In Town this week

Posted by Ken Edwards on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Under: writing
I thought this from the redoubtable Vahni Capildeo and cohorts was well worth a look, even if you don't get the full benefit unless you happen to travel to (or live in) Trinidad (now the chill is arriving, I wish ...).

The magazine is fragmented/distributed across townscapes for folks to encounter at random. A much better idea than the patronising, airbrushed, subsidised package that is  "Poems on the Underground" in London - cf the ghastly traduction of WCW below:

(original image here)

They should have gone the whole hog, and just randomised the lines completely. Eg:

I have eaten the icebox
Forgive me
you were probably so sweet
for breakfast
and which saving
and so cold the plums
they were delicious that were in

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Tags: poetry caribbean 
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