SAFIYA SINCLAIR INTERVIEW
Posted on October 27 2020
Here's a sneak preview from our interview with Safiya Sinclair in the PBS Winter Bulletin. Join the Poetry Book Society today for your copy in mid-November.
"Always in my ear is the insurgence of Jamaica’s linguistic tradition – the fevered tempo of our dialect, the fire-root of reggae’s one-drop, our matriarchal folklore, its immutable song. I wrote Cannibal not only to reframe the historical wounds of my island, but to build a home against my inherited homelessness. A wilful remaking of the cannibal self. What was once seen as savage, I celebrate as mine. Poetry as reclamation. Poetry as survival."
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