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Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion
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Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Paperback)

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WINNER OF THE 2014 FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION In this collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatizes what happens when one system of knowledge, one method of understanding place and territory, comes up against another. We watch as the cartographer, used to the scientific methods of assuming control over a place by mapping it, is gradually compelled to recognize--even to envy--a wholly different understanding of place, as he tries to map his way to the rastaman's eternal city of Zion. As the book unfolds the cartographer learns that, on this island of roads that "constrict like throats," every place-name comes freighted with history, and not every place that can be named can be found.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 30/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9781847772671  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. He read English at the University of the West Indies and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Snow Monkey, Caribbean Beat and Obsydian III. His first collection of short fiction, The Fear of Stones, was short-listed in 2007 for the Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize. His first poetry collection, Kingdom of Empty Bellies, was published in March 2006 by Heaventree Press; his second, There Is an Anger That Moves, was published by Carcanet in October 2007. He is also the editor of Carcanet's New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology. He has been a visiting writer at York University in Canada, the Department of Library Services in the British Virgin Islands and a Vera Ruben Fellow at Yaddo, and currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

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For the past year I've been keeping a list of all the books I finish, a bit like a reading diary. Looking over it one day I realised that I never marked The Cartographer on it - I think because, even after several readings, I still don't feel I've 'finished' it. This brilliant book is essentially an eloquent, extended dialogue between two different understandings of place. On the one hand is the Cartographer, with his science and calculations and maps and precision, and on the other is the Rastaman, for whom place repesents story meaning, language. A rich and rewarding read, and most deserving of its Best Collection win in the 2014 Forward Prizes.

Marion, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 11/10/2016

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