Philp, Geoffrey. Dub Wise.

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Philp, Geoffrey. Dub Wise. Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree Press, 2010, pp., 72, ISBN: 1845231716.

This collection of poems displays an unabashed sense of humanity, considered political sensibility, capacity to treat domestic matters with deft lyrical power, and the constant and shaping presence of the mythos of reggae and Third World spirituality. This work demonstrates a sharply honed technical mastery, communicating a deepening consciousness of what it means to be in midlife as it uses the concepts of family, migration, home, and loss to establish the metaphor of "Dub," the Jamaican musical invention...

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