Black Sand

Black Sand : New and Selected Poems

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Bringing together previously published works and original poems from poet Edward Baugh one of the most instantly recognizable voices in Caribbean poetry with his dry wit, poise, and elegance these stunning poems cover a wide swath of subjects, including race, history, cricket, love, the academic life, and the consolations of natural beauty. With shrewdly analytical eye, additional works look at a modern Jamaica that at once includes the worlds of urbane polish, gated communities, religious enthusiasm, and a black majority still struggling to overcome the wrongs inflicted in the past. Above all, the subject of Baugh s poetry is the poem, and its struggle to come into existence as a moment of clarity in a world of chaos."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 135 x 206 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845232100
  • 9781845232108
  • 2,658,495

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"For all his social and very sociable worldliness, he can still take part in the act of poetic creation as a poet as well as examining and explaining it as a critic. Edward Baugh has been able to absorb influence yet avoid imitation and stay tellingly brief in the midst of such epic scale. Since in a former life he was a talented actor and in later life the Public Orator at the University of the West Indies, the poet Edward Baugh has an accomplished way with reading his poems; as one might expect, he does not disappoint."" --Poetry Archive"
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About Edward Baugh

Edward Baugh is a poet and a literary critic whose distinguished career has been devoted to West Indian literature. He taught at the University of the West Indies for more than 30 years.
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