Copper Canyon Press




The Park

John Freeman

American editor and writer, John Freeman, is a Festival favourite, offering insights and recommendations that illuminate contemporary literature. In The Park, his second book of poetry, Freeman uses a park as a petri dish, turning a deep gaze on all that pass through it. Throughout, Freeman wonders at how a park, being both curated and public, can be a nexus for a manifestation of great wealth inequality. How have we created these false boundaries for ourselves—with regard to physical space, but also in our minds and societies, in our personal relationships?