ARTICLES: SX Salon 27 on “The Brathwaite Effect”| Small Axe Project

Kelly Baker Josephs introduces the forum:

Kamau Brathwaite

“In her introduction to Zea Mexican Diary, Sandra Pouchet Paquet writes, “Kamau Brathwaite is foremost among modern Caribbean writers in versatility and scale of influence.” It is the question of the scale of Brathwaite’s influence that this issue of sx salon aims to capture in “The Brathwaite Effect,” a special discussion section that includes interviews with writers about Brathwaite’s impact on the paths their academic and creative works have taken. The conversations with these five poets and scholars—Vladimir Lucien, John Robert Lee, Anthony Joseph, Pamela Mordecai, and Elaine Savory—began in 2016 and were, in true Brathwaitian style, multiply revisited and revised over the past year. It seems timely that we publish this special section now, just after Brathwaite has been awarded the lifetime achievement 2018 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Along with four interviews we publish a massive Kamau Brathwaite bibliography, with more than 750 entries, which began as a collaborative researchathon in December 2014…”

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