Stowaway -

Stowaway

A Levantine Adventure

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This collection recounts a number of journeys that the stowaway of the title, a kind of anti-Ulysses, takes around the eastern Mediterranean, journeys that transcend historical time and incorporate elements of the mythic and the magical, as well as actual historical phenomena, from the fall of Byzantium to the Syrian civil war and the emergence of Islamic State or Daish. Sometimes the speaker in the poems is the stowaway himself, sometimes his account is overlaid by a retrospective narrator or the autobiographical interjections of the poet. In this way the stowaway's story and the telling of it merge in a fragmented, multi-layered narrative.

Product code: 9781781724583

ISBN 9781781724583
Publisher Poetry Wales Press
No. Of Pages 72
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
Stowaway is a richly imagined poetic journey revolving around the nameless anti-Ulysses figure at its centre. Journeys of both memory and dream hold out alluring visions of port cities and `Islands, Islands, each with its secrets' in the eastern Mediterranean, yet also recall bloody histories and the darker side of rootlessness.