Mother Muse

April 1, 2022|
Mother Muse by Lorna Goodison
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Lorna Goodison's first poetry collection to be published in Canada in over nine years, Mother Muse heralds the return of a major voice. The poems in Goodison's new book move boldly and range widely; here are praise songs alongside laments; autobiography shares pages with the collective past. In her exquisitely lyrical evocations of Jamaican lore and tradition, Goodison has always shown another side of history. While celebrating a wide cross-section of women--from Mahalia Jackson to Sandra Bland--Mother Muse focuses on two under-regarded "mothers" in Jamaican music: Sister Mary Ignatius, who nurtured many of Jamaica's most gifted musicians, and celebrated dancer Anita "Margarita" Mahfood. These important figures lead a collection of formidable scope and intelligence, one that seamlessly blends the personal and the political.

Lorna Goodison is the author of 14 books of poetry, three short-story collections, and an essay collection. Her acclaimed memoir, From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People (2009) was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the Trillium Award, and won the B.C. Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Bo...
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Title:Mother Muse
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:96 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 0.3 in
Published:April 1, 2022
Publisher:Vehicule Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550655988

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