List of reviews for Anthony Kellman
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Angus Woodward 'Watercourse' Northwest Review
Review comparing Kellman favorably with contemporary N. American poetry, for its freshness of voice and metaphor eg dual Euro/Nation language, and its source in unstable sociopolitical situation.
Anthony Kellman 'The revisionary interior image: A Caribbean author explores his work' Studies in the Literary Imagination
Anthony Kellman discusses his The Coral Rooms; the cave metaphor, neo-colonialist self-oppression, Wilson Harris’ notions of interior, redemption through compassion, redemption through interior dream aesthetics. V. useful
Sasenarine Persaud 'Anthony Kellman: The Coral Rooms' World Literature Today Summer 1995
Review with brief synopsis, which takes issue with Wilson Harris’ perception of the hero loathing himself
Robyn Hood Black '"Bringing islands to the Sandhills": The Coral Rooms' Metropolitan Spirit
Canadian interview with brief biography. Kellman talks about role of landscape in his writing, referring to the (then unpublished) Coral Rooms, and his notion of 'complex singularity'
Keith Jardim 'Kellman - spirit of Caribbean landscape: The Coral Rooms' Trinidad Guardian
Review including synopsis of novel that appreciates the metaphorical complexity of the main character’s experience of neo-colonialism and his escape from it, and the poetic language
Chris Searle 'Choice cuts of the cane: The Coral Rooms' Morning Star
Comparative review of The Coral Rooms and June Henfrey's Coming Home, focussing on how characters deal with their environment and their struggle.
Paula Burnett 'Same Carnival Cloth': The Long Gap Poetry Review
Comparitive review foregrounding the integrated orality of Kellman’s literary poetry and the overlooked literary aspects of Jean Breeze, dual aspects of Caribbean aesthetics
Patricia Harkins-Pierre Anthony Kellman, The Long Gap The Caribbean Writer vol. 12 Summer 1998
Comparative review of Cecil Gray and Anthony Kellman that perceives Kellman as a self-exile haunted by Barbadian past
Icil Phillips 'The Long Gap>' Weekend Investigator
Review praising Kellman’s balance in dealing with an absent Barbados in a way that is neither idealistic or cynical
Cyril Dabydeen 'The Long Gap' World Literature Today
Review by fellow Peepal Tree poet acclaiming Kellman’s balance of island contexts and exile thoughts with carefully controlled forms.
Andy Brown '"Dualisms": The Long Gap' Poetry Quarterly Review
Comparative review focussing on common ideas of duality in Caribbean poetry
John Gilmore Rock of Ages The Caribbean Review of Books
...Both the approach to the entire sweep of the island’s history and the manner in which it is conveyed make Limestone an impressive tour de force. It deserves a wide readership.
J. Edward Sumereau Limestone: An Epic Poem of Barbados Metro Spirit, Issue #20.14
"In a masterful example of poetic verse, Anthony Kellman offers a portrait of a people’s tradition in “Limestone: An Epic Poem of Barbados."
Robert Clarke 'Anthony Kellman: Wings of a Stranger' Caribbean Beat