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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.

The Poet With Soft Things to Sell - Tanya Shirley, Merchant of Feathers

Tanya Shirley reads from The Merchant of Feathers

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.

Tanya Shirley Launches The Merchant of Feathers

Tanya Shirley

Acclaimed poet Tanya Shirley is set to launch her sophomore collection The Merchant of Feathers (Peepal Tree Press, 2014).

Kei Miller and His Creative Kingdom at the Philip Sherlock

Kei Milller

“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.

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller Listed in 50 Greatest Love Poems in 50 Years

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller

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. 

Margaret Reckord Bernal Launches Island Reliquaries

Margaret Reckord Bernal author of Island Reliquaries

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.

Blues, Poetry and Reggae Combine Seh Sup'm

Wayne McGregor & M'Bala close August rendition of Seh Sup'm live music & poetry

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

Intellectual Bad Gyal Unleashed at Poetry Society

Cherry Natural at the launch of Intellectual Bad Gyal

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.

Lunch with Poetry on the Side - Speak Lunch

Fabian Thomas reads at the June rendition of Speak Lunch

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

KOTE 2012: Opening the 'I' in Identity

Kingston on the Edge

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.

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