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Bird Head Son (Hardcover) Loot Price: R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 You Save: R20 (7%)
Bird Head Son (Hardcover): Anthony Joseph
Bird Head Son (Hardcover): Anthony Joseph

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Bird Head Son (Hardcover)

Anthony Joseph

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Anthony Joseph's last book was the critically acclaimed "The African Origins of UFOs", this is the first new collection of poetry by Joseph since 1997's 'black surrealist manifesto' "Teragaton". Written over a 5 year period, the highly original poems and experiments with form in "Bird Head Son" cover the poet's '1st life' in Trinidad, beginning with his departure from Trinidad to the UK in 1989, the poems are divided into 6 sections, each considering an aspect of the poets experience of Trinidad life in the 1970s and 80s. The poems are autobiographical but they cover universal themes such as exile, family and ancestry, Carnival, 'home', the dream or mythic Caribbean in a haunting section entitled "Backroads of the Mythic" and in the final "Epilogue" section, a return to 'the floating island' that 'home' has become. The personal becomes the universal in these poems. The collection effectively forms a poetic closure to the poet's roots and beginnings. In this process of distillation the poems illuminate the seminal experiences that have shaped the poets aesthetic. In this way, it is also an autobiography of the mind. These innovative poems, shot through with Joseph's trademark surrealism and his juxtaposition of Caribbean attitude, rhythm and post modern poetic technique show why Joseph is considered 'the leader of the black avant garde' in Britain and one of the UKs most original voices.


Imprint: Salt Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2009
First published: 2009
Authors: Anthony Joseph
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-84471-435-3
Barcode: 9781844714353
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies > General
LSN: 1-84471-435-7

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