Wheel and Come Again An Anthology of Reggae Poetry

ISBN-10: 0864921993
ISBN-13: 9780864921994
Edition: 1998
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publication date: 6/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.64" tall
Weight: 0.748

Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana, grew up in Jamaica, and studied and taught in New Brunswick, Canada. In the UK he has published five volumes of poetry, an anthology of reggae poetry, and a critical volume on reggae music and literature. His first book of poems, Progeny of Air, won the prestigious Forward Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Colin Channer: Colin Channer is a father, fiction writer, and occasional essayist. His books include the novel Waiting In Vain, a critic's choice selection of the Washington Post, and the novella The Girl With the Golden Shoes. His other writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Times Literary Supplement. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he has lived in the U.S. since the early 1980s. He's the editor of the fiction anthology Iron Ballons, and coeditor with Kwame Dawes of the poetry anthology So Much Things to Say.

Opal Palmer Adisa, originally from Jamaica, is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. She has published four collections of poetry; It Begins with Tears is her first novel.

Preface
Introduction
For Bob Marley
Riddim an' Hard Times
Rubba Dub Style inna Regent Park
Nigger Sweat
Sounds of a Dreamer
Reggae Prophecy
Stone for Mikey Smith
Riddym Ravings
Eena Mi Corner
Dubbed Out
Let Them Call It Jazz
Stepping to Da Muse/Sic
Dread
From GDR
Dreadtalk
Trickster I (For Winston Rodney)
Trickster II (For Lee Scratch Perry)
Trickster IV (For Sister Patra)
Some Tentative Definitions I
Some Tentative Definitions IV
Some Tentative Definitions VII
Some Tentative Definitions IX
Black Heart
Merchant of Death
For Don Drummond
Jah Music
Heartease III
Upon a Quarter Million
Revo Lyric
Jah-Son/Another Way
Reggae Cat
Antonette's Boogie
"So Jah Sey"
Poem II (For Duckie Simpson of Black Uhuru)
Mabrak
Bass Culture (for Big Yout)
Reggae Sounds
Five Nights of Bleeding
Intercity Dub
Baap-Nemesthe Reggae Song
Psalm of Silk
Mi Feel It
Speshal Rikwes
Bob Marley's Dead
By A Ways
Language
A New Dub
The History of Dub Poetry
Saint Ras
Ode to Brother Joe
For the D
Bob Marley
The Twin Barrel Bucky: A Kingston 12 Dub
Is Culcha Weapon?
March 9, 1976
Jesus Is Condemned to Death (from De Man)
Valley Prince (for Don D.)
Rasta Reggae
For Consciousness
Beverley's Saga
Ethiopia Unda a Jamaican Mango Tree
Count Ossie
No, Women Don't Cry
Heirloom
Dance Hall
Dance Hall: Version
One Song
Heavens Cherubim High Horsed or The Meeting of the Two Sevens
Music
Italist Chant
Deep-Sea Bathing
Champion Chant
Ten Seconds
The Poet Sings His Painting
Apocalypse Dub
Dreadwalk
More Poem
Meditation on Yellow
Reggae
August Town
Words Is Not Enough
Drummond's Lover Sings the Blues
Garvey's Head As Value
The Ethiopian Apocalypse of Don
The Migration of Drummond's Organs (After Death)
Notes on contributors
Index of first titles
Index of first lines

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