List of reviews

List of reviews for View from Mount Diablo

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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'.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Wayne Brown  Launch Speech for View From Mount Diablo  unpublished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.