Poetry. "37 POEMS is significant, vigorous and radical, life-affirming in an age when jaded cynicism often passes for wisdom." —Tabish Khair
37 POEMS was written in China while the St. Martin poet was a visiting fellow at Asia's first International Writers' Workshop (2004) in Hong Kong and Beijing. Coming from a 37-square-mile Caribbean island, Sekou has been steadily reaching readers in the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia through his writing and performances. Readers who think they know his poetic style will be pleasantly surprised at his streamlined use of language in 37 POEMS, which, according Drisana Deborah Jack, is "Somewhere between the grace of haiku and the weight of the epic..."
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Lasana M. Sekou is a St. Martin, Caribbean author of poetry, monologues, short stories, and essays. Reviewers have compared Sekou's poetry to the works of Aimé Césaire, Oswald Mtshali, Kamau Brathwaite, Dylan Thomas, e.e. cummings, and Linton Kwesi Johnson. His NATIVITY, THE SALT REAPER, 37 POEMS, and BROTHERHOOD OF THE SPURS, all published by House of Nehesi, have been required reading at Caribbean, North American, and European universities. Sekou has performed his poetry throughout the Caribbean, USA, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Turkish, and Chinese. Sekou is an advocate for the independence of St. Martin, a colony of France and the Netherlands. BOOK OF THE DEAD (House of Nehesi, 2016) is his newest poetry collection.Review:
37 Poems is significant, vigorous and radical, life-affirming in an age when jaded cynicism often passes for wisdom. --Dr. Tabish Khair, Aarhus University, Denmark
Between the grace of haiku and the weight of the epic, Sekou has crafted his most elegant work to date. --Drisana Deborah Jack, New Jersey City University
Sekou's passions do not override his poetry. --Mel Cooke, Jamaica Gleaner
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