Tag: poetry

Calabash 2018 – Lit Up and Woke !

Every two years, Jamaicans young and young-at-heart flock to Jake’s in Treasure Beach for the Calabash International Literary Festival. There’s always something for everyone, no matter their ages or taste, but this year’s staging—from June 1-3—promises to be one of

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Lady Laureates

The 2018 staging of the biennial Calabash International Literary Festival will feature four women who are Poets Laureate of their countries: Jamaica’s own Lorna Goodison, Dame Carol Ann Duffy from the UK, Acadian/Canadian Georgette LeBlanc, and Tracy K Smith from

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Jovanté Anderson, Lauren Delapenha win Inaugural Young Writer’s for Poetry Prize

The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) today held the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day, Jamaica. Through the efforts of the Poet Laureate of Jamaica programme, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has officially declared a national poetry day celebration under the

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Press Release: Jamaica to officially proclaim World Poetry Day on March 21

Kingston, Jamaica: The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is proud to announce the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day, Jamaica on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at The Knutsford Court

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Why Jamaica Love Lorna Goodison Long Time …

From as early as 1982, The Gleaner presents records that bear witness to the ongoing love affair between Lorna Goodison and her native homeland. Goodison’s poems have paid homage to, offered criticism of and often craftily described and deconstructed the beauties

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Tracking Derek Walcott’s Trek Through The Gleaner (Pt 1: 1950-1960)

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Caribbean lost one of its most decorated and gifted literary gems. Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, son of St Lucia and Nobel Laureate, passed away. The accolades have been pouring out from around the world as international literary

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 15, 2016

You Must Trust And Support The Police – SSP Nesbeth. Senior Superinten-dent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, head of the St James Police Division, said residents of crime-plagued St James need to trust the police and give them their support in the…Read

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#diGSummer – Places To Go This Summer

#diGSummer has got you covered with places to go this summer. Like the hype and excitement? Check out the 19th International Dancehall Queen Competition August 1st. Maybe you would rather relax and unwind with some spoken word? The Poetry Society

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