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Caribbean Poets

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

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller Listed in 50 Greatest Love Poems in 50 Years

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller have been included in the South Bank Centre’s list of 50 Greatest Love Poems in 50 Years, with Derek Walcott also included as one of two brawta poems on the list, which actually comprises 52 poems. 

Strange Bedfellows: Kwame Dawes Uncovers Links Between TS Elliott and Caribbean Poetry

Professor Kwame Dawes

At a first glance, Caribbean poetry and the work of TS Elliott do appear to be Strange Bedfellows, as declared by the aptly titled lecture by Professor Dawes, staged by the National Library of Jamaica.

Arts in the Park 2014 Showcases Spoken Word

Arts in the Park 2014

Spoken word and craft will get their day in the spotlight as the Entertainment Advisory Board rolls out the green carpet for Arts in the Park 2014.

Poetry 'Rains' at Yo! Yaddo! Word!

A-dZiko Simba performs at Yo! Yaddo! Word!

The pouring rains that showered down on Kingston on Wednesday, did little to dampen the a Yo! Yaddo! Word! fundraising event staged by A-dZiko Simba at Redbones the Blues Cafe, New Kingston. With words from Kei Miller, M’bala, Damali, Mel Cooke and Simba, it was poetry that rained.

John Agard Receives Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Poet John Agard

Guyanese poet John Agard has joined the literary star spangled list of recipients of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Talking and Writing Divorce - Opal Palmer Adisa

Opal Palmer Adisa

It is the season of sorrel and cake, but a platter of prose and poetry by Opal Palmer Adisa was also served up at Redbones the Blues Cafe. Palmer Adisa’s menu included selections from the anthology she co-edited Caribbean Erotic and her second novel Painting Away Regrets.