V. I. Callaloo: Poems From the Caribbean

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AuthorHouse, Nov 27, 2006 - Poetry - 96 pages
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V.I. Callaloo


Callaloo is a tasty Caribbean dish that is high in nutrients and flavor. Callaloo, which is similar to Pepperpot, is a ‘cookup’ of spinach or dasheen and other leafy vegetables, okra, peppers, onions, the usual seasonings and the ‘salt thing’ of your choice. Some of us remember Callaloo sometimes including fried fish, salted pork and ground provisions which makes this dish a complete meal.

The idea for this book came about from the Callaloo concept – a complete meal with different flavors. There are eighteen poets included in this compilation. Each poet has a unique writing style that offers the nutrients that make this pot flavorful and complete. V.I. Callaloo consists of poems of love, awareness, community involvement and culture. Some of the poems are written partially in Caribbean dialect.


We hope that you enjoy our poetry as each piece came with love and inspiration from the higher heights.

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About the author (2006)

The Callaloo Poets consists of the following persons:


  1. Lavanta Thompson
  2. Oren Hodge
  3. Tremis Skeete
  4. Linette Rabsatt
  5. April T. Glasgow
  6. V. Celeste Fahie
  7. Earold O’Kieffe
  8. Urenna Francis
  9. Stephen Payne
  10. Prudence George
  11. Raja H. Pemberton
  12. Jehu Nisbett
  13. Quincy Lettsome, PH.D.
  14. Charles P. Bartholomew
  15. Elton Hazel
  16. Jerome Joseph
  17. Sonjah Smith
  18. Justin Hodge

We are a group of poets all with links to the Virgin Islands - both British and US. Although each poet has a unique writing style, we all share our love for writing. We hope that our pieces inspire and uplift you.

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