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Giant
HIGHLY COMMENDED BY THE FORWARD PRIZES
LONGLISTED FOR THE OCM BOCAS PRIZE FOR CARIBBEAN LITERATURE
“Saints, ghosts, legends blend into one another, layering the land and seascapes with history.”
– Rajiv Mohabir

“These poems are sky-rooted and earthbound, at once elusive and grounded as they turn on the revolving eye.”
– Ishion Hutchinson

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BOCAS Prize Announcement
BOCAS Prize Announcement
Platypus Press
Platypus Press
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Contemporary Small Press
Contemporary Small Press
Poetry School
Poetry School
Paper Based
Paper Based
The Millions
The Millions
Caribbean Beat
Caribbean Beat
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Epiphaneia
WINNER OF THE OCM BOCAS PRIZE FOR CARIBBEAN LITERATURE
Blood runs under the earth. A father will instruct his daughter to the hills where their ancestors are buried. A flying man opens a door in the sky. Children play in the twisted roots of a landscape both dangerous and triumphant. Constantly attuned to the devastating power of nature and where the body, too, is ‘a precarious house’, these poems are hymns to the resilience of the human spirit. Georges locates in the negative space of aftermath both the ghosts of history, and the mythic beginnings of a yet unlived, rejuvenated world.

“These poems are astonishing, largely unprecedented. Georges has written a truly living text.”
– Kaveh Akbar

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BOCAS Prize Announcement
BOCAS Prize Announcement
Out-Spoken Press
Out-Spoken Press
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TT Newsday
TT Newsday
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Epiphaneia
Winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature
Blood runs under the earth. A father will instruct his daughter to the hills where their ancestors are buried. A flying man opens a door in the sky. Children play in the twisted roots of a landscape both dangerous and triumphant. Constantly attuned to the devastating power of nature and where the body, too, is ‘a precarious house’, these poems are hymns to the resilience of the human spirit. Georges locates in the negative space of aftermath both the ghosts of history, and the mythic beginnings of a yet unlived, rejuvenated world.

“These poems are astonishing, largely unprecedented. Georges has written a truly living text.”
– Kaveh Akbar

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BOCAS Prize Announcement
BOCAS Prize Announcement
Out-Spoken Press
Out-Spoken Press
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Giant
Highly Commended by the Forward Prizes
Longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature
“Saints, ghosts, legends blend into one another, layering the land and seascapes with history.”
– Rajiv Mohabir

“These poems are sky-rooted and earthbound, at once elusive and grounded as they turn on the revolving eye.”
– Ishion Hutchinson

BUY NOW:
BOCAS Prize Announcement
BOCAS Prize Announcement
Platypus Press
Platypus Press
REVIEWS:
Contemporary Small Press
Contemporary Small Press
Poetry School
Poetry School
Paper Based
Paper Based
The Millions
The Millions
Caribbean Beat
Caribbean Beat
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Make Us All Islands
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST COLLECTION
“Singing ‘light into bleakness,’ in vivid poetic language that shakes us out of apathy”
– Loretta Collins Klobah

“Richard Georges’ poems enter Caribbean literature like the sea rolling up sotto voce on the sand after the last of the small fuss of waves in the shallows.”
– Vladimir Lucien

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Forward Prize Announcement
Forward Prize Announcement
Shearsman Books
Shearsman Books
REVIEWS:
Dundee University Review
Dundee University Review
Martyn Crucefix
Martyn Crucefix
Trinidad Guardian
Trinidad Guardian
Smartish Pace
Smartish Pace
Write Out Loud
Write Out Loud
Stride Magazine
Stride Magazine