Hurricane Watch: New and Collected Poems (Paperback)

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Hurricane Watch: New and Collected Poems brings together Jamaican Poet Laureate Olive Senior's first four books of poetry alongside a new collection. Recipient of the Musgrave Gold Medal in 2005 from the Institute of Jamaica, Senior has long been recognised as a skillful and evocative storyteller, but what this book shows is the consistency and range of her achievement. Senior's poems are delicate, formally playful, and always finely observed, whether responding to Jamaican birdlife, the larger natural world, or the traces of a complicated historical inheritance. Often, and always surprisingly, her poems' brilliant descriptions and vivid, gripping narratives open out into ecological reflections, politics, and culture in original, surprising, and sensuous ways.

About the Author

Olive Senior is the Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2021–24. She is the award-winning author of twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's literature and other published work. Her many awards include Canada's Writers Trust Matt Cohen Award for Lifetime Achievement, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies, and the Gold Medal of the Institute of Jamaica. Olive Senior is from Jamaica and lives in Toronto, Canada, but returns frequently to the Caribbean which remains central to her work.

Praise For…

'a significant literary voice within Caribbean literature and the Caribbean diaspora' —Clare Westall

Product Details
ISBN: 9781800172166
ISBN-10: 1800172168
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.
Publication Date: March 31st, 2022
Pages: 456
Language: English