Coloured Views

Poetry Unraveled
Published by Joseph Edwards
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  • Publisher : Joseph Edwards (Dec 14 2020)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 103 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1777485940
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1777485948
  • Item Weight : 172 g
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 0.61 x 21.59 cm
If ever there was a book of poetry you need to have, here it is! Coloured Views: Poetry Unraveled. Hot like the summer sun in Jamaica, it sizzles! It contains vivid imagery, satire, metaphor, personification, you name it its there, wound up and weaved into a smooth string of multiple award-winning poems. Bonus, each poem is beautifully illustrated! Yes! Many poems in this book are straight from the winners column of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Creative Writing competition. Over 50 poems inside! Some written in English, while others were written in Patois (the Jamaican Dialect - Patwah). No need to worry if you do not understand Patois (Patwah) or cannot read it well, there is a full alphabetized glossary for that at the back of the book. Hidden between these covers and pages are numerous themes, weaved into some interesting and captivating titles such as: Mother It's Me Again, Master Bolt, Chatta-Box Bwoy, I Do, Although Far Away and I Can't Breathe. The book is diverse and you will enjoy the read whether you are Jamacian or not. Apart from being a fun book for the bookshelf, it makes a good gift for visitors to Jamaica whether adult or child. Based on the range of themes and topics it boasts, it can also be useful to teachers, students and those interested in educational literature.

Reviewed in Canada on January 26, 2021
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I would certainly recommend this book to anyone! I enjoyed it so much, I read it twice. While there were many poems that I thoroughly enjoyed, my favorite was chatta-box bwoy. If you are a Jamaican, love Jamaica, travelled to Jamaica or want to know about Jamaica, you will definitely love this book!

Reviewed in Canada on January 11, 2021
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This is one of the best poetry books that I have read in a very long time. It's very simple and easy to read and I could relate to so many of them. There is a nice little story in all of them but I especially liked the love-themed ones. The one entitled mother is so heartfelt! ???? I would definitely recommend! 10/10. Get under your covers and enjoy!

Perfect Bound/ Paperback | 103 pages | 5.5 x 0.24 x 8.5 inches | 978-1777485948 | December 14, 2020