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...

  • 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...

  • TWO POEMS FROM LORCA

    (translated by Lloyd King) HARLEM They hate the bird's shadow on a white and full flushed cheek The struggle of...

  • POETRY: THE FACE

    This morning after nervous jumpy I cut the face in the glass  At the party I'd only asked the elegante...

  • POETRY: SPANISH TOWN

    The old capitols one heap of carefully preserved garbage Georgian square imposing facades hiding either dusty archive the only records...

  • POETRY: IN THE GRAY DAWN

    - (a patriot's lament) they are not singing our anthem any more no not any more its words have lost...

  • POETRY: NOT FROM HERE

    You were not born here                        my child                        not here. You saw daylight Among our islands The sun was...

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