Amílcar Sanatan

Amílcar Peter Sanatan is a PhD. candidate in Cultural Studies at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. His poetry has appeared in the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, The Caribbean Writer, Cordite Poetry Review, Gutter, Interviewing the Caribbean, Magma, Moko Magazine, PREE Lit, Sargasso and Sinking City. Sanatan is an alumnus of The Cropper Foundation’s 10th Caribbean Creative Writers’ Residential Workshop. He has performed spoken word poetry and coordinated open mics in Trinidad and Tobago for over a decade.

Calypso from a Cemetery Slum

Idle skulls heap in the corner of tombs, I scrub the art, sometimes paint sky blue, Tuscan sunset, fuchsia to give a kind of simple praise. In the periphery of Urbanisation’s philosophy, children dream kingdoms of fine passages, repeated hammock …

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Dry Cry

Old men in open shirts and give-away caps sit royally on the staircase of the community parlour. Their teeth grind like their knees in the picong, empty quarrels about cricket and young boys on the port smuggling drugs in the …

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