List of reviews for Dorothea Smartt
To see any of reviews listed below, click on the underlined link on the review title.
Michael McMillan, writer, playwright, curator/artist of The West Indian Front Room Response to reading the manuscript London
Patience Abgabi, Poet Response to reading the manuscript London
Kamau Brathwaite Response to reading the manuscript New York
Carole Boyce Davies Response to reading the manuscript Cornell University
Unknown Contemporary Poets: Dorothea Smartt The English Review
Short review alongside the publishing of the poem 'black girl shuffle' from the collection.
Patricia Harkins-Pierre 'Down under Covers’: Two Visions of Truth' The Caribbean Writer, Vol. 16
Comparative review [with Jean 'Binta' Breeze] evaluating several individual poems, looking at Smartt’s use of form and the Medusa myth, and showing both poets’ talent and commitment to telling important truths.
SuAndi Connecting Medium by Dorothea Smartt Black Arts Alliance Newsletter
Brief review in which a fellow writer amicably expresses envy at Smartt’s talent and success, her rich voice and important, enjoyable poems.
Kevin Le Gendre ‘How to liberate your inner Gorgon’: Dorothea Smartt The Independent on Sunday
Interesting article including biographical details, artistic influences, and extracts from interview with Smartt. Focuses on the politics of dreadlocks, and her personal experience of being perceived as Medusa, and on how Connecting Medium draws on this.
Janet Phillips ‘Medusa and Me’: Interview with Dorothea Smartt Poetry News
Interview detailing Dorothea’s career, from the finding of her Bajan voice, and her influences and sources, to her participation in poetry performances, and her diverse activities both as poet and as teacher.
Maria Williams Connecting Medium by Dorothea Smartt Calabash, Issue 16
Brief review congratulating the publishing world for finally committing Smartt’s excellent poetry to paper.