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A Season of Sometimes

Is tattle I tattling / sooring I sooring / call an' refrain / serious like bleeding cane.' Whether 'klasekal' or 'kweyol', these poems deliver the subtlest of hits and the most serious of points behind the camouflage of play.

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Author(s)
Marc Matthews
ISBN
9780948833410
Pages
71
Price
£7.99
Classification
Poetry
Setting
United Kingdom, Guyana
Date published
1 May 1992

Is tattle I tattling / sooring I sooring / call an' refrain / serious like bleeding cane.' Whether 'klasekal' or 'kweyol', these poems deliver the subtlest of hits and the most serious of points behind the camouflage of play. The scenes range from Brixton to Guyana; the tone traverses the tender, the celebratory, the ironic and the outraged. If A Season of Sometimes is short on conventional English verse forms, it has its own strong sense of structure within which to capture the rhythmic and verbal inventiveness of the Caribbean voice without taming it. As he writes: 'If ah shop pon corna / na gie a wee trus', / wha mex say / dem a go tak / iambic pentameter'.

'... both intellectual and emotional considerations are splendidly served... his collection of poems resonates with wisdom and wit...' - Andrew Salkey, World Literature Today.

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Marc Matthews

Marc Matthews was born in Guyana in the 1940s.

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