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Crossroads of Dream

Authors: Anson Gonzalez

Published by Peepal Tree Press

ISBN: 9781900715898

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Anson Gonzalez’s prose poems criss-cross the crossroads between dream and conscious awareness. They set the reader on a surreal adventure into the mental journeys of a persona for whom the inner and outer worlds are a seamless universe.

There is no order to the presentation of the prose poems; they take their own twists and turns. The poems are lyrical, tell stories and explore a lifetime of reflective concern with life’s conundrums: love, ageing, finding an inner purpose, being Trinidadian -- and sometimes feeling out of step with the temper of the times.

These poems are the work of one who hears a different drummer and their tone is sometimes sardonic, and even cynical -- though always with a wry, self- deprecating humour. Above all, the twinkle in the tone suggests a healthy appreciation for humour of fickle fate or capricious gods. While there is ultimately no didactic purpose -- the mind leads and the poet follows -- these globules of consciousness in action both illuminate and delight.

Anson Gonzalez is a Trinidadian poet, critic, publisher and encourager of countless writing careers.
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