Flying Blind


Flying Blind by Guntars Godiņš
Translated from Latvian by Eugene O’Connell

Southword Editions, 2005, 61 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-12-2


Guntars Godiņš’ wry tragic-comic poems report from the borderlands; his relentless meditations on the human condition mirror the geographic location of a country on the edge of the Arctic waste, on the borders of an old, crumbling empire. Eschewing the usual solace of faith and fatherland, his poems spiral down into the dark places of the human pysche, exploring the reality behind our accepted notions.