Wheel and come again: an anthology of reggae poetry

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Goose Lane Editions, Jun 1, 1998 - Poetry - 218 pages
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A dance hall session in poetry, Wheel and Come Again takes readers into the heart of reggae, into the seduction of the drum and bass. The poems mix all the resources of language with the reggae mood.

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Contents

Preface
13
Introduction
15
Opal Palmer Adisa
21
Ethiopia Unda a Jamaican Mango Tree
27
Count Ossie
28
No Women Dont
29
John Agard 31 For Bob Marley
31
Lillian Allen 36 Riddim an Hardtimes
36
Dennis Scott
21
Apocalypse
171
Dreadwalk
172
More Poem
173
Olive Senior 174 Meditation on Yellow
174
Dorothy Wong Loi Sing 181 BaapNemesthe Reggae Song
181
Reggae
184
Bob Stewart 194 August Town
194

Rub a Dub Style inna Regent Park
37
Edward Baugh 40 Nigger Sweat
40
James Berry 42 Sounds of a Dreamer
42
Marion Bethel 46 Reggae Prophecy
46
Kamau Brathwaite 47 Stone
47
Jean Binta Breeze 51 Riddym Ravings
51
Eena Mi Corner
54
Dubbed
56
Stewart Brown 57 Let Them Call It Jazz
57
Words Is Not Enough
195
Norman Weinstein 197 Drummonds Lover Sings the Blues
197
Garveys Head as Value
198
The Ethiopian Apocalypse of
201
The Migration of Drummonds Organs After Death
203
Contributors
205
Acknowledgements
213
Index of First Lines and Titles
216
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