Thursday, March 08, 2007

John Ash Profile

Extraordinary UK poet, John Ash, who has lived in Turkey for the past decade, has a new collection. At least it’s out in the USA, but isn’t published in the UK until April. The profile at the link is very interesting.

I liked especially:

Ash still loves to search for forgotten Byzantine towns in remote valleys of the Levant. In one new poem, he wonders if the many American males named Brad are aware that they share their name with a lost Byzantine city in northern Syria. "I have spent days amid stony hills/trying to find you but failed utterly, O Brad!" he writes. "I will not give up. You will be mine I tell you."

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