|The Missing Angle was published by Riza Press in December 2019.|
Author: Karine Leno Ancellin
Photographers: Angela Lyras and Myrsini Gana
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THIS COLLECTION explores the theme of longing in today’s fast-moving global world where sentiments are relegated as vintage. Words that took years, months, weeks, and days to get from one partner to the other now fly through in seconds with technology. How does that alter and morph our perspective on love, our perception of the world around us? The author navigates from ancient emotions to the ‘modern’ feelings probed in her poems.
This selection of poems is also a tribute in gratitude to the kindness and openness of the contemporary Greek poets the author is involved with via her Athenian poetry society, A Poets’ Agora.
“Ancellin’s poems grapple with planetary paths and eBay, with ancient myth and the pixellated Skype screen, with caryatids and the trials of life as a permanent foreigner. The virtual and the concrete merge in the Greek landscape, where shard-like glimpses are revealed of passionate love and loss.”
– SOKA ZINOVIEFF, AUTHOR OF “PUTNEY”
“This is a richly rewarding collection—complete with latter-day, disjointed yet insistent rhymes—by a master-craftswoman wielding the very potent weapon that International English has become.”
– ORFEAS APERGIS, POET AND ESSAYIST