Peter Blackman, Footprints

Blackman, Peter. Footprints – Poems by Peter Blackman. Middlesbrough : Smokestack Books, 2013. 106 pages. ISBN : 978 – 0 -9571722-8-9 Peter Blackman (1909-1993) was born in Barbados in 1909 and, after receiving a traditional colonial education at Harrison...

Roy McFarlane, The Healing Next Time

McFarlane, Roy. The Healing Next Time. Rugby: Nine Arches Press, 2018. 79 pages. ISBN: 9781911027454 Roy McFarlane is a British poet of Jamaican parentage who was born in Birmingham and has lived most of his life in Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands. In 2009 he was...

Karen McCarthy Woolf, Unwritten

Unwritten – Caribbean Poems After the First World War. Edited by Karen McCarthy Woolf. Rugby: Nine Arches Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781911027294. 122 pages. Unwrittten – Caribbean Poems After the First World War is a collection of poems which were inspired by...

Jackie Kay, James Procter, Gemma Robinson, eds.,Out of Bounds

Kay, Jackie, James Procter, and Gemma Robinson, eds. Out of Bounds – British Black and Asian Poets. Newcastle Upon Tyne : Newcastle University in association with Bloodaxe Books Ltd, 2012. 368 pages. ISBN : 978 1 85224 929 8 Out of Bounds : British Black and Asian...

John Robert Lee, Pierrot

Pierrot. John Robert Lee. Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2020. 72 pages. £9.99 Famously described once by Stewart Brown and Mark McWatt as a “general man of letters” in their Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse, John Robert Lee is a well-known poet, drama critic,...