Selected Poems ebook
by Lorna Goodison
Lorna Goodison CD (born 1 August 1947) is a Jamaican poet, a leading West Indian writer of the generation born after World War II, currently dividing her time between Jamaica and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she teaches at the University of Michigan
Lorna Goodison CD (born 1 August 1947) is a Jamaican poet, a leading West Indian writer of the generation born after World War II, currently dividing her time between Jamaica and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she teaches at the University of Michigan. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Jamaica in 2017, succeeding Mervyn Morris. In 2019 she was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
A selection of poems by Lorna Goodison, who in 2017 was named Poet Laureate of Jamaica.
Good poetry is like effective prayer, it feeds the human spirit, it nourishes, it puts us in touch with forces far greater than ourselves. Books by Lorna Goodison. About Lorna Goodison. New Beacon Books, 1989. University of Illinois Press, 1999. The University of Michigan Press, 1993. Carcanet Press, 2000. Carcanet Press, 2017.
Caribbean poet Lorna Goodison was born in Kingston, Jamaica. A painter before she turned her focus to poetry, Goodison was educated at the Jamaica School of Art and the School of the Art Students League in New York. Her numerous poetry collections include Tamarind Season (1980), Heartease (1988), Traveling Mercies (2001), Controlling the Silver (2005), Goldengrove: New and Selected Poems (2006) and Supplying Salt and Light (2013).
Lorna Goodison is a poet alive to places, from the loved and lived-in . The publication of Lorna Goodison’s Collected Poems – with their extraordinary music, sensuous texture, and powerful historical imagination – is a major event.
Lorna Goodison is a poet alive to places, from the loved and lived-in world of Jamaica where she began and started a family, to the United States and Canada where she has made her teaching career, but always re-connecting with her Caribbean roots. She travels with an ear alert to histories and voices.
Lorna Goodison, internationally recognized for her poetry and prose, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Americas Region, in 1986. She has been a visiting faculty member at the Universities of Toronto and Michigan and a central figure at the Caribbean Poetry Festival of the Poetry Society of America (New York, 1992), the International Poetry Festival, South Bank Centre (London, 1992), and the Interlit International Conference (Erlanger, Germany, 1993).
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Poetry of personal and political vibrancy by a contemporary Caribbean writer. A selection of poems by Lorna Goodison, who in 2017 was named Poet Laureate of Jamaica. But she writes from a different perspective.
Free books to read or listen online in a convenient form, a large collection, the best authors and series. In her first-ever collection of essays, poet and novelist Lorna Goodison interweaves the personal and political to explore themes that have occupied her working life: her love of poetry and the arts, colonialism and its legacy, racism and social justice, authenticity, and the enduring power of friendship.