collection. The great thing about other poets is that they are not me. They are free of my own influences and prejudices. The internet has allowed contacts and cross pollinations that would never have been possible previously. Out there in the ether there are the images, the metaphors, the juxtapositions and the rhythms that say just a little more than the words alone. I thank all of them for their preparedness to join this mission.