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Macmillan Caribbean Writers: Selected Poems Ian McDonald

by Ian Mcdonald

Macmillan Caribbean Writers: Selected Poems Ian McDonald Synopsis

Ian McDonald is South America's equivalent of Robert Frost; a poet writing in a young country who, with an open heart and in clean, honest language, has set down its characters and events, its landscape, traditions and myths, for future generations to discover. Readers far beyond the Caribbean will come to admire his deft use of dialect; his nature poetry, steeped in the mysteries of the Guyanese interior; his sobering awareness of mortality. This selection by Edward Baugh, published for the poet's seventy-fifth birthday, sets the poems from McDonald's four collections in chronological order for the first time. As Baugh writes in his introduction, Ian McDonald's verse is 'irradiated by his celebration of life, his gratitude for happy days and for earth's bounty of joy'.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230028715
Publication date: 13th June 2008
Author: Ian Mcdonald
Publisher: Macmillan Education
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 136 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Ian Mcdonald

Ian McDonald was educated at Queens Royal College, Port-of-Spain, and Cambridge University. He has edited, jointly with Jacqueline de Weever, The Collected Poems of A. J. Seymour and, jointly with Stewart Brown, Poems by Martin Carter . He was awarded the Guyana Prize for Literature in 1992 and 2004 and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of the West Indies in 1997. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since 1970. He has published short stories, four poetry collections, and his play The Tramping Man is often staged. His award-winning novel The Humming-Bird Tree was first published in 1969; in 1992 ...

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