All Roads Lead to the Sea

Kapka Kassabova

Author: Kapka Kassabova
Format: Ebook only
Pages: 70
Published: March 1997
Specs: 20.0cm x 17.0cm
ISBN: 9781869401771

Available in Ebook

All Roads Lead to the Sea is a first collection of poetry from Bulgarian immigrant poet, Kapka Kassabova. Her work had already attracted considerable attention, with a special issue of Poetry New Zealand featuring her poems. Her moody, evocative poems brilliantly convey the rootlessness and restlessness of the immigrant, the mingled sense of loss and wonder in the new land, the nostalgia and the longing, the hopes and the memories. The three parts of the book mirror a passage from dislocation to exploration to looking forward, with the last part dominated by the image of the sea. These haunting, powerful poems introduce a fresh and original talent.


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Awards and Nominations

Winner – 1998 New Zealand Society of Authors Award for Best First Book of Poetry – All Roads Lead to the Sea, Kapka Kassabova



All Roads Lead to the Sea delivers poetry of resolution and polarity, of liberation and restraint, of sentiments and irony. Kassabova manages such a difficult balancing act through the calm deployment of extremely fertile – yet never over-ripe – imagery. – Bede Scott, Sunday Star-Times