Waiting For The Albatross - Found poems from a deck hand's diary, 1936 - Jack Shreve/Sandy Shreve.

By Michael Dennis

Sandy Shreve has produced a remarkable book of poetry by re-imagining her father's diary. Jack Shreve was a sailor on a freighter in 1936, when he was 21, and he kept a diary of his five month journey from Halifax to Australia and back.

This book is illustrated with photos from Jack Shreve's journey, along with various documents that fill in all the empty spaces in this marvellous story.

The poems speak a language a daughter invented for her father. Wondrous.

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