Gardening in the Tropics by Olive Senior
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Gardening in the Tropics
By Olive Senior

Gardening in the Tropics

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Gardening in the Tropics by Olive Senior

Book Description

Contains a rich Caribbean world in poems offered to readers everywhere. Olive Senior's rich vein of humour can turn wry and then sharp in satire of colour-consciousness, class-consciousness, and racism. But her predominant tone is the verbal equivalent of a pair of wide-open arms. This collection goes down deep, drawing on presences and powers that have shaped the Caribbean and the lives and languages of its people. Olive Senior writes poetry of refreshing candour and craft, and she does so in the ancient figures of the poet -- as messenger, maker, and magician. She knows what words can do, and what they have done; and she shows how we live our lives in stories and songs, possessed by what belongs to us. 'Gardening in the Tropics' tells of the strange and the familiar, of blessings and curses, of extraordinary characters in everyday situations. It is a wonderful gathering of poems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781897178003
ISBN-10: 189717800X
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 215mm x 7mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Insomniac Press
Publisher: Insomniac Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Olive Senior

Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica. She has worked in journalism in both Canada and Jamaica, and divides her time between the two countries. Her body of published work includes three books of poetry, three collections of short stories, and several non-fiction works on Caribbean culture.

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