Caribbean Poetics: Toward an Aesthetic of West Indian Literature
Published by Peepal Tree Press
Unique in crossing the cultural divides between the area’s Anglophone and non-English speaking communities, Caribbean Poetics features authors from the Dominican Republic, Barbados and Haiti. The anthology has now been expanded to include new criticism of three of the Caribbean’s most influential modern artists: Kamau Brathwaite, Pedro Mir and Rene Depestre.
“Discussions of Caribbean literary aesthetics have tended to focus on the writing of one of the main linguistic blocs of the region… Silvio Torres-Saillant’s study is a welcome addition to work that considers commonalities across these blocs.”
John Thieme, World Literature Today
Silvio Torres-Saillant is the senior editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (2005). He is also the author of An Intellectual History of the Caribbean (Macmillan, 2006). He teaches at Syracuse University, and lives in New York City.