IN 31 CANTOS
From the rain-washed, subterranean underworld of Kings Cross ‘Body 115’ – the long unidentified victim of the 1987 fire – becomes Virgil to Noble’s Dante. Through London runnels they tramp, invoking ancient rebellion and civil strife, to Kent and a tempestuous Channel crossing. They enter France through the limbo realm of the Jungle refugee camp and into the slumbering battlefields of Flanders. Asleep on his feet, our poet-hero journeys on to Paris, where poet-ghosts of yesteryear throng the backstreets of Montparnasse. And at last to Milan, in a season of wet weather, where more than just the rain awaits.