Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry Kwame Dawes

ISBN: 9781900715133

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Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry  by  Kwame Dawes

Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry by Kwame Dawes
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This is an anthology to delight both lovers of reggae and lovers of poetry which sings light as a feather, heavy as lead over the bedrock of drum and bass. If in the past Caribbean poetry seemed split between the English literary tradition and theMoreThis is an anthology to delight both lovers of reggae and lovers of poetry which sings light as a feather, heavy as lead over the bedrock of drum and bass. If in the past Caribbean poetry seemed split between the English literary tradition and the oral performance of dub poetry, Wheel and Come Again brings together work which combines reggaes emotional immediacy, prophetic vision, fire and brimstone protest and sensuous eroticism with all the traditional resources of poetry: verbal inventiveness, richness of metaphor and craft in the handling of patterns of rhythm, sound and poetic structure Its range is as wide as reggae itself.

There are poems celebrating, and sometimes mourning, the lives and art of such creative geniuses as Don Drummond, Count Ossie, Lee Scratch Perry, Bob Marley, Big Youth, Bunny Wailer, Winston Rodney, Patra and Garnett Silk. There are poems of apocalyptic vision, fantasy, humour and storytelling- poems about history, culture, politics, religion, art, human relationships and love- poems which employ standard Caribbean English, poems written in Jamaican nation language and many poems which move easily between the twoFrom its birth in the ghettos of Kingston, reggae has become an international musical language, and whilst Jamaicans are inevitably well represented in this anthology, Wheel and Come Again reflects reggaes universal appeal with contributors from the USA, Canada, Britain, Guyana and St.

Lucia. What all have found in reggae is an art with a rich aesthetic which, like the poetry they aspire to write, speaks to the body, mind and spirit, which compels a state of heightened expectancy with its combination of pattern and surprise Counting out the unspoken pulse then wheel and come again...



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