As you set out for Ithaka / hope the voyage is a long one…


Like Odysseus, we’re all trying to find our way home. In some ways it’s a paradoxical search, driving us to leave the familiar behind and journey into the unknown. But what kind of home should we be looking for? A new heaven and earth, or simply a place to lay our head? And how can we be home to other people – both in our faith and in the words we use? An extended poetic meditation on what it feels like to be looking for a place to call home.

Katherine Venn spent her twenties working in publishing and then in 2009 decamped to the fens to study at UEA for a creative writing masters degree in poetry. She is currently working on her dissertation.

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