Friday, June 22, 2007

Sunris - Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols was born and educated in Guyana and has lived in the UK since 1977. Her poetry collection Sunris was published in 1996. It's a vibrant collection of poetry about identity and belonging, womanhood and spirituality. She is a poet who loves language and shows a real understanding of rhythm and rhyme. Her poems are clear and passionate and drenched in colour, as in this extract from The Dance:

Even the white packed sands
darkened by the shadows
of their dance
is rinsed in blue.


daisies said...

oh wow, i love this extract .. thank you for the introduction :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Daisies - thanks! Hope you get the chance to read more of her poetry!