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Caribbean Poets

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.

Trinidad's Vahni Capildeo Snags Top UK Poetry Prize

Vahni Capildeo becomes third Caribbean Writer to earn the Forward Prize

The Caribbean made a near complete sweep of the 25th year of the Forward Prizes.

Fresh Words From the Caribbean - Bocas at 2015 Brooklyn Book Fest

Vladimir Lucien and Tiphanie Yanique bringing 'fresh' poetry to Brooklyn

“What really thrills us is finding the new voices, the new writers,” declared Nicholas Laughlin, Programming Director of the Bocas Literary Fest. The occasion was The Word is Fresh, the festival’s third incursion into the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Juleus Ghunta Presents 'Likkle but Tallawah' Debut Chapbook

Poet Juleus Ghunta releases his first chapbook How I Learned to Ignore

Japan-based motivational speaker and youth advocate Juleus Ghunta has stepped into the realm of published poet with the release of his first poetry chapbook, The Way I Learned to Ignore. Several of his poems centre on his experiences of childhood.

Trinidadian Poet Danielle Boodoo-Fortune Cops 2015 Hollick Arvon Prize

Danielle Boodoo Fortune wins Hollick Arvon Prize 2015

Poet and painter Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné has emerged the winner of the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.

The Poet Paints Philosophy: An Earl McKenzie Exhibition

Earl McKenzie's exhibition currently at the UWI

Every Sunday morning Earl McKenzie listens to the Mass in B Minor, a symphony composed by the famous Johann Sebastian Bach.

Five Poets Make 2015 Hollick Arvon Prize Shortlist

Hollick Arvon Prize 2015 Shortlist

Five poets hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands have been shortlisted for the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.

Kamau Brathwaite is 2015 Frost Medalist

Kamau Brathwaite - 2015 Frost Medalist

Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite has been named the 2015 Frost Medalist. The Frost Medal is the Poetry Society of America’s highest award. The Frost Medal is given annually for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.

Tanya Shirley Launches The Merchant of Feathers

Tanya Shirley

Acclaimed poet Tanya Shirley is set to launch her sophomore collection The Merchant of Feathers (Peepal Tree Press, 2014).

Kei Miller Captures Forward Prize 2014

Kei Miller wins 2014 Forward Prize

Jamaican novelist, essayist and poet Kei Miller has captured the 2014 Forward Prize with his collection The Cartographer Tries to Map the Way to Zion, the latest addition to his already enviable list of published works comprising two novels, four poetry collections, a collection of sh

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