… All the poems between My Momma Did Say I Would Meet A Girl Like You and Untitled are observations, reminiscences, and insights – stories within a story. Using the river motif and oral tradition in Untitled the poet underscores certain thematic and analogous paradigms within a socio-cultural, geo-political landscape. This landscape is America. Why America? Well, Long Creek runs from the back of our house into the Roaring River. Moreover, all the diverse rivers of the world run into the great rivers of America. Similarly, peoples from across the globe … stream into America – the land of opportunity. America then, has become an inter-cultural, intracultural dynamic; framework – a cauldron that brews an alchemy of ideas that is characteristic of … a renewed people – called Americans. Many of the poems, their titles and the images within them, find a connection, a culmination even, in the last poem of this collection, the revelation – Untitled….
Gregory Wilson is Jamaican. He is a graduate from the University of the West Indies, at Mona, Jamaica. Mr. Wilson has been teaching for almost all of his adult life. In addition, he has been writing poems since high school. If Gregory has a love for teaching, he has a passion for writing—poems. He has been to several workshops and international poetry competitions. In 2005, he was second place winner at a convention of poets held in Reno, Nevada, by the Famous Poets Society. The kids whom he teaches, as well as his colleagues, and diverse audiences always enjoy listening to him read and recite his poems. Presently, Mr. Wilson teaches English language and literature at a prestigious high school in the Bahamas.