A Portable Paradise has all the ingredients for a major prize. It has obvious skill, with an attention to the sound of the poem; zeroes in on issues and events of high tension and far-reaching implications and, as noted earlier, is written from the gut; from the place close to the heart.

Ann-Margaret Lim
Jamaica Gleaner
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