This Is Not a Spectacle

This Is Not a Spectacle Review

The extended version of This Is Not a Spectacle explores human curiosity towards strangers and investigates where curiosity becomes fascination with another’s grief or misfortune from afar.

The poems range from my experiences of a car accident, my own fascination of others and strangers’ impressions of me.

It is an expression of anger from those who least want to be stared at and be put on display.

Title:This Is Not a Spectacle
Edition Language:English

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