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Fred D'Aguiar – The Rose of Toulouse

Fred D’Aguiar’s journey has been one of the strangest in British West Indian poetry. His themes of conflicted identity, displacement by slavery, colonialism, outsiderdom, migration and racism seem to have been accepted by him from without, as an inherited territory from previous generations of Caribbean writers, and yet he has mostly approached them with the calm, poised implacability of a modernist-inflected mainstream English verse that seems, at first blush, to be at odds with the implied violence of the social and historical torsions of this subject-matter.

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Date: 15 March 2014

C.D. Wright – One With Others (A Little Book of Her Days)

C. D. Wright’s One With Others (A Little Book of Her Days) finds us in an American South that will be recognisable to readers of William Faulkner: the imaginary but real country of immutable identities and hierarchies, mysterious solidarities around hidden crimes, and stubborn back-looking ghosts hankering after old pains and certainties.
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Date: 15 March 2014

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