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The Sri Lankan Loxodrome Will Alexander

The Sri Lankan Loxodrome

Will Alexander

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ISBN : 9780811218290
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112 pages
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the maps one comes to knoware but boulders which are shattered by spoilage—Will AlexanderIn navigation a loxodrome, or rhumb-line, is a line that crosses all meridians at the same angle, maintaining one compass direction, a path of constantMorethe maps one comes to knoware but boulders which are shattered by spoilage—Will AlexanderIn navigation a loxodrome, or rhumb-line, is a line that crosses all meridians at the same angle, maintaining one compass direction, a path of constant bearing. In his breakthrough poetry collection, The Sri Lankan Loxodrome, Will Alexander connects this theme to a lone Sri Lankan sailor who beheads sea snakes as an ongoing meditation while sailing the expanse of the Indian Ocean. Along the way he meets various African communities as he journeys eastward, from Madagascar to Sri Lanka. In lush, perfumed language filled with the spirit of Aimé Césaire and Sun Ra, Alexander maps an epic voyage unlike any other in contemporary poetry.