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Jubilation!: Jamaican Independence in Poetry

Jubilation! An anthology of Jamaican poetry edited by Kwame Dawes

Jubilation is the expression of great joy and triumph.

Binta Breeze Blows Through Poetry Society

Jean 'Binta' Breeze

July’s edition of the monthly fellowship of the Poetry Society of Jamaica, at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, was graced by actor, director, choreographer and one of dub-poetry’s innovators Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze.

Sharon Millar - A Writer to Watch

Sharon Millar

Plagued by a struggling publishing industry, many Caribbean writers find it best to migrate to the metropoles where the machinery of agents and managers make the road from manuscript to book a little less precarious.

Diana McCaulay Writes up a Historical 'Storm' With Huracan

Diana McCaulay

On the heels of winning the 2012 Commonwealth Writers  Short Story competition, Diana McCaulay is set to launch the novel she says she was always meant to write.

Lunch with Poetry on the Side - Speak Lunch

Fabian Thomas reads at the June rendition of Speak Lunch

It's lunch time in New Kingston, the heart of the city’s business district.  Under the huge guango tree which stretches out its branches behind the offices of the Ministry of Tourism, creating an oasis from the heat threatening to stifle the city, a few poets and poetry lovers come to share

Rahul Bhattacharya Reads From The Sly Company of People Who Care

The Sly Company of People Who Care - Journey into the Heart of 'Slyness'

The Sly Company of People Who Care

I approached Rahul Bhattacharya’s The Sly Company of People Who Care with a hint of trepidation caused by the ways in which people from “elsewhere” view those of us living “here” in the Caribbean.

'Chinaman' Cops Commonwealth Book Prize 2012

Karunatilaka's Chinaman cops the CW Book Prize 2012

Home, Slavery & the Children of Sisyphus: Orlando Patterson Speaks

Orlando Patterson

It was noon and the sun blazed, but while a few sought refuge under the craggy tamarind trees and others dipped in the azure Caribbean sea, most were clustered under the tent, braving the sweltering midday heat.

The 'Calabash' Runneth Over: The Good, The Great and the Passable at Calabash 2012

Chimamanda Adiche reading at Calabash 2012

As the temperatures rose marking the impending arrival of summer, throngs of lit-lovers swarmed to the once sleepy fishing and farming village of Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. They came in hopes of poetry, prose and good vibes.

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