Controlling the Silver

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University of Illinois Press, 2005 - Poetry - 99 pages
Renowned poet Lorna Goodison has written a new collection of elegies and praise songs which explore the close link between history and genealogy in the Caribbean experience. Her subjects range from the economic genius of market women to the complex beauty of the natural world.
 

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Contents

Why Our Island is Shaped Like a Turtle
26
And the Goldman Posse
33
Where the Flora of Our Village Came from
39
Louis Galdy of the Worlds Once Wickedest City
45
This River Named by Our GreatGrandfather
51
In the field of Broken Pots
58
May Be Reborn As Keke
59
Controlling the Silver
65
Your Ice Art Michigan
72
Hard Food
78
The Liberator Speaks
84
Half Moon Bay
90
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Lorna Goodison is an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan. Her work appears in the new Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, and her honors include the Musgrave Gold Medal from the Institute of Jamaica and the prestigious Henry Russel Award from the University of Michigan. Her previous books include To Us, All Flowers are Roses, Turn Thanks, and Travelling Mercies.

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