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To Us, All Flowers Are Roses : POEMS - Lorna Goodison

To Us, All Flowers Are Roses

POEMS

Paperback Published: 30th June 1995
ISBN: 9780252064593
Number Of Pages: 88

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Writing in The Hudson Review,
        David Mason has characterized Lorna Goodison's work as a "revelation
        to me, much of it beautiful for its simple negotiation of the line between
        life and art."
      One of the most distinguished
        contemporary poets of the Caribbean, Goodison draws on both African and
        European inheritances in her finely crafted poems, which often carry a
        sense of language's healing power in the face of the pain of the past.
        She deals thematically with the struggle of Caribbean women and writes
        in a fashion that has developed from conversational to more ritualistic.
      From reviews of Goodison's
        earlier works:
      "The evocative power
        of Lorna Goodison's poetry derives its urgency and appeal from the heart-and-mind
        concerns she has for language, history, racial identity, and gender."
        Andrew Salkey -- World Literature Today
      "A marvelous poet, one
        to savor and to chant aloud."
        -- Pat Monaghan, Booklist
 

Industry Reviews

"Goodison advances from strength to strength. Her sixth collection finds her focusing the diamond lens of her incantatory verse on the culture and people of her homeland in the Caribbean and gives us a book full of pieces well worthy of anthologizing... Taken altogether, these poems reinforce each other's many strengths and constitute a long song of struggle and survival, of inhumanity and human love." -- Booklist

ISBN: 9780252064593
ISBN-10: 0252064593
Series: Illinois Poetry
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 30th June 1995
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.11

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