Swimming Through the Grand Hotel

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This sixth collection follows Judith Kazantzis' much praised Selected Poems . Sensuous, worldly and intuitive, its poems are at home in widely differing landscapes, united by a rich interior exploration. They trace the sorrows and delights of different kinds of love through landscapes of America, Europe and Israel. Lover, father, daughter, the mythical Psyche herself lamenting Eros, a Nepalese immigrant on the edge of deportation, all these figures, real or imagined, take us to a series of poems on religious and racial persecution that culminate in her eloquent and lyrical essay on Israel/Palestine, 'The Named Land'. This is poetry of passion transcribed with skill and care.