Col's Phantasm Speaks
By Fiona Tanzer
Published: October 26, 2011.
Trouble with Opium! For young Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797, it meant a vision of Xanadu, a visit from Porlock, and an unfinished poem. 200 years later, opiate trouble led Fiona Tanzer to write the short story of Sam's mysterious Porlockian visitor, and to make literary history by finally completing Coleridge's famous poem, Kubla Khan.
Read the completed poem for the first time!