Subversive Sonnets, Pamela Mordecai

Subversive Sonnets

Pamela Mordecai

Publisher: Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers
PubDate: 9/1/2012
ISBN: 9781894770941
Price: $17.95
Quantity Available: 8
Pages: 112
SKU #: H03B

Poetry. These "subversive sonnets" overhaul the traditional sonnet form to address a range of subjects, from the tenderness of love to the terror of rape, punishment, torture, and murder. The poet's quest is to corral iambics into the demotic of Jamaican creoles as well as forms of English past and present. Mordecai has an unfailing ear for voices, for the music that sings and laughs and laments the stories of family, clan, and tribe, and thus celebrating life. SUBVERSIVE SONNETS is Pamela Mordecai's fifth collection of poetry.

Author City: Kitchener, ON CAN

Pamela Mordecai writes poetry, fiction and plays. Her four previous collections of poetry are Journey Poem; de man: a performance poem; Certifiable and The True Blue of Islands. Her first collection of short fiction, Pink Icing and other stories, appeared in 2006. Her writing for children is widely collected and well known internationally. El Numero Uno, a play for young people, had its world premiere at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People inToronto in 2010. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

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