"[Goodison's poetry] continually surprises with its insistently elegant, spiritual core and crystalline intelligence." -- Publishers Weekly
"The fluency of her rhythms, the dazzling imagery and the celebratory impulse all make [Goodison's poetry] a distinguished, outstanding pleasure." -- Poetry Review
"[Goodison is] among the finest poets writing today." -- World Literature Today
"Goodison advances from strength to strength. . . . [She focuses] the diamond lens of her incantatory verse on the culture and people of her homeland in the Caribbean. . . ." -- Booklist
About the Author
LORNA GOODISON is the author of two collections of short stories, eight books of poetry, and the highly acclaimed, award-winning memoir From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People
. She has received much international recognition, including the Musgrave Gold Medal. Born in Jamaica, Goodison has taught at the University of Toronto and now teaches at the University of Michigan. She divides her time between Ann Arbor, Toronto, and Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.