The Crow Road from Eden
by Tony Howson
‘I survived. Others have not been so lucky.’
The Crow Road from Eden is a multi-course literary meal; an engrossing and passionate collection of poems, a travel memoir, and a critical study of poets (and poetry scenes) from across the globe. The book collects poems written in Africa, England, Ukraine, Russia, the Balkans and the Middle East, organised by location, with an introduction describing the literary history of each country, and the influence that history has had on the author's own writing and life. Tony Howson's journalistic work has given him a unique, front-line insight into all those regions, and created a book the likes of which you are unlikely to encounter again - however far you travel.
“A rewarding experience... the wide geographic and emotional sweep of this collection is enhanced by Howson's respect for, and immersion in, the countries and cultures he has lived in. Written with a rare intelligence, the reader will take away some vivid imagery that resonates long in the mind.”
– Heidi Kipling
Date Published: 2012-05-25
Catalogue Number: VP0026
Number of Pages: 92
Cover design by Jamie McGarry
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