A Poetry Archive recording by

Grace Nichols

Tracklisting

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

  • 1 -
    "To My Coral Bones"

  • 2 -
    "In My Sea-House"

  • 3 -
    "Our Cassandra"

  • 4 -
    "Old Cane-Cutter At Airport"

  • 5 -
    "Lip-shore"

  • 6 -
    "Footprints of My Arrival"

  • 7 -
    "Sunris"

  • 8 -
    "One Continent/ To Another"

  • 9 -
    "Waterpot"

  • 10 -
    "Taint"

  • 11 -
    "Sugar Cane"

  • 12 -
    "Like A Flame"

  • 13 -
    "Night is Her Robe"

  • 14 -
    "Skin-Teeth"

  • 15 -
    "Old Magic"

  • 16 -
    "In my Name"

  • 17 -
    "This Kingdom"

  • 18 -
    "Epilogue"

  • 19 -
    "Price We Pay for the Sun"

  • 20 -
    "Praise Song for My Mother"

  • 21 -
    "Like A Beacon"

  • 22 -
    "Island Man"

  • 23 -
    "Icons"

  • 24 -
    "Wherever I Hang"

  • 25 -
    "The Assertion"

  • 26 -
    "The Fat Black Woman’s Motto on Her Bedroom Door"

  • 27 -
    "The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping"

  • 28 -
    "Tropical Death"

  • 29 -
    "Invitation"

  • 30 -
    "Thoughts drifting through the fat black woman’s head while having a full bubble bath"

  • 31 -
    "Small Questions Asked by the Fat Black Woman"

  • 32 -
    "Sleeping Out"

  • 33 -
    "Cat-Rap"

  • 34 -
    "Sun is Laughing"

  • 35 -
    "Come on Into My Tropical Garden"

  • 36 -
    "Wha Me Mudder Do"

  • 37 -
    "Granny, Granny Please Comb My Hair"

  • 38 -
    "For Forest"

  • 39 -
    "Hurricane Hits England"


Select bibliography

  • I is a Long Memoried Woman, Karnak House, 1990
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  • The Fat Black Woman’s Poems, Virago, 1984
  • Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Woman, Virago, 1989
  • Sunris, Virago, 1996
  • Startling the Flying Fish, Virago, 2005
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  • I Have Crossed an Ocean, Bloodaxe, 2010
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  • Pumpkin Grumpkin (with John Agard (Author) and Satoshi Kitamura (Illustrator)), Walker, 2011
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  • Grace Nichols Reading from her Poems, Poetry Archive, 2012
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  • Picasso, I Want My Face Back, Bloodaxe, 2009
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  • Everybody Got a Gift, A&C Black, 2006
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  • Under the Moon and Over the Sea, (with John Agard (Author), Jane Ray (Illustrator), Satoshi Kitamura (Illustrator), Sara Fanelli (Illustrator), Cathie Felstead (Illustrator), Christopher Corr (Illustrator)), Walker Books, 2007
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