The Best Estimation in the World

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The Best Estimation in the World

Sonia Farmer’s latest poetry collection, The Best Estimation in the World, is now available from Poinciana Paper Press.

Portrayed as interviews with employees at a resort development, these poems examine the effect of the tourism industry on Bahamian identity. This is a work of satire. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

A special performance accompanying the launch of the book took place at The Current Baha Mar Gallery & Art Center on October 6th, 2019. Find out more and hear the entire performance.

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A selection of these poems appeared in PREE earlier this year, as well as The WomanSpeak Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women (Vol. 8). Previous versions also appear in their own chapbooks published by Poinciana Paper Press (The Overall Record for Being Human & Now That I Change). Sonia also read a selection on BBC Radio 4.

Some of these poems were completed during a residency in the summer of 2018 at The Current Baha Mar Gallery & Art Center, kindly funded by a Summer Research Fellowship Grant from the University of Iowa Graduate College.

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Purchase a limited-edition copy of The Best Estimation in the World with letterpress-printed covers by emailing Sonia at sonia [at], or purchase a print-on-demand copy through Amazon. A pair of special letterpress-printed broadsides featuring sections from the opening and closing poems of the book can also be purchased through Sonia.

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