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Jamaican Poetry off the Cuff #1 - Hibiscus Memory

Hibiscus Memory

I see the sun
Glowing brighter than a 50 watt bulb
And I am tempted outside;
I step on the grass carpet
And it feels like heaven under my toes; 109 more words

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Denise N. Fyffe, Writer reblogged this on THE ISLAND JOURNAL and commented:

I see the sun Glowing brighter than a 50 watt bulb And I am tempted outside;

Precious Shifting Sand: Anton Nimblett Reviews “Limbo: A Novel about Jamaica”

In “Precious Shifting Sand” (sx 47, 2015), Anton Nimblett reviews Esther Figueroa’s Limbo: A Novel about Jamaica (New York: Arcade, 2014). Here are just a few excerpts; to read this outstanding review, see the link below. 446 more words


Forthcoming Book: Jacqueline Bishop’s “The Gymnast and Other Positions”

Peepal Tree Press will soon publish The Gymnast and Other Positions: Stories, Essays, Interviews (December 2015) by Jamaican writer Jacqueline Bishop . Sounds exciting. Our congrats to the author! 352 more words

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Five Questions about Pamela Mordecai’s “de book of Mary”

Here are a two short excerpts from “Five Questions about de book of Mary with Pamela Mordecai,” published yesterday on Poéfrika—a fascinating read. I can’t believe I missed this book the first time around; now I feel compelled to find it. 298 more words


Book Launch: Colin Channer’s “Providential”

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 7:30pm, Colin Channer—in conversation with Paul Holdengraber of the New York Public Library—will present his debut poetry collection, Providential… 492 more words

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Marlon James among authors on the St. Francis College Literary Prize shortlist

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently announced the six authors chosen for the St. Francis College Literary Prize shortlist. Among them is Jamaican author Marlon James ( 416 more words


Forthcoming Book: Donna Aza Weir-Soley’s “The Woman Who Knew”

Jamaican born writer and professor of English Donna Aza Weir-Soley has recently published her latest poetry collection, The Woman Who Knew (Finishing Line Press, 2015). The book is available for pre-ordering at this time. 171 more words

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