A book of geographies, this collection chronicles the poet’s history as it traces the places where he has lived and taught. Written by an immigrant, this book also masterfully tackles political topics, including the war on terror and terror itself: its causes and effects. Through sonnets, ballads, free verse, and a sinuous long line, this honest, thoughtful, and exciting compilation presents poetry that spans the English languages of Guyana, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe.
Fred D'Aguiar is a poet, a writer, and a professor of English and Africana studies at Virginia Tech State University. He is the author of British Subjects, Continental Shelf, English Sampler: New and Selected Poems, and The Longest Memory. He is also the recipient of the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread First Novel Award. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.