While this topic is not related to Japan, it is part of my love of poetry and literature.
I went to a concert the other night, and it featured some new compositions. One set of compositions was for voice, trombone, and piano. It was a setting of some poetry from Lorna Goodison. I was moved by her beautiful treatment of memories of her father. I had never read any of her works before, so I just had to look her up.
Her poetry expresses so many yearnings, recognitions, discoveries, and achingly beautiful depictions of people, places, and memories.
I discovered a site that honors Caribbean authors, and wanted to share a video of Goodison giving a delightful reading of her own work. I hope you will enjoy her work as part of Black History Month!
We’ve just begun the semester, and we are planning a number of events in conjunction with the Japan Culture Club. Stay