The Merchant of Feathers

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Peepal Tree Press, 2014

Longlisted for the 2015 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, this second collection is full of poems that have their finger on the pulse of contemporary Jamaica in all its exuberance and brokenness. Tanya Shirley tells these stories with a winning mixture of acute observation, outrage, outrageousness, tenderness and understanding​.