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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.

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