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- DescriptionThere is a greeting used in urban America, 'What's good?', which seems to go beyond a mere 'How are you?' or 'What's happening?' to demand an optimistic response. Perhaps, writes the young Jamaican poet Kei Miller in his introduction to New Caribbean Poetry , there is a need for optimism when speaking of poetry and of the Caribbean, two entities that are frequently sidelined in all kinds of ways. This remarkable new anthology seeks to rectify both these oversights by showcasing new and newly established Caribbean poets from Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and elsewhere. So, 'what's good' in Caribbean poetry today? Miller offers eight impressive answers: Christian Campbell, Loretta Collins, Delores Gauntlett, Shara McCallum, Marilene Phipps, Jennifer Rahim, Tanya Shirley and Ian Strachan. Moving beyond the legacies of Scott, Walcott, Goodison and Braithwaite, these writers are forging a new and multifarious 'identity' for Caribbean poetry. There is a freshness to their voices which is netheless firmly rooted in poetic craft.
- Author BiographyKei Miller is a young writer from Jamaica. He is been a visiting writer at York University in Canada and the Department of Library Services in the British Virgin Islands. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Caribbean Writer, Snow Monkey, Caribbean Beat and Obsydian III. His first collection, Kingdom of Empty Bellies, was published in early 2006 by Heaventree Press. Carcanet will publish his second collection in 2007.
- PublisherCarcanet Press Ltd
- Date of Publication28/05/2007
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationManchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCarcanet Press Ltd
- Weight227 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byKei Miller
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