Book Excerpts

Counting Cats in Zanzibar: Why We Should Travel

Lao Tzu said, 'The further one travels, the less one knows,' a sentiment echoed by Stephen Dunn in his poem Tangier:┬áthat there is no salvation in elsewhere but rather in the immediacy of our very own doorsteps. However, could the depletion of knowledge also be a kind of positive opening to the world in which… Continue reading Counting Cats in Zanzibar: Why We Should Travel

American Poetry

There’s No Salvation in Elsewhere

'If nothing's here, nothing's there', writes poet Stephen Dunn about the instinct to believe that happiness is a place other than where we are, over the horizon, up in the sky, on the streets of a foreign city. If you are expecting to find salvation there, he says, all you'll find are reflections of the… Continue reading There’s No Salvation in Elsewhere