So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival

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Kwame Dawes, Colin Channer
Akashic Books, Jul 1, 2010 - Poetry - 275 pages
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Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott anchor this groundbreaking, soulful poetry collection.
 

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A fine collection of poets (mainly, but by no means entirely, Caribbean) who have presented their work at the Calabash Festival at Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth (the capital of the universe). Read full review

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"So much things to say" is a masterpiece showcasing the best of the first 10 years of the Calabash Literary Festival held annually in Jamaica. This epic selection is arranged in order of the length of the poems: small, medium, large and extra large. In each section the poets' work appear in alphabetical order. Some of the best contemporary poets, who have performed at the festival, appear in this anthology alongside 'Jew's voices mainl selcected from the Calabash International Workshop. In any case, by this very nature, circumstances dictate that this is an A grade work from start to finish. Every poet and poem, one per poet, merit their space among this Pantheon of poetry collections. 

Contents

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VIII
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IX
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X
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LVI
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LVII
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LVIII
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LIX
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LX
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LXI
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LXII
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LXIII
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XVIII
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XLI
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XLVI
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LI
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LIII
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LIV
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LV
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LXIV
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LXV
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LXVI
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LXVII
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LXVIII
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LXIX
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LXX
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LXXI
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LXXII
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LXXIII
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LXXIV
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LXXV
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LXXVI
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LXXVII
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LXXVIII
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LXXIX
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LXXX
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LXXXIII
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LXXXIV
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LXXXV
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LXXXVI
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LXXXVIII
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LXXXIX
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CV
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CVI
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CVII
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About the author (2010)

Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica. He is the author of many books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, criticism, and drama. His debut novel, She's Gone (Akashic), won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. He is Distinguished Poet in Residence at the University of South Carolina where he directs the SC Poetry Initiative.



Colin Channer is the founder and artistic director of the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust. He was born in Jamaica, but has lived in the United States since his late teens. Known primarily as a novelist, he is the Newhouse Visiting Professor in Creative Writing at Wellesley College near Boston, Massachusetts.

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