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.
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
4 thoughts on “New poem in Unlost Journal”
Thanks for this. Mum
Thank you for reading it.
This poem is so sad and beautiful. Thank you for creating this.
Thank you. It means a lot to me to have it read and to know that it resonated with you too. I’m still haunted by the subject.