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Eleven Voices from the Caribbean
RRP: GBP 42.80
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Price: GBP 38.52
ISBN: 978 1 857549 98 0
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: November 2007
216 x 135 x 8 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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This set of four titles gives readers the chance to explore the innovative and sophisticated talents of Caribbean poetry. It includes the most recent books by the established poets Lorna Goodison and Mervyn Morris, the critically-praised Carcanet debut by the young poet Kei Miller, as well as an anthology of eight new poets who are a part of the emerging generation of Caribbean poetry.
Lorna Goodison Goldengrove: New and Selected Poems
Kei Miller There is an Anger that Moves
Mervyn Morris I been there, sort of: New and Selected Poems
New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Kei Miller
Including poems by
Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell - Delores Gauntlett - Christian Campbell
Loretta Collins Klobah - Shara McCallum - Tanya Shirley
Ian Strachan - Jennifer Rahim
Awards won by Lorna Goodison Winner, 2018 Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Poetry
Awards won by Kei Miller Short-listed, 2014 Costa Book Awards for Poetry (The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion) Short-listed, 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize (The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion) Winner, 2014 Forward Prize for Best Collection (The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion)
Praise for Lorna Goodison 'A Caribbean and international great.'
Jeremy Poynting, Managing Editor of Peepal Tree Press, Guardian Best Books of 2017
'The collected works of the recently appointed Jamaican poet laureate is an endlessly moving and rewarding...Four decades of insight and honesty are gathered in some 600 pages of rich, often fabular verse' Financial Times on Collected Poems Praise for Kei Miller 'Miller surpasses expectations for a book to be about something, as if a book's purpose were merely to convey information, or to create an experience. To read In Nearby Bushes is to be guided into thinking through things, however uncomfortable or uncanny.'
'This is a book that offers a wise, colourful and unflinching look at contemporary Jamaica - good and bad - and anyone who loves language will find it utterly intoxicating.'
Roger Cox, The Scotsman
'A tremendous range of writing as excellent Jamaican poets rub shoulders with peers from Haiti, Trinidad and the Bahamas. Diverse and stimulating.'
Independent on Sunday 'These captivating poets write from the heart with poems which range from the spare and haunting to the risky and experimental. There are surprises, there is beauty, there are pleasures to be discovered, there is much to be enjoyed.'
Bernardine Evaristo '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 '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 'The verse movement here, the interplay of sound values in inner rhyme and consonantal pairing, in fact the whole lyrical movement of the text, I find exemplary.'
Peter Riley, Fortnightly Review 'Miller's charming second collection [There Is an Anger that Moves] is an affectionately jaunty glimpse of a life caught between the cold and baffling England he has adopted and the fiery warmth of his Jamaican home.'
No. 7 in 'The Ten Best New poetry collections' - the Independent, 2007
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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