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Edward Baugh Mines Black Sand at UWI Mona

Edward Baugh at the launch of Black Sands

Given the indelible footprints that Professor Baugh has tracked over the University of the West Indies campus, prints pressed into the minds of the numerous students who passed through his classes, it was not surprising that the launch of his third collection of poetry, Black Sand: New and Selec

Lyrical Fourway at Poetry Society of Jamaica

The Poetry Society of Jamaica served up a hard hitting lyrical four-way on Tuesday, November, 26.  It was the last gathering for 2013 and poets and would-be-poets turned out to their monthly fellowship of word and sound at their usual home, the ampitheatre at the Edna Manley College of the

"See the Poet Man there!": Edward Baugh on Poetry

Edward Baugh

“The thing I’ve always wanted to be most was a poet,” said Edward Baugh. We are rounding towards the end of our interview regarding the launch of his latest collection Black Sands: New and Selected Poems.

Jamaica Journal Steps Out at the National Gallery of Jamaica

Kim Robinson Walcott editor of the Jamaica Journal

The National Gallery of Jamaica provided a  launching pad for the latest installation of the Jamaica Journal last Sunday. The striking image from Ebony G.

'Selfie' Dubbed Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013

The Oxford Dictionaries Infograpic on the Many Spawns of Selfie

Even if you didn’t know what they call it, you’ve probably done it. Having risen in popularity from social media buzzword to mainstream media, ‘selfie’ was now inked its way into greater fame by scoring the title of Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013.

BIAJ Readies for National Book Awards 2013

Jamaica's National Book Awards 2013

Jamaica’s publishing sector is getting ready to don its glitz and glamour for the 12th National Book Awards set to take place on December 5, 2013, at 6:00 pm.

Nominations for Poet Laureate of Jamaica Opens

Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Nominations for the post of Poet Laureate of Jamaica are now open, with a view to naming the first honouree on January 26, 2014.

JCDC Launches Gold Anthology of Short Stories

JCDC Gold Anthology of Short Stories

Despite the inability of any of the this year’s prose fiction writers to attain gold, the 2013 Jamaica Creative Writing Awards Ceremony formed the backdrop for the celebration of those writers who had done so in the past.

UK Lecturer Shines Light on Caribbean Short Fiction in 7th Edward Baugh Lecture

James Proctor, Lecturer, New Castle University delivers 7th Edward Baugh Lecture

Comedian Blakka Ellis likes to declare that he may be short, but he is short of nothing. In a similar vein, although the form he explored was the short story, Dr. James Proctor’s lecture was a deep and insightful foray into the works of some of the Caribbean’s seminal writers.

Totlyn Oliver Gives 'Jamaica 101': A Book on Jamaican Culture

Jamaica 101 by Totlyn Oliver Banks

Well-known broadcaster Totlyn Oliver Banks has added to the growing pile of works commemorating Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence, with Jamaica 101, a book on Jamaican culture.