Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Acclaimed poet Tanya Shirley is set to launch her sophomore collection The Merchant of Feathers (Peepal Tree Press, 2014).
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
“You’re coming into your creative kingdom and your name will be hallowed,” said Dr. Michael Bucknor. The words came as a part of his closing remarks introducing Kei Miller’s Writing Down the Vision: Essays and Prophecies.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, July 7th, 2014
Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller have been included in the South Bank Centre’s list of 50 Greatest Love Poems in 50 Years, with Derek Walcott also included as one of two brawta poems on the list, which actually comprises 52 poems.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, December 9th, 2013
On Tuesday evening, in the gardens surrounding the Emry James Museum at St. Andrew High School, Margaret Reckord Bernal’s Island Reliquaries: Voices of a Jamaican Past made its official introduction to Jamaica.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, August 8th, 2013
The August rendition of Seh Sup’m, the Kingston based live music and poetry event, started off with a small audience and big intentions as the live music and poetry event did battle with the mega parties and the need for sun, sea and such that littered Jamaica’s entertainment landscape during th
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, July 1st, 2013
Dub poet Cherry Natural, let loose her latest collection of poetry, Intellectual Bad Gyal, at the June installment of the Poetry Society of Jamaica’s monthly fellowship.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, July 1st, 2012
It's lunch time in New Kingston, the heart of the city’s business district. Under the huge guango tree which stretches out its branches behind the offices of the Ministry of Tourism, creating an oasis from the heat threatening to stifle the city, a few poets and poetry lovers come to share
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Kingston is getting ready to showcase its artsy side with the return of the festival Kingston on the Edge (KOTE), under the theme Identity, The Opened I.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, May 28th, 2012
As the temperatures rose marking the impending arrival of summer, throngs of lit-lovers swarmed to the once sleepy fishing and farming village of Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. They came in hopes of poetry, prose and good vibes.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Professor Mervyn Morris reads from his anthology of poems I Been There Sort Of: New and Selected Poems, at the Bocas Literary Festival in Port of Spain, April 27 - 29.