Places you Leave

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Beginning inside the largest refugee camp in the world (Cox’s Bazar) and ending up with Lorca in Granada, Places You Leave explores questions of travel, place / displacement, self / otherness, race, feminism, national and global politics. Through poems, poetic sequences and the lyric essay, Byrne considers a ‘poethics’ of place and speaks back to the complex nature of human experience. In his most hybrid work to date, including original collages from seven different countries, Byrne advocates for activist but peaceful ways in which language might challenge existing social structures and the dynamics of power.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherArc Publications
Number of pages96
ISBN (Print)9781910345825
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2022


  • Poems
  • Human Experience


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