In 2003, while in Poland promoting the Polish translation of her book Unquiet World: The Life of Geoffrey Count Potocki de Montalk, Stephanie de Montalk slipped in a hotel bathroom and injured her pelvis. This event goes unmentioned in the poem 'Warsaw', but the story of a later trip to France for surgery on the injury is told in the poems in part II of this book. Many of the other poems are concerned with the kinds of journey we make in imagination or memory.
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The Mantelpiece Canvas
A Black Hole
Real and Imagined
Ghost Gum to the Owner of the House
Soliloquy for Sir Richard Francis Burton
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