Book cover of Being Here

Being Here

the chemistry of startle

by Barry Dempster

Frontenac House


Poetry: Travel

CDN: $19.95


Being Here is a kind of travelogue, focusing on two trips I took to places that were not on my bucket list: Chile and Berlin. I soon started to dive deeper into history and imagination. what the locals’ lives might be like, what waited beyond their closed doors, still searching for our commonalities, but wondering about our disparities as well, Soon, I was writing memories from other trips, other countries, some of which I’d never actually visited, experiences I’d often longed for, but had never found the right key.

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