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Restlessness and dislocation, exile and homecoming, the tourists, explorers, pilgrams, and travellers who populate this collection are joined in the universal search for a place where they can settle into their "life's rhythm." Moving from Spain and Africa to a remembered past in the Jamaica of the poet's youth, these vibrant and dazzlingly musical poems are fuelled by the recognition that "there is in me a wild spore. I'd abandon life as I know it / plant me in concrete and puzzle the future."

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LORNA GOODISON is the author of two collections of short stories, eight books of poetry, and the highly acclaimed, award-winning memoir From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People. She has received much international recognition, including the Musgrave Gold Medal. Born in Jamaica, Goodison has taught at the University of Toronto and now teaches at the University of Michigan. She divides her time between Ann Arbor, Toronto, and Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.

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Goodison, Lorna
McClelland & Stewart
Poetry/African American
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
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