Cannibal (Safiya Sinclair)

"This island is not a martyr. You tinker too much with each gaunt memory, your youth and its unweeding. Not everything blooms here"

"This island is not a martyr. You tinker too much

with each gaunt memory, your youth

and its unweeding. Not everything blooms here"

Jamaica/U.S.A. / 2016

Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. "Colliding with and confronting The Tempest and postcolonial identity, the poems in Safiya Sinclair’s Cannibal explore Jamaican childhood and history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile...Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Sinclair received her MFA in poetry from the University of Virginia and is a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California." - summary and bio from Nebraska Press. Her poetry is chaotically beautiful. It ebbs and flows quite melodically.