Bookshelf 2019

Written by Richard Price and Sally Price for New West Indian Guide on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

In Enemy Luck (Leeds, U.K.: Peepal Tree Press, 2019, paper £ 10.99), Trinidadian literary editor and impresario Nicholas Laughlin’s second collection of poetry, we are treated to a remarkably varied set of forms and puzzles and entertainments, always forcing thought, asking readers to search memories of a lifetime of reading. Found fragments, evocations of scenery, and people from around the world combine to create compelling mysteries and tales. This is a book that rewards.