List of reviews

List of reviews for Ralph Thompson

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Mary Hanna  The poems of Ralph Thompson  The Jamaica Gleaner
A review of The Denting of a Wave, Moving On and View from Mount Diablo, explaining how Thompson brings a 'grounding' in the 'Euro-American tradition' to Caribbean poetry, in volumes of 'moments of change, loss and epiphany'.

Keith Silver  ‘West Indians and others: Moving On  London Magazine
Review with considered textual criticism and balanced praise

Phillis Gershator  Ralph Thompson, The Denting of a Wave  The Caribbean Writer
Review admiring the range of styles and subjects forming the poetry

anon  ‘First poetry collection of a mature mind: The Denting of a Wave  Sunday Gleaner
Review selecting favourite lines, and applauding the poet’s maturity

Valerie Laws  Ralph Thompson, The Denting of a Wave  Iron Review
Review giving an introduction to modern Caribbean poetry

Mervyn Morris  Launch speech: Moving On  unpublished
Mervyn Morris's launch speech with background on the writer and examples of the poetry

Mary Hanna  The poems of Ralph Thompson  The Jamaica Gleaner
A review of The Denting of a Wave, Moving On and View from Mount Diablo, explaining how Thompson brings a 'grounding' in the 'Euro-American tradition' to Caribbean poetry, in volumes of 'moments of change, loss and epiphany'.

Sheilah Garcia-Bisnott  ‘A feast of poetry: Moving On  Weekly Gleaner
Review acclaiming the collection as ‘exquisite’ poetry

Thomas Reiter  Ralph Thompson, Moving On  The Caribbean Writer
Review examining the themes of each section, focusing on how the poems deal with West Indian identity

Jack B. Moore  Ralph Thompson, Moving On  The Sunday Observer (Jamaica)
Review examining several of the poems in some detail

Michael Reckord  Thompson’s ‘scream’  Jamaica Gleaner
Report on the launch of Thompson’s book, paying attention to the form and content of his poetry.

Mary Hanna  The poems of Ralph Thompson  The Jamaica Gleaner
A review of The Denting of a Wave, Moving On and View from Mount Diablo, explaining how Thompson brings a 'grounding' in the 'Euro-American tradition' to Caribbean poetry, in volumes of 'moments of change, loss and epiphany'.

Fr. Gerard Leo McLaughlin SJ  View from Mount Diablo  The Sunday Observer (Jamaica)
Review placing Thompson amongst the major ‘historico-poets’ of the centuries.

N. Cunningham  ‘Ralph Thompson’s View From Mount Diablo  Pure Class
Short article reporting the event of the book’s launch.

Phillipia Phillips  View From Mt. Diablo’, deserving award winner  Jamaica Gleaner
Brief descriptive review calling the book a worthy winner of the Jamaican National Literary Award.

Ralph Thompson  ‘A Jamaican Family Saga’  The Sunday Observer (Jamaica)
Ralph Thompson writing on the (educational, religious, industrial, military) history of several generations of his family.

Wayne Brown  Launch Speech for View From Mount Diablo  unpublished
A useful piece, with background information about Thompson and perceptive critical analysis, placing his poetry in its cultural and literary context.