She Spawned!

by Jeffrey Izzaak



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/17/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781665500050

About the Book

With the COVID-19 Lockdown as a fitting metaphorical backdrop, the writer of Tears of the Drum, completes his newest collection of poems. They remember things lost, revisiting places of physical and spiritual connections, elevations, elations, and streams of emotion. From a time of youthful idealism, they flow through seasons and landscapes to a delta of maturity and realism, decades later. From the rewind to the closing elegies, in She Spawned, Izzaak traces the pain of death, power of memory, innocence, exile, and the alternating light and shadows it casts on the framed human canvas. Sometimes invoking biblical dimensions, it's a pilgrimage from carefree to slavery to a tentative emancipation: Ink your bloodline through our country From its source to the rivers & your tributary Ink you free Before I ink you in slavery. From, The Ink of My Feelings

About the Author

Jeffrey Izzaak started writing poems in primary school in his native Carriacou. Aged 12, his first published poem appeared in a school magazine. After finishing A-level college, he became a member of a theatre collective in Grenada, completing a 7 year apprenticeship, studying poetry, drama and theatre arts, as a protege of Grenadian poet and playwright, Michael DeGale, who was a graduate of the Edna Manley School of Drama, Jamaica. He was an editor and columnist for the Karriacou Maroon monthly newsletter and has written one full-length radio drama and self-published four collections of poetry. In 2018, he began collaborating with UK-based artist Olga Miksche, creating artwork for his collections. In the same year, he also spearheaded the launch of the annual Karriacou Indigenous Arts (KIA) In D Bagadere exhibition, to highlight & promote the islands’ art, including literature.