Book launch of THE STONE GATHERER to be held in August
A new collection of poems from Esther Phillips was published by Peepal Tree Press, UK. It’s slated for a Barbadian debut month after next – we’ll keep you posted.
Here’s a vote of thanks from Jamaica to Esther for a special reading of Calabash over there;-
“…what was undoubtedly one of the best readings of our festival this year. Thank you for your easy humor, your generosity, and for those poems ? rich with honesty about family, loves and the future. Thank you for making our opening night such a tremendous success.
“Your collection was one of only two books of poetry that were among the ten best selling books at Calabash. This is no small achievement. Thank you so much for your presence and for your art.
“Calabash just wants to let you know how important your presence was to its success this year. In another week, we will be sending you a note asking you for suggestions of writers for Calabash, a blurb or comment about the festival and a few other things. We trust that you will be able to respond to these requests as they play a major part in the planning of Calabash.”