Xango Music

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Peepal Tree, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 64 pages
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Jamaican born, Miami resident, Geoffrey Philp finds in Xango a powerful metaphor for the rich, syncretic diversity, the multiple connections of the African person in the New World. In these poems, the god of cross-roads is both a prophetic voice of the fire to come and the creator who hammers out sweet sound from the iron drum.

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Geoffrey Philp is an artist in residence at the Seaside Institute and the author of Exodus and Other Poems, Florida Bound, Hurricane Center, Xango Music, and Uncle Obadiah and the Alien. He is the recipient of the Individual Artist fellowship from the Florida Arts Council, the Sauza Stay Pure award, and the James Michener fellowship at the University of Miami. His poems and short stories have also appeared in Asili, The Mississippi Review, The Caribbean Writer, Gulf Stream, Apalachee Quarterly, Journal of Caribbean Studies, Florida in Poetry, The Oxford Book ofCaribbean Short Stories, and Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root. He lives in Miami, Florida.

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