Author: Peggy Carr
ISBN 1-58939-893-9 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-62137-698-9 (eBook)
The themes are universal - love, loss, resistance, hope. The voice is distinctly Caribbean. The result is a soulful collection laced with power. These poems reflect the writer's deep engagement with her society and her skill in peeling away its layers to expose the core. This is a distillation of everyday human experience, related in language that ranges from stark simplicity to intricate imagery. Throughout the entire book, the poet's touch is delicate but sure.
"These poems are indeed sweet as honey and tart as lime, whether Carr is speaking about family - reminiscing about the son who is now a man, or reflecting on how she can no longer fit in her mother's lap both literally and symbolically - the poems reveal a poet's deft hand, gloved in care and love, that shimmers in the last section of the collection when the persona speaks uncensored in island tongue." Opal Palmer Adisa, author of Eros Muse and It Begins with Tears.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peggy Carr is the author of two collections of poetry, Echoes from a Lonely Nightwatch (1989) and Fresh Tracks in an Ancient Land (1996). Her poems have been published in several anthologies, including the Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse, the school text Caribbean Poetry Now, Creation Fire and Vincentian Poets 1950 to 1980. Carr is a journalist who has worked in radio, television and the print media. Apart from the visibility she gained in her home country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a journalist, poet and pannist, she is also known for her many years of volunteer work with youth through the use of cultural art forms. She is the mother of three grown-up children and currently lives in Taiwan where she works as a newspaper editor.
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