Pathology of a Pandemic: a collection of poems

Pathology of a Pandemic: a collection of poems

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Overview

Pathology of a Pandemic is a collection of poems that was written during the onslaught of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Teenagers, young adults, and mature adults will find this book of poetry captivating because the voice in each poem is different from the others ranging from a deceased grandmother, a physically disabled person, to the never ending passion of those who stand against all types of oppression, discrimination and systemic racism. Common issues of identity, death, anti-Black racism, the power of love and its ability to heal the human spirit run throughout the anthology of poems. The collection is a creative chronicle and documentation of the individual and collective experiences we have faced during the 2020 pandemic. Pathology of a Pandemic is a mirror of ourselves that, hopefully, will allow us to see our strengths and weaknesses and help us create a better world for ourselves and others.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781039107205
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 06/03/2021
Pages: 78
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Canute Lawrence, a language and literature teacher for more than three decades, has taught in the public school systems in Jamaica, the United States of America, and Canada. Canute is a lover of the arts and a thespian who has appeared in, and directed several theatre productions in Jamaica, New York City, and Toronto. Currently, Canute resides in Toronto, Canada, and is a full-time teacher with the Toronto District School Board. He loves great cuisine, reading, and traveling.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Dedication xv

Author's Notes xvii

Foreword xix

Prologue xxiii

A Sonnet of COVID-19: a world standing still 1

I Hope One Day … 3

No Goodbyes 5

Another Day 7

The Second Wave's a Comin' 9

It's a New Day…Virtually 11

In Di Blink of an Eye: a post from mi dead granny 13

A Mechiz From Mi Dead Granny (A Message from my Deceased Grandmother) 15

Superiority Complex 17

Wifey Covets 'Covids' Matey Romance 19

Mi Waah Guh Back a Mi Yaawd! 21

COVID Labrish 23

The Hate You Live 25

White Pavement 27

Resistance is my Action 29

Under Siege 31

I'm in Love With My Hair 33

True Strength 35

Who Will Listen To Me? 37

Building Bridges 39

I Kneel To Stand Strong 41

How are you, My Sistahs? 43

Love Sans Borders 45

A Tribute to My Father (Posthumously) 47

Glossary 49

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