978-1-9997736-1-8 · 80 pages · 129 × 198 mm · Feb. 2018
Giant is a manifestation, a creation story born of the ocean. Words turn over and under, shipwrecked then safe-shored. A blend of ghosts and myths meld and coalesce into being, as headstrong as the mountains, as wavering as the sea.
“[A] work of great economy and beauty, that builds steadily like a wave, to moments of the sublime” – longlisted for 2019’s OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.
Giant was highly commended by the Forward Arts Foundation, and the poem ‘Now / Tortola’ was featured in The Forward Book of Poetry 2019.
Longlisted in Poetry School’s Books of the Year 2018
Richard Georges is the winner of the 2015 Marvin Williams Prize for Caribbean Literature. His poems have been shortlisted for several awards, namely the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Hollick Arvon Prize, the Small Axe Literary Prize, and the Wasafiri New Writing Prize.
Praise & Reviews
Georges is a poet enraptured by the miraculous. — Rajiv Mohabir
These poems are sky-rooted and earthbound. — Ishion Hutchinson
[A] voice both calming and cleansing. — Nick Ripatrazone
[An] essential collection. — Anthony Anaxagorou
This meditative volume leaves room for the imagination, contemplation, and breath. — Zakia Carpenter-Hall, Poetry London
[Georges] is a cartographer of words. These poems are exploring geography—not just of space and nature, but also geography of history and geography of people. — Jen Campbell