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In these 'shrines of remembrance' for the millions of the victims of transatlantic slavery, Kwame Dawes constructs a sequence which laments, rages, mourns, but also celebrates survival. Focusing on individual moments in this holocaust which lasted nearly four hundred years, these poems both cauterize a lingering infection and offer the oil of healing. In these taut lyric p ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
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This is a moving, focused work where all poems are inspired by the illustrations of Tom Feeling in The Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo. I chose this to read because it's April, National Poetry Month, and I work below the SC Poetry Archive. I pulled out a bunch of poetry by Kwame Davis because I had recently read and enjoyed some anthologies he edited. He used to teach in SC and thus is considered an SC poet forevermore, but does not in fact live in the state anymore.

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Born in Ghana in 1962, Kwame Dawes spent most of his childhood and early adult life in Jamaica . As a poet, he is profoundly influenced by the rhythms and textures of that lush place, citing in a recent interview his "spiritual, intellectual, and emotional engagement with reggae music." His book Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius remains the most authoritative study of the lyrics of Bob Marley.

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