In this Breadfruit Kingdom features over 60 poems selected by Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica. This anthology bears poems rooted in reflections on history, family, love, lust, memory and identity. They move with ease across diverse rhythms, voice, attitude and language. Here, new and exciting voices mingle with some of the best-known Jamaican poets as well as poets from elsewhere who lived on the island. As with eating a fragrant, warm, and well-roasted breadfruit, this anthology will fill you.
In This Breadfruit Kingdom brings together poetry from Jacqueline Bishop, Stewart Brown, H.D. Carberry, Colin Channer, Afua Cooper, Christine Craig, Kwame Dawes, Lorna Goodison, Millicent Graham, Ishion Hutchinson, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ann Margaret Lim, Hannah Lowe, Mbala, Shara McCallum, Kei Miller, Pamela Mordecai, Mutabaruka, Oku Onuora, Geoffrey Philp, Velma Pollard, Claudia Rankine, Dennis Scott, Olive Senior, Tanya Shirley, Andrew Stone, and many others.