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Mervyn Morris: Advice to Aspiring Poets (Sort Of)

Professor Mervyn Morris Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Professor Mervyn Morris’ witty speech at the JCDC 2014 literary awards should not be missed by anyone aspiring to call themself a poet nor by many of those who already do.  Shrouded in Prof Morris’ guise of humility, the speech is a poet's guide to understanding craft, housing me

Her Last Cry: Sensitive, Serious With a Dash of Humour

Her Last Cry

Her Last Cry is the story of two women and an abusive man. It’s a story of pain, regret, and love (or what sometimes passes for it).

Poets Play Word Cup at Redbones

Mutabaruka

There was no football in sight, and so, being poets they played with words instead. The event was Word Cup an evening of word play. But poetry, was not the only art form to take over the field of play, as singers and musicians also had their time at the microphone.

Social Atrocities: Three Young Artists Speak

Greg Bailey's Recruits

Three young Jamaican artists turned their gaze on Jamaica to uncover the canker sores eating away at the nation. Dubbed Social Atrocities, the exhibition, currently showing at the Olympia Gallery, features new paintings by Kimani Beckford, Monique Lofters and Greg Bailey.

Downstairs and Dubtonic Kru Rock Redbones

Dubtonic Kru at Rock Paper Scissors III

A combination of the usual suspects and a few new ones gathered for the third edition of Rock Paper Scissors.

Colour Me: Vibrant and Inventive!

Quilt - Colour Me

If you haven't yet donated to Go Fund Me campaign to get The Quilt performing arts company to the 2014 Contacting the World Festival, it's about time you did!

Shining a Light Through the Decay: KOTE and The Ward Theatre

Cat Coore, Kerry-Ann Henry, Luis Felipe Bellorin, Randy McClaren and Jean Small

The 2014 staging of Kingston on the Edge (KOTE), a nine-day event spread across 22 venues and featuring 26 events, is currently underway.

SVA Final Year Exhibition 2014

Natali Daley's Creed

As I made my way through the Final Year exhibition of the School of the Visual Arts at the Edna Manley College, I was feeling a growing sense of disappointment. Last year’s had been exciting and seemed rife with vibrant emerging artists expressing new ideas.

Calabash 2014 - A Delicious Literary Fest!

Zadie Smith and Colum McCann at Calabash 2014

Last weekend, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, sizzled as the words of some of the world’s most renowned writers contested the sun’s unrelenting heat for supremacy.

Anything With Nothing: Street Art Skanks Into National Gallery of Jamaica

Miss Lou's face grace's the bonnet of a car

Jamaican street art skanked into the National Gallery of Jamaica via its latest exhibition Anything With Nothing, a look at the images that have been spattered on the walls of the Kingston’s streets.

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