You Have You Father Hard Head
Published by Peepal Tree Press
In poems of generous vulnerability and intimacy, Colm Robinson manages to present a male gaze into Afro-Caribbean feminism, even as he captures the voice of boys on whose spirits and “hard heads” their mothers live out the memory of their fathers.
Robinson manages to sustain a tonal authenticity in these polyvalent poems that make use of both terse epigrammatic forms and longer, expansive narrative forms.
Uniquely, and importantly, You Have Your Father Hard Head , breaks new ground in
Caribbean poetry as it explores with distinctively Caribbean candor, wit and irony themes of sexual love between men and views of life with HIV.
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