Adam Aitken

Creative writer and teacher

Letter to Marco Polo

Letter to Marco Polo
My first full length collection. Written after returning from a six month trip to Thailand in 1982, Island Press editor and poet Phillip Hammial published it in 1985, along with a collection by JS Harry. There are a few copies about in second hand stores. The cover design is by Tony Vuletich, and the postcard is a 17th century French engraving. I suppose it’s as orientalist as you can get, but I liked the elephants.

Anyone interested in the reviews can find articles in my BIBLIO page, mostly stuff published between 1985 and 1986.


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