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There is an Anger That Moves

Kei Miller

There Is an Anger That Moves by Kei Miller
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ISBN: 978 1 857549 45 4
Categories: 21st Century, Caribbean
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: October 2007
216 x 135 x 6 mm
96 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (EPUB), eBook (Kindle)
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  • The page of this poem is a space
    on which you may throw rice grains as divination,
    use up the magic that only rotted inside you. Between these words
    a rhythm...

                                   from 'An Allowance for Ula-May'
    The six sequences of There Is an Anger that Moves travel from Jamaica to England and back. A mother's heart is broken; men fall in love secretly; people dance until they die. Religion haunts these disbelieving poems which move sometimes to the measure of a hymn, sometimes to the cadence of a Baptist sermon. Each swells with its own conviction, even when that conviction is doubt. Miller makes us believe in the power of unexpected things: the colour orange, broken coffins, ice cream and in the transforming power of poetry.

    From this book Kei Miller emerges as one of the most compelling and subtle new voices from the Caribbean.

    'Raise high the roofbeams, here comes a strong new presence in poetry...Kei Miller's is a voice we will hear much more of, for it speaks and sings with rare confidence and authority.'
    Lorna Goodison

    'Some of the most exciting poetry I've read in years. Radiant utterance that speaks of island experiences and gender politics from a deep well of understanding, with empathy, humour and insight. An extraordinary new voice singing with clarity and grace.'
    Olive Senior
    Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. Kei writes across a range of genres: novels, books of short stories, essays and poetry. His poetry has been shortlisted for awards such as the Jonathan Llewelyn Ryhs Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year. His fiction has ... read more
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