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Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Good
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A satisfying and original work, this collection of poems offers moving personal insights as it reconstructs a Jamaican childhood from memory. Using striking metaphors drawn from the fauna and flora of Jamaica as well as images of painting as overarching devices, this volume explores the dichotomies of plentitude and emptiness, presence and absence, and nourishment and poison. Never allowing her longing for the island to become sentimental, the poet meticulously recreates her world in these heartfelt poems.
Jacqueline Bishop is the founding editor of Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts & Letters. She has been published in The Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Macomere, Renaissance Noire, and Wasafiri. She lives in New York City.
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