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Andre Bagoo

Poet, writer, critic, author of

THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

Photo by Justin Ramcharan

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THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

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PITCH LAKE

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WHAT TOWN SAY

 You will find that you have to read it again; and then, that you want to read it again. Once you have dipped in, it will stick to you, and you will catch fire.

VAHNI CAPILDEO, REVIEWING PITCH LAKE FOR NEWSDAY

A manifesto, a literary criticism, a personal chronicle of literary life, a book of days, a stage wherein famous writers such as Walcott, Thomas, Gunn, Espada, and others become actors, The Undiscovered Country discovers many things, but one thing for sure: Andre Bagoo is a fearless, brilliant mind. He can take us from the formal critical perspective to new futurist "visual essay", to verse essay, to sweeping historical account that is unafraid to go as far in time as Columbus and as urgently-of-our moment as Brexit—all of it with precision and attentiveness to detail that is as brilliant as it is startling. Bravo.

ILYA KAMINSKY ON THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY - ESSAYS

Bagoo’s understated music combines with striking imagery; subtle and various, he explores attachments, delusions, obsessions, hauntings, rituals, griefs and dreams.

MICHAEL LOVEDAY   REVIEWS BURN IN MAGMA

 
 

BIO

Andre Bagoo is a Trinidadian poet and writer, author of four books of poems: Trick VesselsBURNPitch Lake and The City of Dreadful Night. His poetry has appeared in journals such as Boston ReviewCincinnati Review, St Petersburg Review, POETRY, and The Poetry Review. He was awarded The Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize in 2017.

His essay collection, The Undiscovered Country, is published by Peepal Tree Press.

For publishing and rights inquiries, please contact Akin Akinwumi at Willenfield Literary Agency.

Photo by Justin Ramcharan

POETRY

'Carnival'

Boston Review

November 2009

'White Street'

The Cincinnati Review

May 2013

'Three Poems'

The Miami Rail

Spring 2018

'Two Poems'

Caribbean Review of Books

 September 2011

 

'Love'

Visual Verse

September 2016

'Jubilee'

Blackbox Manifold

December 2014

'Translating...'

Magma

Spring 2020

'Flying'

Cordite Poetry Review

 May 2017

from 'Ibis'

Poetry

July/August 2019

'Not all...'

The Poetry Review

Winter  2016

'Cherry'

Hawai'i Review

February 2018

from 'Ibis'

The Poetry Review

 Summer 2018

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

•THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY makes Rajiv Mohabir's APA reading list!

•My short story, 'The Sea', is published by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation in Hemingway Shorts Vol. 5, among other finalists of their annual short-fiction prize.

 

•Read my reviews of Roger Robinson and Richard Georges in Newsday, as well as reviews of Marvin Thompson and John Robert Lee

 

•Listen to me reading new poetry over at MAGMA where I've two poems in the latest issue.

An essay from by forthcoming essay collection THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY appears over at ELECTRIC LITERATURE.

An extract from my poem 'Ibis' appears in the July/August issue of POETRY

 

•For World Poetry Day 2019, I was asked by Dazed and Confused to say what political poetry means to me. Here’s what I said.

•My 'Behind the Poem' feature for The Poetry Review is up.

•A recording of my poem ‘The Tourist’ is featured in episode 2 of ChapelFM’s overview of Caribbean poetry selected by Juleus Ghunta. Starts at 08:25. Listen here.

 

•Interviewed by Paul Brookes as part of The Wombwell Rainbow interview series. The full interview is here

•Interviewed by Breanne Mc Ivor about Robert Lax, the writing life, my latest book and more in Maco People.

•I interview poet Ishion Hutchinson for the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, coinciding with the inaugural Derek Walcott Festival. Find out more here
 

Carifesta XIV/Bocas Lit Fest Workshop - The Sea and the Mirror: Poetry, Art and Witness
National Library and Information Systems
With Opal Palmer Adisa at the University of the West Indies
Alma Jordan Library
Cropper Foundation Fundraiser
GRUNDLOS KOLLEKTIV
Battalion Launch
Westminster Reference Library
MicroActs x cavecinema
81 Tachbrook St
Bocas Lit Fest
NALIS
Readings Under the Trees
Botanical Gardens
 

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