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Passport to Here and There

Nichols, Grace
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Published: April 23, 2020
ISBN: 9781780375328
80 pages

£9.95

In Passport to Here and There Grace Nichols traces a journey that moves from the coastal memories of a Guyana childhood to life in Britain and her adoptive Sussex landscape. In these movingly redemptive and celebratory poems, she embraces connections and re-connections, with the ability to turn the ordinary into something vivid and memorable whether personal or public, contemporary or historical, most notably in a sonnet-sequence which grew out of a recent return trip to Guyana. Her ninth collection of adult poems and her fourth book with Bloodaxe, Passport to Here and There makes a significant contribution both to Caribbean and to British poetry. Our Demerara voices rising and falling growing more and more golden like a canefield’s metamorphosis from shoots into sugar — the crystal memory shared with a river… Passport to Here and There is Grace Nichols’s third new collection since her Bloodaxe retrospective, I Have Crossed an Ocean (2010) It is a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation.

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