An Interview With Olive Senior

  title={An Interview With Olive Senior},
  author={C. H. Rowell},
SENIOR: I didn't grow up influenced by what I suppose you would call "the arts." I was born and grew up in rural Jamaica and my early childhood was far removed in space and time from any substantive external contacts and influences. My major influence then was the oral tradition-storytelling, "hot" preaching, praying and testifying (for religious influence was strong), concerts, "tea-meetings," and so on. Later came formal exposure to "English" literature in high school, encouraged by a… Expand
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