‐ Home of the Best in Caribbean & Black British Writing ‐

The Poems Man

These poems written over the past thirty years, but most of them recently, have as their focal point an act of homage to the great Guyanese poet Martin Carter, voice of a nation.

£7.99

Author(s)
Stanley Greaves
ISBN
9781845230869
Pages
90
Price
£7.99
Classification
Poetry
Setting
Guyana
Date published
10 Aug 2009

These poems written over the past thirty years, but most of them recently, have as their focal point an act of homage to the great Guyanese poet Martin Carter, voice of a nation. They celebrate a friendship and an example of vision and integrity, and bear witness to Carter’s role as the nation’s conscience in Guyana’s continuing agony of disputed elections and ethnic divisions. Dense and jewelled, the poems also investigate the numinous power of words and the necessity and sanctity of the act of making. With half a dozen striking line drawings, these poems create a surreal twist on the everyday and reveal a profound artist’s ecological vision of the relationship between the senses and the correspondences between man and the natural world. The poems are quirky, philosophically enquiring but have the concreteness of thought rising like ‘pond-bottom bubbles’.

Share this book

Stanley Greaves

Stanley Greaves was born in Guyana. He studied Art in the UK and was head of the Division of Creative Arts at the University of Guyana for several years.

View author profile

‐ Home of the Best in Caribbean & Black British Writing ‐