When we’re gone, the hole left will be wider than life itself—she...– Danielle Blau, ‘Nth Sunday in Ordinary Time’
It will not hurt me when I am old.– Sara Teasdale, ‘Moonlight’
Interview at ARC
LH: Can you sum up Trick Vessels in three words? AB: DREAM COME TRUE LH: Do you like to perform your poetry? Have you done so? AB: I’ll tell you a secret: I actually enjoy reading my poetry. But I love reading other people’s poems more: I feel like I am channelling them in a kind of mesmerism. I have read at Alice Yard and poetry events here and there. On 28th April, I am going to...
You call it god and are satisfied. Knowing a trick has been played.– Matthew Langley
If I stay still long enough, I could become my own world.– Catherine Pierce
Yet I am I, who long to be Lost as a light is lost in light.– Sara Teasdale, ‘I Am Not Yours’
'Trick Vessels' at Bocas Lit Fest!
Trick Vessels will be officially launched with a reading at the Bocas Lit Fest on Saturday April 28! I will be reading from the book, alongside the poet Vahni Capildeo who will read from her new book Dark and Unaccustomed Words. The reading takes place at the Old Fire Station Building, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, at 11am. Find out more at the Bocas website here. READ a poem from Trick...
A few days ago I went to Paper Based Bookshop and bought way too many books! But since the Bocas Lit Fest is coming up next week, now seems as good a time as any to catch up on reading, like: The Twelve Foot Neon Woman by Loretta Collins Klobah, winner of the Bocas Prize for Poetry; Redemption Rain by Jennifer Rahim; Spiritual Letters by David Miller; over the roofs of the world by Olive...
We are next, who shall be due to fall under green shade– Vahni Capildeo, Dark and Unaccustomed Words
Slender stems, make thoughts in me– Vahni Capildeo, Dark and Unaccustomed Words
'Brilliant, unconventional poetry' - C'bean Book...
“Quite like a trick vessel itself, the poems are cleverly crafted to astonish the reader as they all flow from this one collection in three discernible yet undeniably linked ways. Some are shown as clear, refreshing and deceptive as water; others are as intoxicating as the headiest of wines, fragrant and dark-coloured. Then there are those that are a delightfully eclectic blend of...
Zeus solves the equation By being a name that encodes what is frightening.– Tony Lopez, False Memory
A look can be so smooth– Barry Hill, Naked Clay
A day on which a raven flew high overhead– Tony Lopez, False Memory
'Tricks Vessels' now available at Paper Based...
A landmark for lovers of books! PAPER BASED BOOKSHOP 10 Nook Avenue, St Ann’s Open until 4pm 625-3197 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feathers count as much as scales– Barry Hill, Naked Clay
My life has been asphalt and gravel like all lives– Kei Miller, There is an Anger that Moves
From 'The Duchess of Malfi'
What would it pleasure me to have my throat cut With diamonds? or to be smothered With cassia? or to be shot to death with pearls? I know death hath ten thousand several doors For men to take their exits; and ‘tis found They go on such strange geometrical hinges, You may open them both ways: any way, for heaven sake, So I were out of your whispering. Tell my brothers, That I perceive...
The power of transformation is endless.– Lady Gaga