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Peelin Orange

Collected Poems

Mervyn Morris

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Categories: 21st Century, BAME, Caribbean
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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(Pub. Feb 2017)
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  • Peelin Orange is the definitive Collected Poems by one of Jamaica's leading voices, the current Poet Laureate, Mervyn Morris. These poems explore the everyday, the erotic, love and the melancholy and comedy of being. Often drawing upon Creole dialect, Morris explores his Jamaican heritage with trademark musicality. Each poem offers a pared-down shard of concentrated feeling and social observation. This Collected Poems is a landmark tribute to the winner of the Order of Merit (Jamaica) 2009 and highlights his distinguished contribution to West Indian Literature.
    Mervyn Morris was born in Jamaica in 1937 and studied at the University College of the West Indies and St Edmund Hall, Oxford. In 1992 he was a UK Arts Council Visiting Writer-in-Residence at the South Bank Centre. His previous collections include The Pond, Shadowboxing, Examination Centre and On ... read more
    Praise for Mervyn Morris  'I Been There, Sort Of is a wonderful read of a range of Morris' poetry over many years.'
    Glyne Griffith, the Caribbean Review of Books
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