With verbal urgency and visionary imagination, this collection features the work of one of the Caribbean s most important poets. Presenting what life is like on a small island, vulnerable to the wounded thrashings of world capitalism in crisis an island where livelihoods are destroyed at the flourish of a Brussel bureaucrat s pen; where Paradise is a tourist cruise ship that reminds the people of their neocolonial status; andwhere global consumerism has poisoned the ambitions of the young into drugs, crime, and violence these candid poems are a warning of the perils fragmenting societies and ecologies."
- Paperback | 78 pages
- 154.94 x 200.66 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
- 24 Aug 2012
- Peepal Tree Press Ltd
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom
"Perhaps the outstanding Caribbean poet of his generation." "Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry" on Kendel Hippolyte"
About Kendel Hippolyte
Kendel Hippolyte is a poet, a playwright, and a director. He is the author of five books of poetry, including "Birthright" and "Night Vision," and his writing has been featuredin various journals, such as the "Greenfield Review"andthe "Massachusetts Review," as well as in the anthologies "Caribbean Poetry Now" and "Voiceprint.""