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This review is taken from PN Review 97, Volume 20 Number 5, May - June 1994.

CARIBBEAN CORNUCOPIA: PEEPALTREE PRESS KEVYN ALAN ARTHUR, England and Nowhere, ISBN 0948833-51-3 £5.95.
ABDUR-RAHMAN SLADE HOPKINSON, Snowscape with Signature, ISBN 0-948833-74-2,£],95
BIBHU PADHI, Lines from a Legend, ISBN 0-948833-50-5, £4·95
E. M. ROACH, The Flowering Rock, ISBN 0 94883334-3, £8·95
R. RAJ RAO, Slide Show, ISBN 0 948833-49-1 £4·95
RALPH THOMPSON, The denting of a wave, ISBN 0 948833-62-9, £8.95
JOHN FIGUEROA, The Chase, ISBN 0948833-52-1, £8·95
VELMA POLLARD, Shame1tees don't Grow here… but poincianas bloom, ISBN 0 948833-48-3, £4·95
RACHEL MANLEY, A Light Left On, ISBN 094883355-6,£4.95
EARL MCKENZIE, Against Linearity, ISBN 0 948833-63-7, £4·95

MARC MATTHEWS, A Season of Some-19-times, ISBN0948833-41-6,£4.95
RUPERT ROOPNARAINE, Suite for Supriya, ISBN 0 948833-27-0 £5·95


First, a word for our sponsors: the re-establishment of Peepal Tree Press on a firm (well, it looked firm until the government went for the Arts Council) financial footing was due to an Arts Council grant and backing from the Centre for Research in Asian Migration at the University of Warwick (CRAM). Jeremy Poynting, who has run Peepal Tree from its inception, can be proud of the number of now well-known poets whose work he has supported. He began in 1985 with Guyanese writers and has now expanded his range. The production standards of this group of new volumes of verse is high, while the prices are low his success depends upon direct mail, so let me open with his address: 17 King's Avenue, Leeds LS6 1S. There is a fiction list, as well as a small quantity of drama and criticism. A newsletter advertises his wares. It is the technological revolution in publishing which makes this kind of effort possible, as well as the willingness of editors to do something other than edit for a living. Above all, it is the expansian in the poetry-reading world of what we ...


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