On Saturday, March 25th at 6pm, Bajo El Sol will host the USVI launch of Tortola poet Richard Georges’ first collection of poems,Make Us All Islands, which was listed by theTrinidad Guardian as one of four Caribbean books to look out for in 2017.
Richard Georges’ poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Prelude, Smartish Pace, The Puritan, WILDNESS, The Caribbean Writer, The Rusty Toque, Wasafiri, and elsewhere. He is the author of the collection Make Us All Islands (Shearsman, 2017). He lives and works in the British Virgin Islands.
“In these pages all roads lead to the sea. The poet never plots a route. Gods fall, forgotten paths return, poetry books break and glasses of water kill. Though the sea divides, it brings redemption. Georges shows all mankind to be one author. His beauteous poems rise like coral islands. Justice is done.”