At the heart of acclaimed poet Lorna Goodison's seventh book of poetry - her first published in Canada - is music, moving from a slow ska, a hard rocksteady, and a sweetie-come-brush-me bossanova, to line and sight gratitude psalms, lionheart outlaw anthems, and Miles Davis, blown by the winds to a concert in Berlin. Many of the poems are about those not heard or less counted, those who live in places like the favelas of Rio or the Kingston slum called Moonlight City. Goodison chronicles how "from shameports we passed ...

Travelling Mercies 2001, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780771033827

Trade paperback

Select