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Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems

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Kwame Dawes  Duppy Conqueror edited by Matthew Shenoda Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems represents an exciting addition to the growing body of work being produced by the prolific poet and writer Kwame Dawes. This volume represents the introduction of Dawes to a new core of readers in the U.S. and will delight those…(Read More)

Hold Me to an Island: Caribbean Place

Hold Me to an Island:Caribbean Place: An Anthology of Writing Exploring the relationships between the Caribbean people and their environment, this anthology brings together poetry, fiction, and other pieces of prose that focus on the Caribbean’s natural and manmade environments with an insider point of view. The writings are divided by relating to…(Read More)

Jubilation

Jubilation

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Jubilation: Poems Celebrating 50 years of Jamaican Independence. In Jubilation!, over fifty contemporary Jamaican poets reflect in complex, nuanced, outspoken, meditative, humorous and outrageous ways upon the historical and existential moment of Jamaican independence from Britain and the years that have followed. A majority of the poems were written for this anthology and are previously…(Read More)

Seven Strong

A collaboration between the South Carolina Poetry Initiative and the University of South Carolina Press, the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize is a celebration of accomplished and emerging poets linked together by their shared associations with the Palmetto State. Published on the seventh anniversary of this award series, Seven Strong features selections from the winning…(Read More)

Home is Where

Home is Where

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This anthology seeks to celebrate the strength that exists in the work of African American poets in the Carolinas region. Many of them are scattered all around the country now, and these poets show themselves to have a great deal in common by being poets who have roots in this region. At the same time…(Read More)

New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems

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New and Selected Poems Since Kwame Dawes first published his prestigious Forward Poetry prize-winning Progeny of Air in 1994, six further collections have followed which have changed the face of Caribbean poetry. New and Selected Poems contains a generous selection from all these volumes, and a book’s worth of new poems. Sensitive to…(Read More)

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Shook Foil

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Shook Foil Kwame Dawes’s poetry rises to new heights in these psalms of confession and celebrations of reggae’s power to prophesy, to seek after righteousness and seduce the body and mind. Here is poetry walking the baseline, which darts sweetly around the rigid lick of the rhythm guitar yet expresses all the sadness…(Read More)

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Wheel and Come Again

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Wheel and Come Again This is an anthology to delight both lovers of reggae and lovers of poetry which sings light as a feather, heavy as lead over the bedrock of drum and bass. If in the past Caribbean poetry seemed split between the English literary tradition and the oral performance of dub poetry, Wheel…(Read More)

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I Saw Your Face

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I Saw Your Face With an intimate, philosophical sense of history, often exploring connections between the Black American experience and African culture. Nearly a decade has passed since the publication of his monumental, illuminating, and moving work, The Middle Passage , winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Now, I saw Your Face marks a…(Read More)

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