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Coming Home to Teach - Kwame Dawes for Three Events in Kingston

Kwame Dawes to hold master class, give Edward Baugh lecture and read in Kingston

Kwame Dawes is coming home to teach - at least for a few days. The supremely prolific Dawes will be holding a master class, giving a lecture and be one of the headliners at the 2018 Love Affair With Literature.

Calabash 2016 Brings a Literary Feast to Fruuishaan

Calabash 2016 brought a literary feast

Most of the year it’s a tranquil little town. While the waves are often restless taking more and more of the shoreline away with it each day, everything else in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, is an essay in tranquility.

Issue 7 - The Erotica Edition

Susumba's Book Bag Issue 7 - Cover by Leaso Johnson

Poets Pay Tribute to Don Drummond

Raymond Mair, Mervyn Morris, Jerry Small, Lorna Goodison & Kwame Dawes on Don D

Five Jamaican poets gathered to explore and celebrate the nature and impact of iconic trombonist Don Drummond, whose music and tragic fate have inspired many poetic verses.

Knowing Yourself is Wonderful: A Calabash Reasoning Wtih Jamaica Kincaid

Kwame Dawes and Jamaica Kincaid at Calabash International Literary Festival 2014

Theoretically, the Calabash International Literary Festival has no headliners. But in truth all writers are not equal and from the pack of heavy hitters piled on to the 2014 installation of the festival, Jamaica Kincaid stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Caribbean Poets Celebrate Mikey Smith

Kei Miller reads from his latest collection of 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.

Calabash 2014 Unleashes a 'Globalishus' Line Up

Kwame Dawes and Justine Henzell, give the line-up for Calabash 2014

The Calabash Literary festival has announced a juggernaut of a line-up for the 2014 installation of the festival, which will be staged under the theme Globalishus.

Jubilation!: Jamaican Independence in Poetry

Jubilation! An anthology of Jamaican poetry edited by Kwame Dawes

Jubilation is the expression of great joy and triumph.

Home, Slavery & the Children of Sisyphus: Orlando Patterson Speaks

Orlando Patterson

It was noon and the sun blazed, but while a few sought refuge under the craggy tamarind trees and others dipped in the azure Caribbean sea, most were clustered under the tent, braving the sweltering midday heat.