Loquats, the strange Bermudian use of the word 'to', and water from rooftops were just some of the concepts that baffled Jamaican writer and professor Mervyn Morris when he was asked to select poems for a new Bermudian anthology of poetry.Still, Mr. Morris said the best poetry shone right through the veil of vernacular.Mr. Morris read 400 entries and selected 80 of the best for the Bermuda Anthology of Poetry produced by the Ministry of Community & Cultural Affairs. The book was launched at a special reading held at Berkeley Institute last Sunday. [...]He said issues of identity, class, religion and landscape appeared over and over again in the Bermudian poems he read. He was also surprised by the number of poems about incest. [...]
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