Unholyland is a love story in 264 sonnets. Against the background of daily events in Israel and the West Bank, an Israeli DJ meets and falls in love with a Palestinian rapper. In form, Dun’s verses are a mixture of classical structures and free-ranging rap. They are earthy and immediate, and as well as appealing to regular poetry readers, Unholyland will attract a wider range of people who will be drawn along by the rapidly developing story.


Aidan Andrew Dun is a poet … in the tradition of William Blake, and has a vision of London – and indeed of the world – which draws strength and fire from that association. He is simultaneously a one-off and in excellent company.’ Andrew Motion

‘He has an extraordinary sense of the past. He’s one of those people, along with Blake and Chatterton and others, who are like a divining rod for history’ Peter Ackroyd


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2 Responses to Unholyland

    1. so this is effectively an advertisment for a product? seeing as there are 250 plus sonnets in the product couldn’t you have published ONE for free so we could get an idea of the book? This is the first advertisement on this site i have noticed without any actual published content…

      Comment by Roddy McDevitt on 17 January, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    2. IT did actually publish an extract at:

      Comment by Rebecca on 23 January, 2013 at 3:34 pm

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