Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Poet Lorna Goodison will step into the role of Jamaica’s second official Poet Laureate becoming the first Jamaican woman appointed to the post.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
The Caribbean made a near complete sweep of the 25th year of the Forward Prizes.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 20th, 2015
“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.
Robyn Stephenson | Friday, July 31st, 2015
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Poet and painter Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné has emerged the winner of the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.
Robyn Stephenson | Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Every Sunday morning Earl McKenzie listens to the Mass in B Minor, a symphony composed by the famous Johann Sebastian Bach.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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 Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Acclaimed poet Tanya Shirley is set to launch her sophomore collection The Merchant of Feathers (Peepal Tree Press, 2014).
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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