Caribbean & Latin American

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Any Waking Morning

By Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes

The poems in Any Waking Morning probe deeply into love, loss, and life's darker dilemmas. They seek pathways and meaning, interrogate endings and life changes, and tap the creative energy engendered through art's ekphrastic cycles. While foregrounding the influence of contemporary ... Read more

Cane Fire

By Shani Mootoo

From internationally celebrated writer and visual artist Shani Mootoo comes Cane | Fire, an immersive and vivid collection that marks a long-awaited return to poetry.

Throughout this evocative, sensual collection, akin to a poetic memoir, past and present are in conversation ... Read more

Caribbean Blues and Love's Genealogy

By Dannabang Kuwabong

In this new collection of poetry, Kuwabong shows a maturity of voice and a larger poetic vision to celebrate love-love for the people of the Caribbean and love between lovers.

In the first part of this collection the love that is celebrated emerges from a deep sense of historical ... Read more


By Pamela Mordecai

Toronto writer Pamela Mordecai is a well-known voice in poetry of the Caribbean diaspora. She has long been a popular anthologist, a mentor to other writers, a frequent contributor to literary journals, and a vital link between the literary worlds of Canada and Jamaica; Certifiable ... Read more

Dark Water Songs

By Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes

The poems in Dark Water Songs begin on the margins of islands and ancestors, and fan out, probing love, loss and life's dilemmas. They expand and deepen the poetic exploration which began with my earlier collections, mining the reciprocal spaces enabled by the hyphen between ... Read more

de book of Joseph

By Pamela Mordecai

Finalist for the OCM Bocas Prize, Poetry, 2023

de book of Joseph, the third book in Mordecai's epic trilogy about the lives of Jesus, his mother, Mary, and his foster father, the tekton of Nazareth, is a dazzling retelling in Jamaican Creole of the story of Joseph's life--his ... Read more

de book of Mary

By Pamela Mordecai

de book of Mary is an epic poem in Jamaican Creole based on the Biblical story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus. The first book of a trilogy, Pamela Mordecai's de book of Mary covers Mary's life from her early years, through the arrival of the Archangel Gabriel and the birth of Yeshua, ... Read more

Hallucinations in the Alfalfa and Other Poems

Translated by Hugh Hazelton
By Griselda Garcia

The poetry of Griselda García is a hallucinatory journey through a landscape haunted by startling images of sensuality and desolation, humour and conflict, passion and suffering. Her lyrical, shifting visions, interwoven by a subtle, intermittent narrative line, touch on fear, ... Read more

House Within a House

By Nicholas Dawson
Translated by David Bradford

A meditation on the wiles of depression, illuminated by queer and diasporic experience.

"We, nosotros, nosotras: somos sobrevivientes. " Weaving prose poetry, essay, autobiography and photography in mutual contamination, Nicholas Dawson relates his own deep depression, a state ... Read more

In a Boston Night

By Sasenarine Persaud

Shortlisted for the Guyana Prize, Best Book of Poetry, 2010

From the very first piece in this collection, the title poem "In a Boston Night," Sasenarine Persaud signals a return to the passionate and sensuous.

Boston, the focal point, is like a needle hole though which the poet ... Read more