Gregory Dowling grew up in Bristol, UK, and studied at Oxford University. Since 1979 he has lived in Italy; he is a professor of American literature at the University of Venice. Apart from his academic interests he has published four thrillers, set in England and Italy, and he has written and regularly updates the sightseeing pages for the Time Out Guide to Venice. His most recent publication is a guidebook to Byron's Venice.
Mainly set on Sicily's Aeolina Islands, these poems exhibit rich and exhilarating new dimensions in the work of an accomplished poet. As well as referencing current global events and exhibiting an historical reach back through Saracen pirates to the Greeks and beyond, this collection demonstrates the author's exceptional range of themes and moods with wit and technical dexterity. Encompassing warmth, humor, and poignant lyricism, and full of vivid people and places, these poems bring to life universal themes within a distinctive world.
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