Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Whether in the heart of downtown Toronto, a bookstore in Boston, the courtyard of the Taj Mahal—through the portals of cyberspace—on the banks of a Tampa river, or a journey through time to Georgetown, an old colonial capital of the British in South America, love circumscribes everything. But this book is no wide-eyed outpouring; it probes and questions concepts and beliefs, pokes fun at age, companions taken for granted, and the realization that, like a mannequin in a Manhattan storefront, love is "faceless and, almost, raceless." If love circumscribes everything, these poems show that everything—economics, politics, ambitions and exiles—also circumscribes love.
Sasenarine Persaud is an essayist, novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is the author of ten books: seven poetry collections, including two published by TSAR Publications, IN A BOSTON NIGHT (2008) and LOVE IN A TIME OF TECHNOLOGY (2014), two novels, and a book of short stories. He was born in Guyana and has lived for several years in Canada. He has served as a vice president and chair of the membership committee of the League of Canadian Poets, on the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Arts Council (Toronto), and on juries for the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida. Author City: TAMPA, FL USA