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To My Mother, the Art Critic

E A Markham


To My Mother, the Art Critic

E A Markham


Poem introduction

I suppose, just two words that one might draw attention to. One is Anancyman. Anancy is the spider god that came over from Africa to the Caribbean, and informed so much of our literature; the weakest creature in the forest, who had to get his way by subterfuge and cunning rather than by strength and power. The other reference is to a couple of the art galleries in Paris that we know and love.

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