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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Poetry

Written by n/a for The Rumpus on Friday, April 2, 2021

No Ruined Stone is a verse sequence rooted in the life of eighteenth-century Scottish poet Robert Burns. In 1786, Burns arranged to migrate to Jamaica to work on a slave plantation, a plan he ultimately abandoned. Voiced by a fictive Burns and his fictional granddaughter, a “mulatta” passing for white, the book asks: what would have happened had he gone?

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