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No Apples in Eden - John Lyons

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John Lyons: Carnivalesque is on display at the Whitworth between 10 May - 25 August 2024. He is internationally renowned as a painter and poet.

No Apples in Eden draws on his four previous collections and includes more of his trademark vibrant new work.

“Most of these poems are made from the tough materials and the tough language of folklore and custom. Say them aloud and improve your English as well as your Trinidadian.” – Roy Fisher

"In hauntingly beautiful language, John Lyons recounts snippets of Caribbean life through poems which dance in the memory long after the book is closed." — Valerie Bloom