Under the Moon & Over the Sea: A Collection of Caribbean Poems
. Candlewick Press (MA), $17.99 (80pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1861-2
More than 30 poets conjure island life-the sea, storytelling, food, nature and the experience of travelling away from home-in Under the Moon & Over the Sea: A Collection of Caribbean Poems, ed. by John Agard and Grace Nichols, illus. by Christopher Corr, Sara Fanelli, Cathie Felstead, Satoshi Kitamura and Jane Ray. Divided into five sections, the volume presents more than 50 works, from Creole (""If you go to crab dance/ you mus' get mud"") and Caribbean (""Don't spread tablecloth till pot done boil"") proverbs to traditional rhymes and songs to poems (including several by co-editor Nichols), some of which are previously unpublished (such as a few by co-editor Agard).
Reviewed on: 01/01/2003