Giant Steps

Giant Steps: Fifty Poets Reflect on the Apollo 11 Moon landing and Beyond


On 21 July, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on the moon, uttering those famous words: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’ To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, 50 poets from around the world were asked to reflect upon the achievement of Apollo 11 and our constantly evolving notions of ‘space’.

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Reviewed at Compulsive Reader by Magdalena Bell

Cassandra Atherton, Christian Bök, Robyn Bolam, Lisa Brockwell, Owen Bullock, Maggie Butt, Anne Caldwell, Vahni Capildeo, Anne Casey, Eileen Chong, Paul Cliff, Katharine Coles, Oliver Comins, Tricia Dearborn, Benjamin Dodds, Martin Dolan, Ross Donlon, Maura Dooley, Moira Egan, Niloofar Fanaiyan, D.W. Fenza, John Foulcher, Lisa Gorton, Samia Goudie, Philip Gross, Oz Hardwick, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Dominique Hecq, Matt Hetherington, Paul Hetherington, Andy Jackson, Jill Jones, Bella Li, Ian McMillan, Paul Mills, Helen Mort, Paul Munden, Nessa O’Mahony, Geoff Page, Alvin Pang, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Mario Petrucci, Lucy Sheerman, Alex Skovron, Melinda Smith, Shane Strange, Keijiro Suga, James Sutherland-Smith, Jen Webb, River Wolton.