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Double Dose of Poetry from Mervyn Morris

Jean Lowrie-Chin collects a signature from Mervyn Morris

At the dusk of his tenure as Poet Laureate of Jamaica, a tenure which began in May 2014 and came to an end May 2017, Professor Mervyn Morris gifted the world with a double dose of poetry.

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.

Words that burn in the blood: nine quotes in memory of Derek Walcott

Nine Quotes in Memory of Derek Walcott

The world shudders in the wake of the passing of Derek Walcott. Playwright. Poet. Nobel Laureate. His words built monuments that continue to stand in the face of his death at age 87, on March 17, 2017.

Memory and Spirits Haunt in Shara McCallum’s Mad Woman

Shara McCallum's Mad Woman dabbles in fire and duppies

If madness means being plagued by memory, haunted by ruins of the past, and housing oneself in the thick of life, then may we all be so afflicted.

Linton Kwesi Johnson to Host Performance Poetry Workshop at UWI

Linton Kwesi Johnson to present performance poetry workshop

Linton Kwesi Johnson is one of the legends of dub poetry in particular and Caribbean performance poetry in general.

Issue 6 - Susumba's Book Bag

Tribe Sankofa Gets 'Turnt Up' With Kei Miller and Michael Sean Harris

Kei Miller, Yashika Graham and Michael Sean Harris for World Soul in December

Tribe Sankofa is getting ‘turnt up’! At least so declares the name of their upcoming edition of their Word Soul performance event. The list of guest performers slated to join the Tribe for the performance suggests that this is no empty boast.

Prof Mervyn Morris Enters the Drawing Room: Poet Laureate to Lead Writing Retreat

Prof Mervyn Morris to Lead DRP Retreat 2015

Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Professor Mervyn Morris will be leading the second Annual Drawing Room Project Writers’ Retreat, slated for the Liberty Hill Great House and Spa in Lime Hall, St. Ann, Jamaica.

Intimate Farewells: An Evening of Poetry by the Caribbean Poetry Project

Professor Edward Baugh reads in the setting sun at An Evening of Poetry

With the Blue Mountains as its backdrop and birdsong as musical backing, the University of Cambridge and the School of Education at the University of the West Indies unfolded pleats of new and old poetry while saying goodbye to their literary collaboration, the Caribbean Poetry Project on Wednes

Owen Blakka Ellis Revels in 'Riddim & Riddles' With New Collection

Ian 'Ity' Ellis and Owen Blakka Ellis at the launch of Riddim and Riddles

What a time to be a Jamaican. Although the country might be failing in many areas, the creative industries are in their prime and have been brewing a cultural paradigm shift that could change the common perspective on Jamaican art.

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