“Have not yet got into the poem you sent but the first look is v/impressive and Quite some length! Makes me want to ask you about yr religious Damascus, if i may put it that way. in writing somewhere? or perhaps you’ve nvr specifically shared it?” –
This excerpt from an email to me from Kamau Brathwaite is the genesis of my new publication ‘Sighting and other poems of faith.’
That query in Kamau’s email got me thinking and I got a notepad and made some notes towards a prose ‘spiritual autobiography’, tracing my journey to a practising Christian faith.
At some point, in all this rumination, the idea came to gather my poems dealing specifically with faith from my published collections and some new, unpublished work. It did not take long to put a manuscript together since most of my poems are on my computer.
This is an excerpt from the blog of St. Lucian writer John Robert Lee explaining the genesis of his new collection Sighting and Other Poems of Faith. Read the full thing at his blog Mahanaim Notes.
Lee is part of the Wadadli Pen online family in that his bibliography of Caribbean books and writers is still among the most popular features on the site.