D.K. McKay, ‘Aspects of Energy in the Poetry of Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath’, 1974, The Critical Quarterly, 16, no. 1.
12 May 2013 / 0 notes
From ‘Anaconda’ by Vahni Capildeo, Undraining Sea.
5 May 2013 / 1 note
I am honored to have been entrusted with the cover for a special issue of the international contemporary writing magazine Wasafiri, which is entitled ‘Brighter Suns: Sixty Years of Literature from Trinidad’. Special thank you to Malachi Macintosh and Stephanie Decouvelaere, editors of the special issue. Thanks as well to the entire Wasafiri editorial/layout team, including editorial manager Teresa Palmiero and editor Susheila Nasta for this opportunity. Very special thank you to Vahni Capildeo and Courtenay Williams.
With the cover, I hoped to invoke the deadly but beautiful multi-culturalism within Selvon’s famous novel and also to suggest common themes that bind modern day Trinidad and Tobago; its writing and art.
Am also pleased to say ‘Disappearing Houses’ - a collaboration with the poet Vahni Capildeo - is included in this special issue. ‘Disappearing Houses’ is a photometry collaboration dating back to 2011 in which I create images in response to poems from Vahni or vice versa (hence photometry). My images focus on decaying houses in Port of Spain, Vahni channels common themes we have both telegraphed in correspondence and otherwise, such as the state of being in flux.
This special issue contains writing by Earl Lovelace, Monique Roffey, Lawrence Scott, Amanda Smyth, Sharon Millar, as well as poetry from James Christopher Aboud, Abinta Clarke, Anu Lakhan and Roger Robinson, and more.
Here’s a peek inside at ‘Disappearing Houses’:
5 May 2013 / 3 notes
Port of Spain, Trinidad.
2 May 2013 / 4 notes