New poem in Unlost Journal

My poem “The Stowaway” launched recently with Issue 26 of the amazing Unlost Journal (right hand pointing/ambidextrous bloodhound productions).

Last winter I was obsessed with two long form essays on jetliner wheel well stowaways run by The Guardian, and the result is this poem. It wouldn’t have come into being without the sensitive guidance of Jason Schneiderman who helped me navigate the ethics of such a piece.

Found poetry is very much a new form for me and I’ve enjoyed discovering the work of other poets in this process. Issue 26 and all previous issues of Unlost have amazing work by poets working with found elements, redaction, and other hallmarks of this genre.

Additional Reading

Out of thin air: The mystery of the man who fell from the sky, by Sirin Kale, The Guardian

‘I passed out with the lack of oxygen’: truth of Heathrow stowaways’ tragic journey, by Ben Quinn, The Guardian

Published by Dagne Forrest

Dagne Forrest lives and works in a small town just west of Canada's capital. She shares her life with several other humans, an athletic labrador retriever who suffers from separation anxiety, three cats, and a small flock of chickens. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2021 she was one of 15 poets featured in Canada’s Poem in Your Pocket campaign.

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