Articles in 'Poetry'

THE NECESSITY OF POETRY

Jean-Paul Satre, in his essay 'Orphee Negre", wrote of the negro poet plunging into the dark void, using his instinct ‘as a kind of radar’, to discover a fresh vision of the truth. I would like to isolate this idea...

  • KYK-OVER-AL AND THE RADICALS

    Kyk-over-al is the name of a ruined Dutch fort kyking over all the waters of the Essequibo, Mazaruni and Cayuni....

  • THE DAY MY FATHER DIED

    The day my father died I could not cry; My mother cried, Not I. His face on the pillow in...

  • POETRY: BUREAUCRACY

    Under the temple dome of man In the basement cells of the dungeon The ripples in the thigh wrinkle away:...

  • I It is unfortunate that the first full-scale published work of West Indian Literary criticism should be a book of...

  • A discussion of the poetry of the Spanish American countries in historical terms properly begins with the often-overlooked pre-Columbian period....

  • POETRY: Three Poems.

    REQUIEM FOR A GUERILLA   Those who have lived by fire, die in flame. Those caught in the flare, Are...

  •  Yes, from Babe to Childhood and from then to a man All the way there are always someone coming to...

  • With the publication of Islands, Edward Brathwaite's trilogy of poems is complete. Of the trilogy's major importance to West Indians...

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