Infused with the flavours and rhythms of Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, this rich and diverse anthology vividly evokes the childhood memories of the Caribbean's finest poets: Valerie Bloom, Faustin Charles, Telcine Turner, David Campbell, Opal Palmer Adisa, Marc Matthews. Dionne Brand, Pamela Mordecai, John Lyons, Frank Collymore, James Berry, Grace Nichols and John Agard. This magical collection features more than fifty poems, an easy-reference index, an autobiography of each poet and sumptuous illustrations.
John Agard and Grace Nichols were brought up in Guyana, moving to Britain in 1977. Both are well-known writers and performers of poetry. Other poetry collections include Under the Moon and Over the Sea (9781406309591) and From Mouth to Mouth (9780744583830). They live in Sussex. Cathie Felstead is an illustrator whose titles include South and North, East and West (9781406309188). She visited the Caribbean to inspire her colourful illustrations in this collection: she lives in Hertfordshire.