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Poetry Caribbean & Latin American

Mattress Makers

by (author) Sasenarine Persaud

Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Apr 2023
Caribbean & Latin American, Canadian, General
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This poet continues to explore and examine his Indian roots through language, ritual, and personal associations as a Canadian resident in Florida. The poems pay homage to writers V S Naipaul, Sam Selvon, and Peter Nazareth, and evoke calypso, reggae, Bollywood, taans, and Indian classical-ragic music as well as Indian festivals and "gods."

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Born in Guyana, Sasenarine Persaud is the originator of the term Yogic Realism, his literary aesthetics. He has published essays in Critical Practice (New Delhi), World Literature Today (Oklahoma), and Brick (Toronto) on Yogic Realism. Over three decades of research into, and a lifelong engagement with, Indian philosophies, yoga, art, languages and music, along with his community's 184 years domicile in the Americas, distinguishes his craft from his contemporaries. He has lived in Canada and now makes his home in Florida.

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