In a Boston Night
|From the very
first piece in this collection, the title poem "In a Boston
Night," Sasenarine Persaud signals a return to the
passionate and sensuous.
Boston, the focal point, is like a needle hole though which the poet deftly threads his reflections about places, events, and histories: a conflict between Anglo- and Franco-Canadians at a Brookline art exhibition; Georgetown and Mumbai; Tampa and Toronto; the "Boston Tea Party' as a symbol of resistance to American English, subtly underlined by the description of a Walcott reading in an overflowing university hall.
This is a fine, multilayered collection of poems by an important and accomplished contemporary poet.
"[Persaud's] poetry [is] timeless in nature in its discussions of sensuality, love and mourning, but also modern for its interspersion of technology and discussion of contemporary politics. . . refreshingly sensual and realistic."
—Kavita Ramdia, News India Times
"Each poem, held on the tongue,tastes true--he's one of those rare poets who gets the recipe of humanness exactly right"
"a richly nuanced, multilayered collection of voices"
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-49-1
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Publication Date: 2008
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