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Praise for Olive Senior's poetry
Olive Senior is go-between: a poet who mediates, who makes connection, between the sacred and the profane, the mythic and the historic, woman's 'craft' and man's 'art,' oral and scribal word, small Caribbean island and the world, the past and the present, all the various homes of our belonging.
ARIEL
Gardening in the Tropics Gardening in the Tropics Gardening in the Tropics

Gardening in the Tropics
Poetry
Trade paperback
9781897178003
Publisher: Insomniac Press
Since its publication, Gardening in the Tropics has remained a favourite of readers everywhere; it is a textbook in Caribbean schools and is taught at universities around the world. For more reviews and references see Student Resources
... much reflection, ice-cool in style and tone, immaculately crafted. The writing is sharp, pointed, alive....
BWIA CARIBBEAN BEAT

Here we have the Caribbean demotic seriously pressed into service of literary art ... The result is irony, humour, pathos, reflections, folklore and history all interwoven into poetry that is finely crafted and frankly pleasurable. ...
MANGO SEASON

This collection is a delight... It's particularly enjoyable to see how gracefully Senior pivots on a common point of reference - hurricanes, gardening, or African gods - within linked series of poems.
NOW

She manages to be serious without being heavy, making skilful use of deceptively low-key voices. ...The effect is both exhilarating and disturbing...
POETRY REVIEW

... she can write with an almost off-hand brilliance ...
AMBIT

As in all poetry dealing with landscape, the imaginative geography is not an end in itself but points to something beyond itself. It is the symbolic force of the tropical garden that forms the intellectual centre of this book ... .
CARIBBEAN WEEK