No. 9 • August 2006

Image above: drawings from the Tropical Night series (2006– ), by Christopher Cozier; courtesy the artist
Something to declare
Vahni Capildeo on Lambchops with Sally Goodman, John Lewis and Co., and Taking the Drawing Room Through Customs, by E.A. Markham

Things only poems say
Anu Lakhan on The Garden of Forgetting, by Gwyneth Barber Wood; The Watertank Revisited, by Delores Gauntlett; Days and Nights of the Blue Iguana, by Heather Royes; and The True Blue of Islands, by Pamela Mordecai

More than hot air
Annie Paul on Iron Balloons: Hit Fiction from Jamaica’s Calabash Writer’s Workshop, ed. Colin Channer

Ages of innocence
Rachel L. Mordecai on Inventory and What We All Long For, by Dionne Brand

Shakespeare and co.
Lisa Allen-Agostini on Prospero’s Daughter and Grace, by Elizabeth Nunez

Unforgettable fire
Jane Bryce on Unburnable, by Marie-Elena John

You can’t go home again
Jeremy Taylor on Illustrious Exile, by Andrew O. Lindsay

Don’t stop the Carnival
Mark Lyndersay on Trinidad Carnival: Photographs by Jeffrey Chock

• Jeremy Taylor on X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy, ed. Russel K. Slowronek and Charles W. Ewan

Other new and recent books



Grime is not always grime
By Anthony C. Winkler

Nicholas Laughlin on Christopher Cozier’s Tropical Night drawings
• Marlon James on not being white enough to write a black novel