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Seventy Poems By Obediah Michael Smith
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Poems inspired by the language, culture and landscape of The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean.
Women in Jinja–28 Poems By Obediah Michael Smith
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Obediah Michael Smith's 20th book of poetry, is inspired by women he met while traveling through Jinja, the Eastern Region of Uganda, Africa. Since July 2014, he has been travelling through Kenya,... More > Uganda, Tanzania and presently resides in Kisii, Kenya.< Less
YouTube Wives Or Stepping Stones By Obediah Michael Smith
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YouTube Wives Or Stepping Stones is, before everything, first and foremost, a literary act. Keats’ urns and Rilke’s torsos, Bishop’s fish and Mussorgsky’s pictures at an... More > exhibition, this is the company that Smith is writing to keep as hedoggedly pursues his models. In the concrete this litany of wives appears as a series of tawdry fetishes predestined to fail–dancing girls for Degas, barmaids for Manet, pubescence for Balthus, this Korean for Orientalism, those women for Woman, these artists for ART. These poems and pieces, confessions and letters and descriptions, are essays toward bringing art to life. Smith screens them all, flexing his desire toward the idea of their beauty, even as he is frustrated by their overwhelming distance and his underwhelming isolation. Smith is a Kemp Road Warhol. And so these poems are markers of a journey, in pursuance of an absolute level, a true altitude. This is a Baudelarian night-walk for beauty. Who are these wives? Where do these stepping stones lead?< Less
Wide Sargasso Sea & 62 Other Poems By Obediah Michael Smith
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Wide Sargasso Sea & 62 Other Poems is a bilingual book, written in English and translated into Spanish. These 63 poems, chiefly about life Over-the-Hill, on New Providence, are, or attempt to be,... More > the beating heart of life among Bahamians in the country's capital. The entire island upon which the capital sits is referred to as Nassau. It is there where these 63 poems, most of them, came into the word. There poems were forged by the tensions coupled with the beauty of life among Bahamians. They reflect the real life of the people in what is imagined to be a place for tourists and tourism. These poems are snatches of identity, the author's and his country's and it's people's.< Less
Discovery Daze – 72 Poems By Obediah Michael Smith
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Discovery Daze – 72 Poems is Obediah Michael Smith's 16th book of poems. He has attended and participated in poetry festivals in Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua and Medellín,... More > Colombia. His poems, in English, are included in literary journals and anthologies throughout the Caribbean, in the USA and in England. His poems, translated into Spanish, are included in anthologies in Colombia, in Mexico, in Peru, in Venezuela and in Spain. At The College of The Bahamas, in 2009 and in 2011, he facilitated the poetry writing room for the Bahamas Writers Summer Institute.< Less
Open Testament By Obediah Michael Smith
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Poems written while cruising with a companion to Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, and while visiting University of Miami on our way home.
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