Nasser Hussain earned a BA in English from Queen’s University, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, and a PhD in English from the University of York (UK). He is a Lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett University.
SKY WRI TEI NGS
Maps by Matthew Stephenson.
Toronto: Coach House Books, 2018.
PS8615 .U88 S59 2018
Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)
Poems written only from three-letter airport codes demand a new kind of passport. Every major airport has a three-letter code from the International Air Transport Association. In perhaps history’s greatest-ever feat of armchair travel, Nasser Hussain has written a collection of poetry entirely from those codes. In a dazzling aeronautic feat of constraint-based writing, SKY WRI TEI NGS explores the relationship between language and place in a global context. Watch as words jet-set across the map, leaving a poetic flight path. See letters take flight (and leave their baggage behind).