Controlling the Silver (Illinois Poetry Series) (Paperback)

By Lorna Goodison

University of Illinois Press, 9780252072123, 120pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2004

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Renowned poet Lorna Goodison has written a new collection of elegies and praise songs which explore the close link between history and genealogy in the Caribbean experience. Her subjects range from the economic genius of market women to the complex beauty of the natural world.

About the Author

Lorna Goodison is an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan. Her work appears in the new Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, and her honors include the Musgrave Gold Medal from the Institute of Jamaica and the prestigious Henry Russel Award from the University of Michigan. Her previous books include To Us, All Flowers are Roses, Turn Thanks, and Travelling Mercies.