Refugees, philosophers, and Mesolithic woodworkers, Napoleon, Tarkovsky, Anne Sexton, John Mulgan and Dan Davin are just some of the encounters to be had as we journey from the Canterbury Plains to Ravenna and back to Island Bay, in this collection of 26 new poems of people, places and ideas by Robert McLean.
"McLean's work . . . references the great Western literary and philosophical/theological traditions, often engages directly with the world and has a degree of playfulness even in its more sombre reflections." --Nicholas Reid "an admirable and formidable piece of work" --Nicholas Reid on A Graveyard by the Sea