POEM Richard Gwyn

NWR Issue 103

Cities Unvisited

Although he never lived in Alexandria, he had read all the
books. As a young man, he visited enough of the Levant to
think he knew what to expect, and concocted the rest from
Cavafy, Forster, Durrell and Pynchon...


Among Richard Gwyn's titles are Sad Giraffe Cafe (poetry, Arc, 2010), The Vagabond's Breakfast (nonfiction, Alcemi, 2011) and The Colour of a Dog Running Away (novel, Parthian, 2005). His latest work as translator is The Spaces Between by Jorge Fondebrider (Cinnamon, 2013). 'Cities Unvisited' is from a sequence entitled Stowaway, A Levantine Adventure.

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