Fandom

Penny's poetry pages Wiki

Caribbean poetry

10,382pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share
About poets

Poet
List of English-language poets
Poets of other languages

Spoken poetry • Oral poetry
World poetry • English poetry
Old English • Middle English
Renaissance • Restoration
Augustan • Romantic
Victorian • Modernist

Schools and movements

Cavalier  • Metaphysical
Augustan • Graveyard • Romantic
Pre-Raphaelites • Georgians
Symbolism • Surrealism
Imagists • Fugitives
Objectivists • Confessional
Black Mountain • Beats
Language poets • Deep image
Expansive • New Formalism
List of groups and movements

Country and region

English poetry • Scottish poetry
Anglo-Welsh • British poets
Irish poetry • Irish poets
American poetry • U.S. poets
African-American • Chicano
Canadian poetry • poets
Timeline of Canadian poetry
Caribbean poetry • poets
Australian poetry • poets
New Zealand poetry • NZ poets
Anglo-Indian poetry • poets
Asian English-language poets South African poetry • SA poets
African Engiish-language poets

Infrastructure

List of literary critics
List of literary magazines
List of poetry anthologies
List of poetry awards
List of poetry organizations
Online poetry resources

This box: view · talk · edit
Template:No footnotes

Caribbean poetry is any form of poem, rhyme, or song that gets its derivatives from the Caribbean. This type of media became popular primarily in the early 20th century with the works of poets Linton Kwesi Johnson, Kamau Brathwaite, and Derek Walcott.

OriginsEdit

The origins of Caribbean poetry lie in countries such as Jamaica and Barbados. These countries have been known as international hot spots for great poetry due to their unique styles, abstract ideas, and the addition of musical instruments to their style. Bongos were added for their emphasis on lyrics, and for their added mood.

Famous PoetsEdit

Jamaican poet Claude McKay (1889-1948) was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance in New York City between World War I and World War II. Famous contemporary poets from the Caribbean include Derek Walcott, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature;[1] Kamau Brathwaite, International Winner of the Sixth Annual Griffin Poetry Prize in 2006; Linton Kwesi Johnson, who became only the second living poet to be published by Penguin Classic series.[2] These poets write primarily about politics, war, and spirituality among other topics. Other notable poets include Anthony Kellman, whose 2008 book Limestone: An Epic Poem of Barbados is the first-ever published epic poem of Barbados, and only the second one to be published in the English Caribbean in the last two centuries. Mahadai Das and Lorna Goodison are other notable poets.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


NotesEdit

External linksEdit

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. (view article). (view authors).
This page uses content from Wikinfo . The original article was at Wikinfo:Caribbean poetry.
The list of authors can be seen in the (view authors). page history. The text of this Wikinfo article is available under the GNU Free Documentation License and the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.