Eric A. Cline's, something farther across the ocean is a concise poetry collection summed up in his submission to us, calling it an attempt, "...to capture the intimate feeling of a message in a bottle at sea, as the pieces depict a gay narrator confronting the internalized shame of his past and working to reclaim agency in his life." So we took it literally and constructed this book in a bottle. These eight poems are handwritten on aged paper tucked into each engraved wine bottle and then sealed in wax.

something farther across the ocean

by Eric Cline

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