The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English

Written by on February 20, 2021

Over the last few decades Caribbean writers – performance poets, newspaper poets, singer-songwriters – have created a genuinely popular art form, a poetry heard by audiences all over the world. At the same time, even at its most literary, Caribbean poetry shares the vigour of the oral tradition. Writers like Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, and many other exciting new voices, are exploring ways of capturing the vitality of the spoken word on the page. Both of these traditions are represented in this lively anthology, which traces Caribbean verse from its roots to the present.

By Paula Burnett

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