Dennis Scott was born in Jamaica in 1939. With Brathwaite, McNeill and Goodison, he was one of the first Caribbean poets to reflect the realities of reggae and Rastafarianism in his poetry. Dennis Scott also won acclaim as a playwright, director, critic, actor and dancer. He was principal of the Jamaica School of Drama and associate professor of directing at Yale University. His poetry collections include Journeys and Ceremonies 鴄9), Uncle Time 鴅4), which won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Dreadwalk 鴆2), and Strategies 鴆9). He died in 1991.
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 …