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Rough Passage


Gray_Rough_PassageThe first large collection of poems since his Shelley Cinema of 2006 and the anthology, Invitation to a Voyage: French-Language Poetry of the Indian Ocean African Islands, both launched at the Poetry Africa Festival in Durban, and his slim volume, Taking Off of 2012.


Rough Passage brings together poems published in English-language journals in four continents, including for the first time his sequence, ‘Letters from America’, written while a fellow at the Norton Island Residency Program of Maine.

Also included is his performance poem, ‘Interview with the Last Speaker’, which was influential in 2007 in winning him the Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Arts and Culture for his contribution to poetry in Africa.

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