List of reviews for Cyril Dabydeen
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Jeremy Poynting Introduction to Coastland - selected poems
Overview of Dabydeens poetry up to the point of Islands Lovelier Than A Vision tracing his growth, admiring particularly his 'global political consciousness' and his development of a more colloquial style
Chris Searle New Caribbean voices via Leeds: Cyril Dabydeen The Wizard Swami Morning Star
Brief review collecting together three Indo-Guyanese writers (Cyril Dabydeen, Sasenarine Persaud and Rupert Roopnarine)
Kwame Dawes Cyril Dabydeen, Discussing Columbus World Literature Today
Review placing Dabydeen as a writer of the recently-conceived Caribbean diaspora
Andy Brown 'Dualisms: Discussing Columbus' Poetry Quarterly Review
Comparative review focussing on common ideas of duality in Caribbean poetry
Suzanne Scafe, London South Bank University The Caribbean: Introduction Journal of Commonwealth Literature
An introductory overview of recent developments in Caribbean literature, commencing with a dialogue between the terms 'Caribbean' and 'West Indian'. Placing the volume in importance within the analytical framework.
Debjani Chatterjee Imaginary Origins: Selected Poems, Cyril Dabydeen The Yorkshire Word
Short note outlining the book on the Word's recommended books page.
Tanis MacDonald Book Review Arc
Acknowledging the magitude -- in size and poetic excellence -- of the collection, MacDonald discusses Dabydeen's identity in relation to Canada, and notes his connection to Margaret Atwood's poetry.
Prof. Pilar Somacarrera (Universidad Autóónoma de Madrid, Spain) From the Bookshelf The Caribbean Voice;
Review arguing for greater attention to be paid to Cyril Dabydeen's excellent poetry, which links the Caribbean region to the writing and landscapes of both North and South America. Professor Somacarrera aligns Dabydeen with many celebrated poets.