A sequence of poems set in an imagined city, examining the impact of post-industrialisation and the effect of toxic political leadership on the collapse of cities and communities. The poems offer perspectives from various characters living in the City, from the tour guide to the photographer to the hostess at Kissorama.
With black-and-white illustrations by Emma Dai’an Wright.
“Roz Goddard has built her Lost City with such precise and original imagery that it lives on in this reader’s mind as a dark, brutal and barren place, begging to be explored again.” Sphinx Reviews
“At once mythic and familiar… hauntingly illustrated.” Poetry Book Society
“Makes us reflect on the ethics of ghoulish cultural voyeurism.” Pam Thompson in Under the Radar