There is an Anger That Moves
- Kei Miller (a published student)
- November 2007
- Carcanet Press Ltd
About the publication
The six sequences of There Is an Anger that Moves travel from Jamaica to England and back. A mother's heart is broken; men fall in love secretly; people dance until they die. Religion haunts these disbelieving poems which move sometimes to the measure of a hymn, sometimes to the cadence of a Baptist sermon. Each swells with its own conviction, even when that conviction is doubt. Miller makes us believe in the power of unexpected things: the colour orange, broken coffins, ice cream and in the transforming power of poetry.
Raise high the roofbeams, here comes a strong new presence in poetry… Kei Miller's is a voice we will hear much more of, for it speaks and sings with rare confidence and authority.Lorna Goodison
Some of the most exciting poetry I've read in years. Radiant utterance that speaks of island experiences and gender politics from a deep well of understanding, with empathy, humour and insight. An extraordinary new voice singing with clarity and grace.Olive Senior