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Martin Carter: poems and reviews.
~Looking at Your Hands, Martin Carter, 1951

Welcome to Risker, Risk, a community dedicated primarily to the Guyanese poet, Mr. Martin Wylde Carter, and his works.

Your modly mod is Sahara Storm. ^__^

Martin Carter was a Guyanese poet and politician who lived from 1927 to 1997. He was primarily a political poet, but should not be pigeon-holed as such; Carter's work can fit in to every aspect of our lives.

The purpose of this community is to share his work for others to appreciate and discuss, and share your own critical reviews and appreciations for others to read and benefit from. The latter objective is very important, and is also the primary reason for the existence of this community; there are very few critical reviews of Carter's work in existence. So what we want to do it put some stuff out there, especially for the students who are currently studying his work, and need a leg up. ^^

In that vein, posts asking questions about Martin Carter's work are all okay as well. We're here to help!

Everyone, from amateur students to the most distinguished professor, is welcome here. ♥

The rules? Are few and simple.

1) BE NICE. In Trinbago, we have this thing called broughtup-sy. Pretend like you have it. ♥

2) Please post with a purpose. It's awesome if you'd like to post the poem Three Years After This because you think it doesn't get enough recognition, but please be sure to include a bit of your own commentary. Even if it's just a few lines, just tell us what you think and what you got from the poem. Remember, we're all here to learn from each other. We can get a copy of the poem anywhere. But your opinion? We can only get that from you. :)

Similarly, if you're asking a question, make it pertinent. A good question = 'What are some of the major themes in Till I Collect?' A bad question = 'Do you think Martin Carter liked going fishing?'

3) The lj-cut is your friend. Please use it as appropriate. For instance, if you would like to post the poem Listening to the Land along with your essay on it, everything but the poem should go under the cut. However, if you are doing the same, except with a long poem like I Come from the Nigger Yard, everything should go under the cut. Please use your discretion.

When posting with a question, lj-cuts are not necessary.

4) DO NOT CLAIM ANY OF THE MATERIAL POSTED HERE AS YOUR OWN. You must understand that the people who post here do so out of their own free will, and a desire to share their knowledge with others. You read, you enjoy, you formulate new ideas, you debate theories, you look at things from a different perspective, you come to a better understanding of the poem, but you do not plagiarise. Please. It's just wrong.

5) Please keep net-speak to a minimum.



8) Have fun spreading those Carter-gasms. =DD

If you have any questions or queries, please direct them towards the mod, who will only be too happy to answer you. ^_^

Some helpful links. :)

Martin Carter’s Biography
Martin Carter Blog

Contact the mod:
MSN: saharastorm@hotmail.com
AIM: saharaofthesands

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