Unanimous Night

A Canadian poet with a Caribbean voice, Cyril Dabydeen has been hailed as “a distinctly cross-cultural imagination” by the Arts Journal and has been recognized by Alistair MacLeod as possessing “an increasingly sophisticated mastery of poetic technique.”Dabydeen, who grew up in Guyana, made his publishing debut in 1972. Comparisons between Canada and his birthplace are a recurring theme in his work. In particular, Dabydeen’s encounters with Canada’s First Nations have had a lasting influence.

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