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"Arcadia" Volume 4

The story of ‘Arcadia’ is a 648-line rhyming, narrative poem that explores how our 21C existential crisis of alienation and anxiety has been brought on by the phenomena of mass media, consumerism, and instant gratification that attempt to fill the void of meaning and habit left by organised religions of the 20C. The five-canto poem argues that even though our symptoms are psychological, our problems are philosophical at their root, and so urges us to overcome nihilism by embracing solitude, individuality, self-ownership, beauty, and art.  

 

In 2021, ‘Arcadia’ was illustrated and sold as a work of fine art at Christie’s New York, where it broke records and became the most expensive poem ever sold at $525,000. In May 2022 ‘Arcadia’ had its museum premiere at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. 

Out October 2022

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"Paper Romance" Volume 3

‘Paper Romance’ is a celebration of the grandest of all poetic themes – romantic love. 

 

This volume contains selected lyrical poetry and prose excerpts from handwritten correspondence sent by the author in 2020 – a simple proof that courtship, devotion, and small gestures of adoration, such as letter writing, are not confined to the past.

Out August 2021

Available in paperback and e-book. 

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"Fool's Gold: Poetry & Postcards" Volume 2

'Fool’s Gold' chronicles the breakdown of a romantic relationship that was at first intoxicating, before turning toxic.

 

Lyrical poetry and postcard prose explore the delicate and often complicated reality of infatuation, frustration, deception, and ultimately, letting go.

November 2020 - May 2022

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“High Tide: Poetry & Postcards” Volume I

 

High Tide is a collection of Poetry about love and loss, and Postcards from the author’s real-life travels, accompanied by the author’s personal photography. Part 1 (Poetry) shares the bittersweet and often intense reality of complicated relationships that don’t end in happily ever afters, while Part 2 (Postcards) captures the moments and reflections on life while being present in foreign lands.

 

June 2018 - 2021