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1001 Stories Collection

Granny's Sugarcake

1001 Grannys Sugarcake
Added on 06th August 2020

Poet John Lyons
First published 2015
Publisher Peepal Tree Press

An evocative poem about food, family and memories from the anthology Dancing in the Rain.

Story

Written in Creole John Lyons remembers his granny and the making of her sugarcake.

Why we chose it

An evocative poem about food and family.

Where it came from

In the anthology Dancing in the Rain, John Lyons describes his Trinidadian childhood, the warm rain, the wildlife, characters from Trinidadian folklore and food shared with family and friends.

Where it went next

Dancing in the Rain was shortlisted for the 2016 CLPE Poetry award.

Added on 06th August 2020

Poet John Lyons
First published 2015
Publisher Peepal Tree Press