The Way Home
Published by Peepal Tree Press
In her new collection, The Way Home, Millicent Graham focuses on memory and the idea of home, whilst questioning the very nature of “home” as both a physical and emotional space. There are comforts – the landscape, the vegetation, the food, the playground, the hand of parents, the romantic escapades – and there are the disquiets – the bullying, the violence, the fearfulness, the failure of memory, the losses.
In these very intimate poems, Millicent marks out a distinct poetic territory for herself with an immediately recognizable voice, an assured handling of language and image, and the sensation that she is adding to the corpus of Caribbean poetry in important ways.
Millicent A. A. Graham lives in Kingston, Jamaica. Her first collection, the damp in things was published June 2009 by Peepal Tree Press. Her work has been published in So Much Things to Say: 100 Calabash Poets, The Jamaica Journal and Caribbean Writer.