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‘Virginia Jealous…unpacks the cliches by being ‘utterly present, out there on the edge of the world.’  In Hidden World, a beautifully bound chapbook by Hallowell Press, she is poet/diarist/freelancer/flaneur, not merely absorbing the Other but conversing with the Other; she inserts local news: two school girls mysteriously die, the vices of corrupt politicians. Her notebook entries are prose passages that trace back to all kinds of subliminal sources released by travel: her deceased father’s trip to ‘Bombay, Cannamore, Madras’, or a poem by Les Murray.’

Michelle Cahill, Westerly July 2013

Hidden World, by poet and travel writer Virginia Jealous, was the second in our wellwellwell… chapbook series. The edition is now sold out. Continue reading “Hidden World”