Drisana D. Jack
DRISANA DEBORAH JACK is a leading St. Martin poet/artist. "constructing a personal/cultural history based on ancestral or re-memory ..." He rpoetry has appeared in The Caribbean Writer and Calabash. Jack has recited her poetry and lectured in the Caribbean, USA, and South Africa. The mother of one daughter is currently an assistant professor at New Jersey City Uiversity. Awards and honors include a Caribbean Writers Institute Fellow, Prince Bernard culture Fund grant, and a US National Endorsement for the Arts residency at ig Orbit Gallery. Skin is Jack's second book of poems.
Skin evokes home, conjures microcosms of real and mythical worlds left behind, and celebrates survival, emancipation,...reclamation. This compelling collection by a word warrior soars ...reminds us that memory makes mother-tongue speakers of us all. We are all migrants now, children and foundlings of diaspora.
- Darrel Accone, author, critic University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Engels | paperback | 46 pagina's | House of Nehesi Publishers | St. Martin | 2006
ISBN 0 913441 78 3