Rohan Preston was born in Jamaica, reared in New York and lives in Chicago. He won the 1997 Henry Blakely, Jr., Poetry Prize and was awarded an Artist Fellowship in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council. His poems have appeared in The Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, Eyeball, Hammers, Jackleg and Ploughshares. His poetry collections include Dreams in Soy Sauce (Tia Chucha, 1992) and Lovesong to My Father (Tallawa, 1996). He co-edited Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence (Penguin, 1996).
edited by Kwame Dawes
by (artist) Jane King
The beat and language of reggae arose from the Jamaican countryside and the sidewalks of Kingston, but theyre basic for the poets represented in Wheel and Come Again. This remains true even though the poets&146 personal worlds range from the street to the university and from the tropics to Toronto, New York, and London. Wheel and Come Again featu …