Friday, November 24, 2017

Dawad Philip’s new poetry collection is a masterpiece *

Son of San Fernando: Dawad Philip, right. —Photos: Dawad Philip via Facebook


 

I remember the moment as if it were yesterday, though it took place nearly two decades ago. I was wandering through various shops in the old People's Mall in Port of Spain, burned to the ground since, but then a thriving marketplace, pulsating with energy, especially during Carnival season.

I spied a pile of books in the corner of one of the stalls, and I reached down to rifle through them. There at the bottom were three copies of the same volume, with their dust jackets in various states of disintegration.

 

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