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Geoffrey Philp and Reggae Aesthetics

In the latest issue of Miranda, the online journal of the English Department of the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, Eric Doumerc examines the reggae aesthetics of Geoffey Philp's poetry. This article focuses on the influence of reggae on Geoffrey Philp's poetry through the concept of 'versioning' ('creative recycling'), a cultural practice which goes back to the roots of reggae. This practice can be said to apply to the way Geoffrey Philp's poetry constitutes a kind of dialogue with Derek Walcott's poetry, with the classics of Jamaican poetry, and with reggae culture itself.

Read Doumerc's article in full online at Miranda.

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