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Watercourse

In response to Anthony Kellman's first collection of poems, In Depths of Burning Light, Kamau Brathwaite wrote of being 'startled and excited by his original vision.'

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Author(s)
Anthony Kellman
ISBN
9780948833373
Pages
64
Price
£7.99
Classification
Poetry
Setting
Barbados
Date published
1 Jul 1990

In response to Anthony Kellman's first collection of poems, In Depths of Burning Light, Kamau Brathwaite wrote of being 'startled and excited by his original vision.' Of Watercourse, the celebrated Martiniquan poet and novelist Edouard Glissant wrote: 'Watercourse is more than a collection of poems. It is the continual amazement evoked by Caribbean landscape: a single dialogue between the sea and the land... a song whose dazzling waves foam among the islands... Anthony Kellman's poetry has the strength and sweetness of vegetation with the power of progressively revealing to us the nature of the earth in which it grows.'

Joseph Bruchac writes: ' His enchantment is that dangerous, double-edged power of a Prospero, a magician who has visioned life in all its complexity...' 

The collection is illustrated by the poet's brother, Winston Kellman.

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Anthony Kellman

Anthony Kellman was born in Barbados in 1955, educated at Combermere School, at UWI (Cave Hill) and in the U.S. A poet, novelist, and musician, he is the originator of the Barbados poetic form, Tuk Verse, based on the rhythms of Tuk, the island's indigenous music.

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