The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry (Heinemann Caribbean Writers Series)

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9780435988173: The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry (Heinemann Caribbean Writers Series)

West Indians, as Ian McDonald comments, "write poetry as well as they play cricket" and Heinemann's anthology is the most comprehensive and up-to-date selection of contemporary Caribbean poetry, including major names like Derek Walcott, John Agard, and Merle Collins, alongside new poets of the region. This collection is an invaluable academic selection and will provide a fine introduction for the general reader interested in the lyricism of Caribbean poetry.

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English Girl Eats Her First Mango by John Agard
The Carpenter's Complaint by Edward Baugh
Getting There by Edward Baugh
Old Talk, Or West Indian History by Edward Baugh
Home Sickness by Simone Louise Bennett
Jamaica Oman by Simone Louise Bennett
Love Letter by Simone Louise Bennett
Fantasy Of An African Boy by James Berry
It's Me Man by James Berry
Lucy's Letter by James Berry
One by James Berry
Miss Own by Edward Kamau Brathwaite
Naima by Edward Kamau Brathwaite
Red Rising by Edward Kamau Brathwaite
Xango by Edward Kamau Brathwaite
Dreamer by Jean Binta Breeze
Lovin Wasn Easy by Jean Binta Breeze
Rilke by Wayne Brown
Song For A Tourist by Wayne Brown
Words by Wayne Brown
The Dreamtime Lives Again by Jan Carew
Tiho, The Carib by Jan Carew
After One Year by Martin Carter
Being Always by Martin Carter
Bent by Martin Carter
Bitter Wood by Martin Carter
Childhood Of A Voice by Martin Carter
In A Small City At Dusk by Martin Carter
A Mouth Is Always Muzzled by Martin Carter
How To Organise A Successful Small Business by Brian Chan
Paradise by Brian Chan
Letters From Home by Faustin Charles
Soucouyant by Leroy Clarke
Because The Dawn Breaks by Merle Collins
Trapped by Merle Collins
City Blues by Christine Craig
Airy Hall's Exits by Fred D'aguiar
The Cow Perseverance by Fred D'aguiar
Mama Dot's Treatise by Fred D'aguiar
Dubious Foreigner by Cyril Dabydeen
The Husband by Cyril Dabydeen
Patriot by Cyril Dabydeen
Catching Crabs by David Dabydeen
Coolie Mother by David Dabydeen
Coolie Son by David Dabydeen
Miranda by David Dabydeen
The Growing Tip by Mahadai Das
Horses by Mahadai Das
The Leaf In His Ear by Mahadai Das
Learner by Mahadai Das
After The Fall by Gloria Escoffery
Mother Jackson Murders The Moon by Gloria Escoffery
Tricks Of The Trade by Gloria Escoffery
Epitaph by John Figueroa
This Tree My Time Keeper by John Figueroa
Aux Leon - Women by Honor Ford-smith
Lala: The Dressmaker by Honor Ford-smith
First Friday Bell by Anson Gonzalez
Gasparillo Remembered by Anson Gonzalez
Little Rosebud Girl by Anson Gonzalez
Gleanings by Lorna Goodison
Guinea Woman by Lorna Goodison
Keith Jarrett - Rainmaker by Lorna Goodison
One Acre by Jean Goulbourne
This Is The Place Where by Jean Goulbourne
Funeral Service by Cecil Gray
The Misses Norman by Cecil Gray
Cirrhosis by A. L. Hendriks
Jamaican Small Gal by A. L. Hendriks
Where It's At by A. L. Hendriks
The Air Between Us (for An Expatriate) by Kendel Hippolyte
A Caribbean Exorcism Poem by Kendel Hippolyte
Reggae Cat (for Boston Jack) by Kendel Hippolyte
Revo Lyric by Kendel Hippolyte
The Chord by Slade Hopkinson
Origami by Slade Hopkinson
And In This Carnival by Arnold H. Itwaru
Body Rites by Arnold H. Itwaru
And Sea by Amryl Johnson
Gifts by Amryl Johnson
Granny In De Market Place by Amryl Johnson
Beacon Of Hope by Linton Kwesi Johnson
Soufriere by E. Mc.g. Shake Keane
Week Seven by E. Mc.g. Shake Keane
Trinidad If Ah Let Yu by Paul Keens-douglas
And Now I See You Once by Anthony (tony) Kellman
The King by Anthony (tony) Kellman
Cliches For An Unfaithful Husband by Jane King
Hymn by Jane King
Moments by Jane King
Lusca by John Robert Lee
Mango by John Robert Lee
Vocation by John Robert Lee
Don't Talk To Me About Bread by E. A. Markham
Herstory by E. A. Markham
Come Come by Marc Matthews
Realarro by Marc Matthews
I Expect An Orchid by Marina Ama Omowale Maxwell
Our Revolutions Must Be Different by Marina Ama Omowale Maxwell
Life/death by Ian Mcdonald
The Place They Have To Go by Ian Mcdonald
The Poison-maker by Ian Mcdonald
Hello Ungod by Anthony Mcneill
Straight Seeking by Anthony Mcneill
The Boat Builder by Mark Mcwatt
Lady Northcote by Mark Mcwatt
A Man In The House by Mark Mcwatt
Stone by Mark Mcwatt
Homeland by Pauline Melville
Honor Maria by Pauline Melville
Stonebridge Park Estate by Pauline Melville
Preface by Ras Michael
Judgement Day by Rooplall Monar
Koker by Rooplall Monar
Easy Life by Pamela Mordecai
Last Lines by Pamela Mordecai
Starapple Tree by Pamela Mordecai
The Day My Father Died by Mervyn Morris
Joseph Of Arimathaea by Mervyn Morris
Pilate by Mervyn Morris
Pre-carnival Party by Mervyn Morris
Swimmer by Mervyn Morris
Where Sea And Land Meet, Begin There by Philip Nanton
Epilogue by Grace Nichols
Sugar Cane by Grace Nichols
Tapestry by Grace Nichols
Tropical Death by Grace Nichols
Wherever I Hang by Grace Nichols
Rain Storm by Sasenarine Persaud
Belize Suite: 1. Sea Wall by Velma Pollard
Belize Suite: 2. Xunantunich by Velma Pollard
Belize Suite: 3. Road From Xunantunich by Velma Pollard
Su Su by Velma Pollard
The Bush by Victor D. Questel
Judge Dreadword by Victor D. Questel
Near Mourning Ground by Victor D. Questel
Father by Rajandaye Ramkissoon-chen
When The Hindu Woman Sings Calypso by Rajandaye Ramkissoon-chen
Away by Andrew Salkey
Inside by Andrew Salkey
A Song For England by Andrew Salkey
Apocalypse Dub by Dennis Scott
Dreadwalk by Dennis Scott
Epitaph by Dennis Scott
Marrysong by Dennis Scott
Birdshooting Season by Olive Senior
Children's Hospital by Olive Senior
Hill Country by Olive Senior
Searching For Grandfather by Olive Senior
To The Madwoman In My Yard by Olive Senior
Millionaire by A. J. Seymour
Name Poem by A. J. Seymour
To The Family Home Awaiting Repair by A. J. Seymour
Eating The Elephant Whole by Jonathan Small
Pig-sticking Season by Jonathan Small
Black And White by Michael (1954-1983) Smith
Dis-ya Dutty by Michael (1954-1983) Smith
A Go Blow Fire by Michael (1954-1983) Smith
Revolutionary by Michael (1954-1983) Smith
He Knows What Height Is by Ralph Thompson
Elsewhere by Derek Walcott
The Hotel Normandie Pool by Derek Walcott
Midsummer 54 by Derek Walcott
The Season Of Phantasmal Peace by Derek Walcott
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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