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Double Dose of Poetry from Mervyn Morris

Jean Lowrie-Chin collects a signature from Mervyn Morris

At the dusk of his tenure as Poet Laureate of Jamaica, a tenure which began in May 2014 and came to an end May 2017, Professor Mervyn Morris gifted the world with a double dose of poetry.

Kei Miller Captures OCM Bocas Prize 2017

Kei Miller Wins 2017 OCM Bocas Prize

Buoyed by his tale of the flying preacher man, novelist, poet and essayist Kei Miller soared to the top to snatch the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for his novel Augustown.

Four Caribbean Writers Make Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Four Caribbean Writers Make Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Four Caribbean writers from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have made it to the shortlist for the 2017 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Finalists Announced

Burt Award 2017 finalists announced

Trinidadians Kevin Jared Hosein and Lisa Allen-Agostini and Puerto Rican Viviana Prado-Nunez will be vying for the three top spots and CA$22,000 in prizes in the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The three finalists of the award were announced today, March 22, 2017.

Lorna Goodison First Female Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Lorna Goodison announced as next Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Poet Lorna Goodison will step into the role of Jamaica’s second official Poet Laureate becoming the first Jamaican woman appointed to the post.

Words that burn in the blood: nine quotes in memory of Derek Walcott

Nine Quotes in Memory of Derek Walcott

The world shudders in the wake of the passing of Derek Walcott. Playwright. Poet. Nobel Laureate. His words built monuments that continue to stand in the face of his death at age 87, on March 17, 2017.

Heartbreak and Healing: Lynn Joseph's Dancing in the Rain

Heartbreak & Healing: Lynn Joseph's Dancing in the Rain

A twelve year old girl who believes she is a mermaid and an eight year old boy far wiser than his years find solace in each other in the aftermath of 9/11.

Bocas Literary Prize 2017 Longlist Announced

2017 Bocas Prize Longlist

The 2017 Longlist for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature has been announced and it is dominated by younger writers from the region, with six Jamaican writers included on the list of nine.

Her Patchwork Aesthetic: Jaqueline Bishop’s The Gymnast and Other Positions

Jacqueline Bishop's The Gymnast and Other Stories - a literary patchwork quilt

Having traversed the genres of novel writing and poetry, writer-painter-photographer Jaqueline Bishop dips her toes into the well of short stories and essays in her collection The Gymnast and Other Positions.

Two Caribbean Writers Earn 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize

Erna Brodber and André Alexis are two of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Awardees

Two Caribbean writers, Jamaica’s Erna Brodber and Trinidad and Tobago’s André Alexis were among the eight recipients of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize which awards writers at two ends of the spectrum - those who have made significant literary achievement and t

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