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Eleven Voices from the Caribbean

Lorna Goodison, Kei Miller and Mervyn Morris

Kei Miller, Lorna Goodison and Mervyn Morris
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ISBN: 978 1 857549 98 0
Categories: Caribbean
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: November 2007
216 x 135 x 8 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  •  Save £12.84 by purchasing these four titles together!

    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.

    Including:

    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
    Lorna Goodison
    Lorna Goodison was born in Jamaica, and has won numerous awards for her writing in both poetry and prose, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Musgrave Gold Medal from Jamaica, the Henry Russel Award for Exceptional Creative Work from the University of Michigan, and one of Canada’s largest literary prizes, the ... read more
    Kei Miller
    Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978 and has written several books across a range of genres. His 2014 collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, won the Forward Prize for Best Collection while his 2017 Novel, Augustown, won the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, ... read more
    Mervyn Morris
    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
    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.'
    Vahni Capildeo

          '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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