Make Us All Islands

Make Us All Islands

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A history submerged in the ever-shifting currents of the ocean emerges in this debut collection by Richard Georges. These poems craft narratives of long forgotten migrations, shipwrecks, and the personal with a vivid and sensual aesthetic that is located in the contested spaces between the sea and the shore. "The voice is placid, and leaves no print of self-conscious style and ego but rather the poems themselves, rolling softly up the beach and then sucking us into a greater history of the sea and our only and sometimes lonely selves-- our i-lands." --Vladimir Lucien "In these pages all roads lead to the sea. The poet never plots a route. Gods fall, forgotten paths return, poetry books break and glasses of water kill. Though the sea divides, it brings redemption. Georges shows all mankind to be one author. His beauteous poems rise like coral islands. Justice is done." --Andre Bagoo "Singing 'light into bleakness, ' in vivid poetic language that shakes us out of apathy, Georges' harsh and lyrical hymns portray the painful beauty of the Virgin Islands and Caribbean archipelago." --Loretta Collins Klobah
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Product details

  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 140g
  • Shearsman Books
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848615272
  • 9781848615274
  • 1,339,057

About Richard Georges

Richard Georges was born in Trinidad and raised in the British Virgin Islands where he lives and works today. His poetry has appeared in Smartish Pace, The Caribbean Writer, sx salon, Wasafiri, The Puritan, and elsewhere. He is a founding editor at Moko and is the winner of The Caribbean Writer's Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize in 2016.
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