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by Michael Gilkes

Free eBook Joanstown: And Other Poems download ISBN: 1900715767
Author: Michael Gilkes
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd. (September 1, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 72
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Poetry
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Between the title poem and other poems in the collection, Michael Gilkes sets up a dialogue about memory and experience through time

Between the title poem and other poems in the collection, Michael Gilkes sets up a dialogue about memory and experience through time. Joanstown' celebrates, in the voice of both younger and older selves, the interweaving of a loved woman and a place. The elegant Georgetown of the 1940s, with its 'cross-stitching of avenues, bridges, canals' is transfigured by the presence of the beloved as she becomes the city's embodiment. Between the title poem and other poems in the collection, Michael Gilkes sets up a dialogue about memory and experience through time.

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Gilkes has taught at a number of universities in the Caribbean, Canada and the United Kingdom over the past 40 years . Joanstown and other poems, a collection of poetry, won the Guyana Prize for Best Book of Poetry in 2002.

Gilkes has taught at a number of universities in the Caribbean, Canada and the United Kingdom over the past 40 years, including the at the University of Kent at Canterbury, the University of Warwick, the University of Guyana, the University of the West Indies (where he served as Reader in English and Head of the English department) in Barbados and the Sir Arthur. He won the Guyana Prize for Drama again in 2006 for his play The Last of the Redmen.

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Michael Gilkes (born 1933 in British Guyana) is a Caribbean critic, dramatist, filmmaker and university lecturer. He has been involved in theatre for more than 40 years, as a director, actor and playwright. His involvement with theatre began in his native Guyana when he was about 12 years old, working in school theatre, and he went on to become involved with the Theatre Guild of Guyana.

Poet Michael Gilkes has written a series of love poems to his wife, Joan Eleanor, as well as to his native land, Guyana, in his book Joanstown and Other Poems (Leeds, . The result is a moving portrait of the country and people he cherishes. In some twenty poems, Gilkes evokes Guyana’s natural history, its pre-colonial past, its life under colonial rule, and the present. Vivid portraits of people and places remind us that Guyana is much more than the Jonestown tragedy that occurred there in 1978.

He lives on one hundred forested acres in central Ohio. I'm not a birder, but after looking through and reading THE CUCKOO'S HAIKU AND OTHER BIRDING POEMS, I found myself wanting to purchase a pair of binoculars and waking up early in the morning to go look for some pretty birds. The book examines twenty-four different birds by dividing the birds into seasons.

Between the long title poem and the other poems in the collection, Michael Gilkes sets up a dialogue about the nature of memory and the meaning of experience across time. "Joanstown" is the re-creation, in the voice of a younger self speaking with all the intensity of first love, of the interweaving of person and place (the more elegant gracious Georgetown of the 1940s, with its "cross-stitching" of avenues, bridges, canals), and of a marriage whose seeming perfection leads to hubris. The very concreteness of the re-creation of a time when happiness came so easily is made the more moving for the reader by the framing awareness of its evanescence. The other poems in the collection, in the voice of maturity with all the consciousness of loss as a constant of life, explore the nature of memory as consolation.