This eclectic collection serves as an introduction to a Caribbean woman who is anything but typical.

“Carolle Bourne is a fine poet with a rare combination of sensuality and wry wit. She can make words dance…able to express all the poignancy of loss and pain while retaining the mocking detachment of a latter-day Dorothy Parker. A truly original and refreshing voice from the Caribbean.” Pauline Melville

“…from poem to poem, this book grows…” Kamau Brathwaite

Born in St. Vincent, Carolle Bourne moved to Trinidad as a young woman and lived for some time in the U.S. working in advertising and as a journalist. After returning to the Caribbean in 1974, she settled in Barbados. She won the NIFCA Kamau Brathwaite Award for Poetry in 2002. The previous year, Saraband was the recipient of a prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Award.

In bookstores now - such as in Pages at Cave Shepherd; The Book Place in Coles Building; The Cloister Bookstore(s) or Island Newsstand in DaCosta's Colonnade Mall, Saraband is also available from Amazon.

Also, find out more at The Independent Press.