Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Poet Lorna Goodison will step into the role of Jamaica’s second official Poet Laureate becoming the first Jamaican woman appointed to the post.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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.
Yashika Graham | Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 10th, 2016
Linton Kwesi Johnson is one of the legends of dub poetry in particular and Caribbean performance poetry in general.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, December 6th, 2015
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, April 11th, 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.
Robyn Stephenson | Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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
Jordan de la Haye | Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 11th, 2015
The lecture theatre at the new Faculty of Medical Sciences complex echoed with music, poetry and praise as Tanya Shirley’s sophomore collection The Merchant of Feathers was ushered into the world.