A Poetry Archive recording by

Olive Senior

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

  • 1 -
    "Moon"

  • 2 -
    "Rejected Text for a Tourist Brochure"

  • 3 -
    "Leaving Home"

  • 4 -
    "Embroidery"

  • 5 -
    "Lacemaker"

  • 6 -
    "The Birth of Islands"

  • 7 -
    "The Secret of Flying Close to the Sun Without Melting Wings"

  • 8 -

  • 9 -
    "Rooster"

  • 10 -
    "Hen"

  • 11 -
    "Guinea Hen"

  • 12 -

  • 13 -
    "Meditation on Red"

  • 14 -
    "Hurricane Story 1904"

  • 15 -
    "Hurricane Story 1988"

  • 16 -
    "Starapple"

  • 17 -
    "Pineapple"

  • 18 -
    "Guava"

  • 19 -

  • 20 -
    "Bamboo 4"

  • 21 -
    "Brief Lives"

  • 22 -
    "My Father's Blue Plantation"

  • 23 -
    "Meditation on Yellow"

  • 24 -

  • 25 -

  • 26 -
    "Garden Snail"

  • 27 -
    "Hurricanes"

  • 28 -
    "Join the Dots"

  • 29 -
    "Shell"

  • 30 -
    "A Superficial Reading"

  • 31 -

  • 32 -

  • 33 -
    "Hurricane Watch"

  • 34 -
    "Dead Straight"


Select bibliography

  • Olive Senior Reading from her Poems
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  • Talking of Trees, Calabash 1985
  • Summer Lightning, Longman 1986
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  • Working Miracles: Women's Lives in the English-Speaking Caribbean, James Curry (UK), Indiana University Press (USA) 1991
  • Discerner of Hearts, McClelland and Stewart 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage, Twin Guinep Publishers 2003
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  • Gardening in the Tropics, Insomniac Press 2006
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  • Over the Roofs of the World, Insomniac Press 2005
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  • Shell, Insomniac Press 2007
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  • Arrival of the Snake-woman, Tsar Publications 2009
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  • Dancing Lessons - a novel, Cormorant Books 2011
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