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Radical Normalisation

Celia Sorhaindo

Categories: 21st Century, BAME, British, Caribbean, First Collections, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (80 pages)
(Due Sep 2022)
9781800172395
£11.99 £10.79
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  • Celia Sorhaindo’s engrossing debut, Radical Normalisation, writes back from the margins, bringing readers to her Dominican home. It adjusts perspectives on the universal questions about poetry as a resource and value in the present. Sorhaindo’s wit and linguistic inventiveness are clear in her reflections on the art and the arts, her dramatization of the Dominica-born novelist Jean Rhys’s voice, and her reflections on the natural world – a natural world different from others but continuous with them. She records its changes and reckons with it in a series of poems that respond to the destruction visited on Dominica, most recently by Hurricane Maria. Her writing led John Robert Lee to hail, ‘a new voice that speaks with sensitivity, maturity and assurance out of a horrendous experience’.
    Celia A. Sorhaindo was born in The Commonwealth of Dominica. She migrated with her family to England in 1976, when she was 8 years old, returning home in 2005. Her poems have been published in several Caribbean journals ( PREE, The Caribbean Writer, BIM, Moko Magazine, Susumba ... read more
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