Star Apple Blue and Avocado Green
Poems by Paulette A. Ramsay
Star Apple Blue and Avocado Green is a stirring collection of poetry paying tribute to the greatest attributes of life’s journey from a Caribbean, moreso Jamaican, perspective
Author: Paulette A. Ramsay
Much of the appeal of these poems is that of a keenly observant eye and a quietly-toned, easy voice, working with wry humour, sometimes a satiric edge, as they revise taken-for-granted positions. These qualities work most memorably in the poems that speak for women, their point of view and self-affirmation, a strength passed down through generations. In some of the poems, the central idea is grounded in details that memorably evoke Jamaican folk-customs and lifestyle.
Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies, Mona
A celebration of Caribbean voice, lore and landscape, Ramsay’s poems run a wide gamut of emotions and experiences; populated mostly by women, they weave a lyrical tapestry of compelling tales about love, loss and triumphs.
Carol Bailey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Westfield State University
Star Apple Blue and Avocado Green is a stirring collection of poetry paying tribute to the greatest attributes of life’s journey from a Caribbean, moreso Jamaican, perspective. Divided into 4 sections – Closing Doors, Speaking in Halves, Mama’s Handbag and Caribbean Global – the 62 poems in this collection call to mind the experiences of us all.
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