Pinecoast is a dual sequence: ‘Ghost Lines’ and ‘Pine Coasts’, the first set in the southeast of England, the second in Quebec’s Gaspésie Peninsula, tied together by various ghost tracks and desire paths. Attentive to place, character and distance, Pinecoast attempts, like some Quebecois cows of the authors’ acquaintance, to: ‘chew off the overlay Expose the one- to-one map of the very local.’
John Clegg grew up in Cambridge and works as a bookseller in London. His second collection Holy Toledo! was published by Carcanet in 2016. He is currently editing the Selected Letters of the poet Christopher Middleton.