A Caribbean Dozen Author:Grace Nichols (Editor), John Agard (Editor), Cathie Felstead (Illustrator) John Agard and Grace Nichols have gathered selected works from a baker's dozen of Caribbean poets in an anthology that bursts with the sounds and sights of the region. The poets describe their own childhood memories and the roots from which their poetry blooms in brief essays preceding their poems. Joyfully illustrated by Cathie Felstead with ro... more »bust patterns, collages, and colors. A Caribbean Dozen will delight the eye as well as the ear.
From Valerie Bloom's "Ode to Twelve Chocolate Bars" (Oh glorious doz/ that woz.) to Faustin Charles's "Steel Band Jump Up" (Music deep, rhythm sweet,/ I'm dancing tracking the beat), the poems of A Caribbean Dozen speak of a true love of life in the islands and a pure pleasure in the sound of words.« less