Prompted by Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale and Virgil’s Aeneid, Lethe pursues a meandering course through memory and re-memory imbued with the poet’s sense of Orthodox Christian spirituality. The style mixes EE Cummings with moments of traditional meter and the aphoristic echoes of Marcus Aurelius. This debut collection is small in word count but big in concepts and emotions.
Mark Isherwood is an English Poet and writer who is married with three children and resides in London. He earns a living as an educator and was once Head of Creative Writing at City Lit.