Saraband (The Incomplete Works of Caroline Ravenspeare) Paperback – December 1, 2003
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"Wild Child" sounds like a fairy-tale comic-book of the West Indies! It was obviously partially inspired by the beginning of Disney's Snow White but done in a totally regional flavor.
There are definitely overseas influences such as a description of shoes that's not for the prudish, a glance at a tree in the heart of winter...
Many of my family and friends no matter their station in life hear one or two of these all too brief poems and rush to get a copy, perhaps we can hope for some more in the near future?
But these poems also narrate a difficult love affair. See Perfume: "Once a lover of / things light and floral - / I find myself drifting / from jasmine to /pungent pithy fragrances / like burying myself / in the deepest sense of you." Fascinatingly, Bourne often shifts between Victorian phrases and street- talk: an ex-colonial tic.
[She's an exmplar] of ... exemplary transatlantic poetry.
** George Elliott Clarke, a Nova Scotia-born author and poet, teaches literature at the University of Toronto. In 2001, he won the Governor General's Literary Award for poetry. **