No Home Like a Raft, by Martin Jon Porter
what happens to time
when you’re 1100 metres above Earth
half way across
the Pacific Ocean
about to cross
from daylight to dark…
No Home Like a Raft explores the nomadic part of the human existence, and how imprisoned instincts can find a way to flow again. Landing in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and crescendoing at the Inca Trail in Peru, Martin Jon Porter’s first full-length collection of poetry reveals what it’s like to breathe the primordial particles of wanderlust in Latin America.
Martin Jon Porter grew up in Ballarat and studied teaching in Adelaide, but now lives in Melbourne with his family. His first collection of poetry, Traits, was a chapbook published in 2016. His poems have been published in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and online.