Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris
Jamaica Poetry, Other Writers

Jamaican Poetry: Who is Professor Mervyn Morris? Poet Laureate of Jamaica

His name may not cut a dash with the dancehall crowd, but on the local arts scene, poet/author Mervyn Morris enjoys as much adulation as deejays Beenie Man or Bounty Killer. Without the bling and controversy, of course. Morris, 72, was recently awarded the Order of Merit for 'distinguished contribution to the field of West… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Who is Professor Mervyn Morris? Poet Laureate of Jamaica

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Jamaica Poetry, Other Writers

Jamaican Poetry: Ghetto Burial

By: Davene Rowe. Copyright © 2010, Davene Rowe. Buttons and T-Shirt memorabilia of a man who lived and died by the gun Ironically with the words ‘GONE TOO SOON” engraved A glass chariot transports the dead in style reminiscent of a fairy tale life The blings and the mode of dress are no different from… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Ghetto Burial

Jamaica Poetry, Other Writers

Jamaica and Calabash: The land of devoted offshore authors

Written by: Donna Bailey Nurse Kerry Young was thrilled when she received an invitation to read at the Calabash Literary Festival in Jamaica late last month. After more than four decades living in Britain, she still calls Jamaica home. Pao, her first novel, inspired by her father, had been nominated for the 2012 Commonwealth Writers Prize.… Continue reading Jamaica and Calabash: The land of devoted offshore authors