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John Robert Lees Collected Poems 1975 2015: A review by MacDonald Dixon


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Collected Poems 1975 2015 by John Robert Lee (Peepal Tree Press, 2017) represents one mans spiritual journey meandering through thorny labyrinths of faith, in the poets words, from inner city provinces to southern islands of Amerika. (Challenger) The journey began long before 1975 when a young Robert witnessed his father Alleyne relishing a dessert of fresh ripe mangoes on a Sunday afternoon and began to contemplate his romance with the written word. Engulfed by greenery in the little arbour at La Carierre on the outskirts of Castries, St. Lucia where he lived, and intoxicated by night sounds from crickets and distant hi-fi sounds, it was easy to observe and dream...

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