LORNA GOODISON is one of the Caribbean's most distinguished contemporary poets. Her work appears in the Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces and her many honors include the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Americas Region. She is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently Travelling Mercies (2001) and Turn Thanks: Poems (1999), as well as two collections of short stories. Her work, translated into many languages, is widely published and anthologized.
Poetry: Tamarind Season, Kingston, Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica (1980); I Am Becoming My Mother, London: New Beacon (1986); Heartease, London: New Beacon (1988); Poems: Lorna Goodson. New York: Research Institute for the Study of Man/CommonWealth of Letters (Yale University), 1989, 1995; Selected Poems, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (1992); Jungfernbraun, Lorna Goodison, Gedichte, trans Wolfgang Binder(Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag, 1994); To Us, All Flowers Are Roses. Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1995); Turn Thanks. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999; Guinea Woman: New and Selected Poems. Manchester: Carcanet Press (2000); Travelling Mercies (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2001; A Quartet of Poets: Alice Walker, Lorna Goodison, Maya Angelous, Grace Nichols (Modern Women Writers Series). London: Longman (1994) Prose Fiction: Baby Mother and the King of Swords: Short Stories (London: Longman, 1990); Der Schwertkonig, Lorna Goodison, Der Kurzgeschicten aus Jamaica, translated by Wolfgang Binder (Frankfurt: Dipa Verlag, 1992); A Quartet of Stories: Maya Angelous, Lorna Goodison, Olive Senior, Alice Walker (Modern Women Writers Series). London: Longman, 1993.