Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry

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  • ISBN-13: 9781900715133
  • Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes is an award-winning Ghanian-born Jamaican author of several books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. He teaches at the University of South Carolina, where he is Distinguished Poet in Residence and director of the USC Arts Institute and the SC Poetry Initiative. Dawes is the programmer for the annual Jamaican Calabash International Literary Festival.

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Table of Contents

Preface 13
Introduction 16
For Bob Marley 29
Riddim an' Hard Times 34
Rubba Dub Style inna Regent Park 35
Nigger Sweat 38
Sounds of a Dreamer 40
Reggae Prophecy 44
Stone for Mikey Smith 45
Riddym Ravings 49
Eena Mi Corner 52
Dubbed Out 54
Let Them Call It Jazz 55
Stepping to Da Muse/Sic 61
Dread 62
From GDR 63
Dreadtalk 64
Trickster I (For Winston Rodney) 68
Trickster II (For Lee Scratch Perry) 69
Trickster IV (For Sister Patra) 71
Some Tentative Definitions I 73
Some Tentative Definitions IV 74
Some Tentative Definitions VII 75
Some Tentative Definitions IX 76
Black Heart 77
Merchant of Death 80
For Don Drummond 84
Jah Music 86
Heartease III 87
Upon a Quarter Million 90
Revo Lyric 92
Jah-Son/Another Way 93
Reggae Cat 98
Antonette's Boogie 99
"So Jah Sey" 100
Poem II (For Duckie Simpson of Black Uhuru) 101
Mabrak 102
Bass Culture (for Big Yout) 106
Reggae Sounds 108
Five Nights of Bleeding 109
Intercity Dub 112
Baap-Nemesthe Reggae Song 115
Psalm of Silk 118
Mi Feel It 120
Speshal Rikwes 123
Bob Marley's Dead 126
By A Ways 128
Language 130
A New Dub 132
The History of Dub Poetry 133
Saint Ras 135
Ode to Brother Joe 136
For the D 137
Bob Marley 138
The Twin Barrel Bucky: A Kingston 12 Dub 140
Is Culcha Weapon? 141
March 9, 1976 142
Jesus Is Condemned to Death (from De Man) 143
Valley Prince (for Don D.) 146
Rasta Reggae 146
For Consciousness 147
Beverley's Saga 148
Ethiopia Unda a Jamaican Mango Tree 150
Count Ossie 151
No, Women Don't Cry 152
Heirloom 154
Dance Hall 155
Dance Hall: Version 156
One Song 157
Heavens Cherubim High Horsed or The Meeting of the Two Sevens 158
Music 160
Italist Chant 163
Deep-Sea Bathing 164
Champion Chant 165
Ten Seconds 166
The Poet Sings His Painting 167
Apocalypse Dub 173
Dreadwalk 174
More Poem 175
Meditation on Yellow 176
Reggae 183
August Town 193
Words Is Not Enough 194
Drummond's Lover Sings the Blues 196
Garvey's Head As Value 197
The Ethiopian Apocalypse of Don 201
The Migration of Drummond's Organs (After Death) 202
Notes on contributors 204
Index of first titles 211
Index of first lines 214
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