Poetry. Drama. Caribbean Studies. Finalist for the Bocas Prize. Typeset "performance" in Brathwaite's trademark Sycorax Video Style. LIVITICUS is "a monument to sorrow that cherishes our origins . as we live our lives of Modern distraction," according to the Pulitzer-nominated writer Garrett Hongo.
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Kamau Brathwaite is a major poet of the second half of the 20th century. His international standing is maintained as a distinguished poet, scholar, and dramatist into the new century by the authorship of over 20 books, including The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy, X/Self, Black + blues, LX the Love Axe/l: Developing a Caribbean Aesthetic, WORDS NEED LOVE TOO, and Born to Slow Horses. He has taught at the University of the West Indies, Harvard University, and New York University. Brathwaite is the recipient of the Bussa Award, the Casa de las Americas Prize, the Neustadt Prize, a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, the International Griffin Poetry Prize, the Presidents Award from St. Martin Book Fair, and the Frost medal from the Poetry Society of America. Kamau Brathwaite lives in his native Barbados, Caribbean.Author City: BAR