Happened to someone else,
some place else. Until now,
I greet these hot, wet, wide eyes.
Here comes that red double-decker
bus, with this same number,
that I rode from South London
to thos... Read More...
Fred D’Aguiar’s dozen books of poetry and fiction have been translated into a dozen languages. A number of essays have appeared in Harper’s, Wasafiri, Callaloo, Best American Essays and elsewhere. His play A Jamaican Airman Foresees His Death was produced at Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 1991 and published by Methuen, London in 1995. His BBC-commissioned radio play, Days and Nights in Bedlam, was broadcast and webcast in October 2005. His sixth poetry collection, titled Continental Shelf (Carcanet, 2009) was a U.K. Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the UK’s T.S. Eliot Prize in 2009. A new collection, The Rose of Toulouse, also from Carcanet, appeared in June 2013 and a novel, Children of Paradise, inspired by the events at Jonestown, was published by HarperCollins in January 2014. Born in London in 1960 of Guyanese parents and brought up in Guyana, he has taught at Virginia Tech since 2003.