Doe Songs

Doe Songs

by Danielle Boodoo-Fortune


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845234188
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné is a Trinidadian poet and artist. Her writing and art have appeared in publications such as Bim: Arts for the 21st Century, the Caribbean Writer, Small Axe Literary Salon, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, Dirtcakes Journal, Room Magazine and others. She was awarded the Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonksy Prize by the Caribbean Writer in 2009, and shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize and the Montreal Poetry Prize in 2013. Danielle is also the poetry winner of the 2013 Small Axe Literary competition. She was featured in the New Talent Showcase at Bocas 2013.

Table of Contents

To Enter My Mother's House 7

How to Make Him Stay 9

Doe 10

Dream of My Daughter as a Fawn 13

Dream of My Daughter as a Turtle 14

Tayra 15

Portrait of My Father as a Grouper 17

Howler 19

Feathers 21

Guayaba 22

Tangerines 23

Jaguar Mary, Maria Lionza 25

Boa Gravida 27

Mama River 28

Cornbird 29

Sombra 30

The Fifth Month 32

Amateur Midwifery 33

The Labouring Mammal's Journal of Hours 34

Delivery 35

Alternative Remedies 36

Learning to Breathe in Luminous Water 37

Novena for a Wounded Wild Mother 38

Waiting 38

Carrying Home 41

The Gardener's Daughter in the Evening 43

The Gardener's Daughter Writes Home 44

The Gardener's Daughter Walks in the Dark 45

Solar Eclipse, Guapo Beach 46

Brasso, Homeward 47

The Blue House 48

Reader, Beware 49

Chameleon Thoughts 50

Your Daughter is Trouble 53

Pictures 54

Mother in the Morning 55

The Visitor 56

Coronary I 57

Coronary II 58

Coronary III 59

The Haunting of His Name 60

Letters from New Grace 62

Last Postcard from New Grace 65

On Being Burnt 66

The Ninth Moon 68

Praise Song in Carbon 69

A Poem on the World's Last Night 70

Book of Nights 71

A Hammer to Love With 73

Five Songs for Petra 76

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