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Ship Shape

Written by Kamau Brathwaite for New York on no date provided

Dorothea Smartt has in a way cool-down from her tierce - her fierce - 'Medusa Poems' (Connecting Medium: Peepal Tree Press 2001) and has now deepen in towards Family (the second seQuence of her new poems here) and widening out towards the recovery of his. tory & her. itage in the Sambo Poems of the first seaQuence, whose central poems 'The Captain's Wife's Story', 'Her Cinquian Chain', 'The 99 Names of Samboo' and the bell-wrought Caribbean narratives of her second heart (""Best to go without, so you can have it all') are destined for the world's anthologies

Kamau Brathwaite in October New York 2008

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