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A Promise to Be Herself - Lorna Goodison Invested as Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison is pinned and sashed by Sr. Patrick Allen

Lorna Goodison recently took over the mantle as Poet Laureate of Jamaica when the investiture ceremony took place at the King’s House Ballroom.

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.

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.

Jamaica Music Museum Explores Don Drummond Through Poetry, Music and Musings

Jamaica Music Music explores Don Drummond for Reggae Month 2016

The Jamaican Music Museum’s Reggae Month Groundation series breaks new ground in 2016, by focusing on a single musician. The 2016 series will pay keen attention to the legendary, enigmatic trombonist Don Drummond.

Talking Trees 2015: A Few Fine Moments But Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

Lorna Goodison closes off Talking Trees 2015

The Labour Day weekend journey from Kingston, through the hills of Manchester and winding down to the St. Elizabeth seaside has become a tradition for many of Jamaica‘s lit lovers. Usually, its to get to the Calabash Literary Festival, which is now unfortunately biennial.

Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, Eddie Baugh And Tanya Shirley for Talking Trees 2015

Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, Tanya Shirley & Eddie Baugh: Talking Trees  2015

The 2015 edition of the Talking Trees Literary Fiesta is gearing up to be a calendar noteworthy event for lit lovers. Organizers of the biennial literary festival have unveiled a stellar line-up set to heat up the black sands of Treasure Beach.

Caribbean Poets Celebrate Mikey Smith

Kei Miller reads from his latest collection of poems

Robert Antoni Wins OCM Bocas Prize 2014

Robert Antoni author of As Flies to Whatless Boys wins the OCM Bocas Prize 2014

Robert Antoni’s As Flies to Whatless Boys copped the fourth OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and in an unprecedented move, (at least in the awards short but distinguished life) he decided that he would share his winnings with the two other shortlisted writers Lorna Goodi

Three Writers Shortlisted for Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2014

Bocas Lit Prize 2014 Shortlist

Visions, ‘whatless’ boys and journeys will be contesting for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature as the shortlist for the coveted award was recently announced.

Goodison, Baugh and Miller Have 'Affair With Literature'

Kei Miller reads at Love Affair With Literature

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.