Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Though Dancehall music and poetry are not the most common of bedfellows, it was the combination offered up at Rhyme and Lyme on Monday night. The first in the monthly series featured performances by Mel Cooke, Sabrena McDonald and rising DJ Darrio.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, March 30th, 2013
The Phillip Sherlock Centre played home to the launch of Ralph Thompson’s latest collection of poetry, Talking Words for A Walk.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, March 15th, 2013
Velma Pollard is set to launch her latest anthology of poems And Caret Bay Again: New and Selected Poems. The launch is slated to take place at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, University of the West Indies Mona on Sunday March 17 at 11:00 am.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, March 4th, 2013
Sunday morning was cold and grey, as a cold front crept across Kingston. However the cool winds and accompanying drizzle were not enough to dampen the flickering of love for literature.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Poet and journalist Melville Cooke staged a successful launch of his second anthology of poems, a live album titled Seh Sup’m: Live From Kingston. To do so, he teamed up with the Poetry Society of Jamaica as the featured poet of their first fellowship of the year.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, November 19th, 2012
For a brief moment, the Bookophilia store, Liguanea, Kingston, was transformed from a space where words were sold to one where they were crafted. Dubbed "Passion for Poetry" the evening featured poet Tanya Shirley talking to aspiring poets about her ideas on poetry and the life of a poet.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, October 5th, 2012
Poetry is often intensely personal business, an intimate dissection of the heart and mind. Yet for Shara McCallum, poetry requires more than the personal. To focus only on the personal, she says, will result in a narcissistic, myopic vision.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, July 1st, 2012
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