Maggie Harris reviews
The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America
by Richard Gwyn (Translator and Editor)
I admit a thrill of anticipation with this publication. As a Guyanese writer living in Wales, I find a sense of comfort in the historical and cultural links between ‘my’ continent and Wales. Latin America has always represented a mysterious and ‘other’ world to me: were it not for the accidents of history from 1492 onwards, I may well have been within the classification of the ‘Spanish Americas’ – a classification which Richard Gwyn does not use ‘...for the fact that many poets would feel that this tied them too closely to their colonial pasts’.Sign in to read more
Maggie Harris is the author of three collections of short stories, four collections of poetry, a memoir, Kiskadee Girl, and a Selected Poems. She has won The Guyana Prize twice, and was Regional Winner of The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014. Her latest book Writing on Water, Seren (reviewed in this issue), was longlisted for the Sabateur Awards.