A Poetry Archive recording by

Lorna Goodison

Tracklisting

These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "I am Becoming My Mother"

  • 2 -
    "Guinea Woman"

  • 3 -
    "For My Mother (May I Inherit Half Her Strength)"

  • 4 -
    "Nanny"

  • 5 -
    "Letters to the Egyptian"

  • 6 -
    "The Road of the Dread"

  • 7 -
    "Tamarind Season"

  • 8 -
    "Songs for My Son"

  • 9 -
    "My Will"

  • 10 -
    "The Mulatta as Penelope"

  • 11 -
    "'Mine, O Thou Lord of Life, Send My Roots Rain'"

  • 12 -
    "Keith Jarret - Rainmaker"

  • 13 -
    "'I shall Light a Candle of Understanding in Thine Heart Which Shall Not Be Put Out'"

  • 14 -
    "This is a Hymn"

  • 15 -
    "Heartease I"

  • 16 -
    "Heartease II"

  • 17 -
    "To Us, All Flowers are Roses"

  • 18 -
    "After the Green Gown of My Mother Gone Down"

  • 19 -
    "My Mother's Sea Chanty"

  • 20 -
    "Heartease New England 1987"

  • 21 -
    "Recommendation for Amber"

  • 22 -
    "On Becomming a Tiger"

  • 23 -
    "Turn Thanks to Miss Mirry"

  • 24 -
    "To Mr William Wordsworth, Distributor of Stamps for Westmoreland"

  • 25 -
    "Aunt Rose's Honey Advice"

  • 26 -
    "Morning, Morning Angel Mine"

  • 27 -
    "Farewell Wild Woman"

  • 28 -
    "Island Aubade"

  • 29 -
    "Ode to the Watchman"

  • 30 -
    "The Wandering Jew and the Arab Merchant on the Island of Allspice"

  • 31 -
    "Passing the Grace Vessels of Calabash"

  • 32 -
    "So Who Was the Mother of Jamaican Art?"

  • 33 -
    "Rites"

  • 34 -
    "Controlling the Silver"

  • 35 -
    "Bam Chi Chi La La: London 1969"


Select bibliography

  • I am Becoming My Mother New Beacon Books Ltd, 1986
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  • HearteaseNew Beacon Books Ltd, 1989
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  • Selected Poems The University of Michigan Press, 1993
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  • To Us, All Flowers are Roses University of Illinois Press, 1995
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  • Turn Thanks University of Illinois Press, 1999
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  • Guinea Woman Carcanet Press Ltd, 2000
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  • Controlling the Silver University of Illinois Press, 2005
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  • Goldengrove: New and Selected Poems Carcanet Press Ltd, 2006
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  • From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island Atlantic, 2009
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  • Lorna Goodison Reading from Her Poems The Poetry Archive, 2010
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