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Supplying Salt and Light: Poems

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Lorna Goodison
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This stunning new book of poems from internationally renowned poet Lorna Goodison opens in Spain and Portugal, conjuring up a new history of the Caribbean and a new way of setting up its heritage.

The title sets the tone for poems about backgrounds and outlines and shadows and sources of light. This extraordinary book -- "a wide lotus on the dark waters of song" -- is filled with surprises at every turn, as a Moorish mosque becomes a cathedral in Seville, a country girl dresses in Sunday clothes to visit a Jamaican bookmobile, and a bear appears suddenly, only to slip away silently into the trees on a road in British Columbia. The heartache of Billy Holliday singing the blues, the burden of Charlie Chaplin tramping the banana walks of Jamaica's Golden Cloud, and the paintings of El Greco, the quintessential stranger, come together on the poet's pilgrimage to Heartease, guided by a limping angel and inspired by the passage-making of Dante; the book ends with a superb version of the first of his cantos, translated into the poet's Jamaican language and landscape with the gift of love.

All recent publications by Lorna Goodison

  • Supplying Salt and Light: Poems
  • From Harvey River: A Memoir of my Mother and her People
  • Goldengrove: New and Selected Poems
  • Controlling the Silver
  • Fool Fool Rose <br>Is Leaving<br>Labour-in-Vain-Savannah

All publications by Lorna Goodison

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.

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