Planet 246

Sam Young
Tsunami Days
by John Barnie

Tsunami Days by John Barnie Cinnamon, £10.99

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‘These short essays are an attempt to understand what is happening to humanity and the Earth amid the huge confusion of our times.’ Thus John Barnie, Aberystwyth-based poet and essayist, sets out his mission in the opening lines of Tsunami Days. Written over the crisis years of 2020–22, the book attempts to answer what Barnie views as the ultimate question: is humanity capable of responding to the ‘multiple and interconnected catastrophes’ that roll inexorably towards us?

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About the author

Sam Young is a writer and PhD student based in Cardiff. He is the former general editor of Question, a journal for Arts and Humanities researchers in Wales and south-west England.