The Poetry of Cities

On Discovering Poems in Istanbul, Sarajevo, and Bratislava

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Author: Daniel Xerri
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This article discusses how poetry allowed a first-time traveler to three different cities to explore each place and his identity as a traveler. Focusing on Istanbul, Sarajevo, and Bratislava, the article describes the experience of using a poem the traveler finds in each city to serve as a guide to its spirit. By referring to issues related to anthropology, post-colonialism, politics, history, the social sciences, and cultural studies, this article discusses the transformation experienced by the traveler as a result of both a physical and inner journey.

Journeys

The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing

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