Haitians hear Anguillian poet Lexus Ryan perform at CARIFESTA 2015

Lexus Ryan, one of the poets from the book Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla performed his poetry in Haiti at CARIFESTA 2015, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).

Lexus Ryan during his poetry recital on stage at CARIFESTA XII in Haiti, August 2015. (© CARICOM photo)

Lexus Ryan during his poetry recital on stage at CARIFESTA XII in Haiti, August 2015. (© CARICOM photo)

Ryan is one of Anguilla’s busiest poets and the edition of Where I See The Sun published by HNP last May is one of the region’s newest anthology of poems, said Sample.

Ryan recited his poems, exhibited copies of Where I See The Sun, and showcased his fashion designs as a member of Anguilla’s official delegation to CARIFESTA XII, according to Sample.

Lexus Ryan with copy of Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla in which his poetry appears. Logo of CARIFESTA XII is in background, Haiti, 2015. (© LP photo)

Lexus Ryan with copy of Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla in which his poetry appears. Logo of CARIFESTA XII is in background, Haiti, 2015. (© LP photo)

CARIFESTA is the largest festival of the arts and culture of Caribbean peoples. Each of the 22 countries and territories that took part this year showcased its nation’s excellence in painting, plastic arts, literature, drama, music, song, dance, and fashion design among other creative areas. “There were also parades in national dress, large music concerts, and panel discussions on topics such as Reparations by leading artists and intellectuals from the region,” said Sample.

CARIFESTA XIII will be hosted by Barbados.

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