The President of Planet Earth

The President of Planet Earth

In his fifth collection of poems, David Wheatley twins his birthplace and his current home, Ireland and Scotland, to engage issues of globalism, identity, and language. He takes inspiration from the Russian Futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov, self-nominated President of Planet Earth, who in a state of apocalyptic rapture envisioned a new world culture, its rise and its dramatic undoing.

In The President of Planet Earth Wheatley brings an experimental sensibility to… (more)

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Publisher: Carcanet Poetry (November 30, 2017)

Page count: 168 pages

Language: English


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