Song Of Thieves

Generous with grief and sweetness. . . . Simplicity isn't easy and honesty is harder, but McCallum's verse and voice are completely honest. These are poems you cannot turn down.
Carol Frost

Song of Thieves delves into issues of racial identity and politics, the immigrant experience, and the search for “home” and family histories. In this follow-up to her award-winning debut collection, The Water Between Us, Shara McCallum artfully draws from the language and imagery of her Caribbean background to play a haunting and soulful tune.

80 Pages, 5.9 x 9 in.

March, 2003

isbn : 9780822958130

about the author

Shara McCallum

From Jamaica, Shara McCallum is the author of five books of poetry, published in the US and UK, most recently Madwoman, winner of the 2018 OCM Bocas Poetry Prize for Caribbean Literature and the 2018 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize. Her work has been published in the US, the Caribbean, and Europe, has been translated into several languages, and has received such recognition as a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Formerly the Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry, McCallum is now a Liberal Arts Professor of English at Penn State University.

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