Poetry. The 26 writers in WHERE I SEE THE SUN - CONTEMPORARY POETRY IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS (TORTOLA | VIRGIN GORDA | ANEGADA | JOST VAN DYKE) can each speak for themselves and arguably, creatively, for the nation out of which they are writing.
"A lost barrette. A broken watch. The color of daub pork, guavaberry, grated cassava, these poems, coral and lime, 'announce the catch that breaks nets and draws a village to itself.'"—Craig Czury
|Publisher:||House of Nehesi Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Lasana M. Sekou is a St. Martin, Caribbean author of over 16 books of poetry, monologues, and short stories. Reviewers have compared Sekou's poetry to the works of Aimé Césaire, Oswald Mtshali, Kamau Brathwaite, Dylan Thomas, e.e. cummings, and Linton Kwesi Johnson. His NATIVITY (2010), THE SALT REAPER (2004), 37 POEMS (2005), and BROTHERHOOD OF THE SPURS (2007), all published by House of Nehesi, have been required reading at Caribbean, North American, and European universities. Sekou has performed his poetry throughout the Caribbean, USA, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Turkish, and Chinese. Sekou is an advocate for the independence of St. Martin, a colony of France and the Netherlands. WHERE I SEE THE SUN – CONTEMPORARY POETRY IN ANGUILLA is the second, island-hopping anthology of poems edited by Sekou.