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A Caribbean Dozen

A rich and diverse anthology collecting the work of thirteen leading Caribbean poets.

Infused with the flavours and rhythms of Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas, A Caribbean Dozen vividly evokes the childhood memories of the Caribbean's finest poets: Valerie Bloom, Faustin Charles, Telcine Turner, David Campbell, Opal Palmer Adisa, Marc Matthews, Dionne Brand, Pamela Mordecai, John Lyons, Frank Collymore, James Berry, Grace Nichols and John Agard. There are over fifty poems in this magical collection and introductions to each of the thirteen poets, as well as biographies and an easy-reference index. The book is illustrated in black and white by collage artist and painter Cathie Felstead.

  • "Vivid, buzzing with energy, great rhymes and inventive illustrations, A Caribbean Dozen is a cornerstone anthology." Brian Patten, The Guardian
  • "A great treat. The dozen in the title refers to the thirteen poets who are featured... An excellent introduction to Caribbean poetry." Morag Styles, Book for Keeps
  • "A sumptuous volume. Here are poems and illustrations full of sensuous delight ... Steeped in sunlight, the book has great vigour, visual alertness and a powerful sense of rhythm ... a magical collection." The Daily Telegraph

About the author

John Agard and Grace Nichols were brought up in Guyana and moved to Britain in 1977. Both are well-known writers and performers of poetry. Their poetry collections for Walker are Under the Moon and Over the Sea (9781406309591) – Winner of the CLPE Poetry Award – and From Mouth to Mouth (9780744583830). A new collection of nonsense poems from all around the world (Pumpkin Grumpkin) is publishing in September 2011. John and Grace live in Sussex.

About the illustrator

Cathie Felstead is an illustrator whose titles include South and North, East and West (9781406309188). She visited the Caribbean to inspire her illustrations in this collection; she lives in Hertfordshire.

Awards

1995: The Mother Goose Award

Mother Goose - Runner-up

ISBN: 9781406334593
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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