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Book Bag Issue 9: Mervyn Morris Speaks

Susumba's Book Bag Issue 9 - Cover Image by William Abbott

Notes from a Cannibal - How to Eat Your Words, Safiya Sinclair

Safiya Sinclair reads at Bookophilia

Safiya Sinclair is the author of Cannibal her lyrical and entrancing debut collection of poems. Cannibalism is not a delicate art, it requires a strong stomach to deal with the entrails and blood.

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.

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