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.
Pamela Mordecai is a Jamaican-Canadian author who writes poetry, long and short fiction, and poems, stories and plays for children. Her poetry is featured in competitions for poetry recitation in Jamaica, Canada and the UK and is archived at Memorial University's Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning as well as the Digital Libraries of the Caribbean.