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  1. “Hotly anticipated” Children of the Ash by N.C. Marks, new SVG poetry book comes home

    It’s already being called a combustible poetry collection, Children of the Ash by N.C. Marks comes home to St. Vincent on Friday, July 29, 2022. The new book by Marks, an SVG geography teacher, will launch in the Conference Room of Beachcombers Hotel, Villa Beach, at 5 pm – 7 pm, said Jacqueline Sample, president […]

    July 30, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Fires of Division: Season of Emancipation

    The National Cultural Foundation is pleased to officially mark the first day of this year’s Season of Emancipation, which falls on anniversary of the Bussa Rebellion, with an original production called Fires of Division. The theatre arts and spoken word piece speaks to all of the obstacles and separations that occurred throughout the journey from emancipation. […]

    April 20, 2022Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  3. More time to compete in the Poem Competition April 11, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. “People were ecstatic!” – Lecture on Caribbean author Lasana Sekou in Venice, Italy

    The work of St. Martin writer Lasana M. Sekou was the Caribbean literature topic recently at the University of the Third Age (UNITRE) in Mestre, mainland Venice, Italy. “I introduced Lasana Sekou and his work; talked about the geopolitical situation of St. Martin; then we showed videos of Lasana’s performances and read some poems in […]

    April 8, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Dominican poet selected for curated online feature

    Dominican poet, Tamara Lowe’s work was recently featured in the Acalabash Blog’s Poetry Portfolio; curated by John Robert Lee, a notable St. Lucian writer, who along with Andy Caul, the founder and main editor, are the persons behind the online repository of contemporary Caribbean writing. Her poems featured on the site (both written and in […]

    January 7, 2022CultureNo comments
  6. Tangle by Rochelle Ward, a “haunting” new book published in St Martin, by Lasana M. Sekou

    Tangle by Rochelle Ward (Faizah Tabasamu), a “haunting,” “sensual” poetry book, is now in St. Martin bookstores and online for everywhere, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).  “Tangle is a living organism” with “Haunting poems that vibrate and explode in the eye and heart,” said Belizean author Sean Taegar. “Ward draws together things […]

    December 1, 2021BooksNo comments

    Tomorrow 20th October UK Time 2.00 p.m. for the CELCE Poetry and Nature Event, University of Leeds. The theme is ‘Light‘. Barbados time: 9:00 am – ArtsEtc’s Linda Deane will be the eighth in the line-up, so that’s probably closer to 11 a.m our time. A total of nine poets from across the world will […]

    October 19, 2021Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. Third printing for “Golden Voices of S’maatin” by Ruby Bute

    The new printing of Golden Voices of S’maatin by Ruby Bute is available here at the Silk Cotton Grove Art Gallery, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers. The poetry book is in its third printing. “I am happy with the quality and content … the same as the previous two. I am […]

    July 22, 2021BooksNo comments
  9. ‘Africa in My Skin’ by Dominican Republic poet Rafael Nino Féliz, published as trilingual edition

    África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau by Rafael Nino Féliz has just been published by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The poems, in the original Spanish, with the English and French translations in one book, are strung together like invitations to the Dominican Republic and the other […]

    June 18, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  10. CDB Opens Call for Youth Spoken Word Contest

    The Caribbean Development Bank is inviting youth between the ages of 10 to 29 years old to enter their spoken word competition with original entries focused on the subject of innovation in education. The application deadline is May 31, 2021. More details can be found at

    May 21, 2021Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. Dominican Poet, Tamara Lowe, First Act on 2021 Bocas Lit Fest Virtual Stage

    Tamara Lowe, a poet from the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, kicked off the annual Bocas Lit Fest with her poem “To You Who Love Him.” She was the first in a packed lineup of Regional authors, poets and spoken word artists to perform at the 2021 staging of the annual three-day event presented by […]

    May 7, 2021BooksNo comments
  12. Jamaica’s Natanyah takes ‘Night Table’ to the masses

    Caribbean-Canadian Natanyah Peterkin has released her new book ‘Night Table‘ to the international market. Night Table, is a collection of provocatively written poetry that is both soul-stretching and sensually awakening. This book of erotic, enticing poetry is geared towards arousing all of its readers’ senses as well as inspiring a deeper feeling of desire. The […]

    March 4, 2021BooksNo comments
  13. Linda M. Deane Takes Top Prize at the 23rd FCLE Awards

    Linda M. Deane took the $10,000 top prize at the 23rd Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Competition. Her collection of poems, “An Ocean Away; My Mother Smiling: Tales of Migration and Memory” beat out more than 60 other entries to take the top spot in the long-running Central Bank of Barbados-sponsored writing contest. Deane’s win was […]

    February 19, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  14. From St. Martin to Cancún: Tourism poetry of Lasana Sekou under critical microscope in Mexico

    Literary critic David Anuar has placed Lasana Sekou’s poetry about tourism under a microscope in the new edition of the Mexican cultural journal, Tropo a la uña, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Lasana Sekou: turismo e inautenticidad del ser,” roughly translated as “Lasana Sekou: tourism and inauthenticity of being,” is the […]

    April 2, 2018BooksNo comments
  15. “Liviticus” by Kamau Brathwaite opens CARIFESTA Symposium book launch series

    Liviticus by Kamau Brathwaite will be launched at the Walcott Warner Theatre, UWI, Cave Hill, on Saturday, August 19, at 10 A.M., according to the CARIFESTA Symposium. The celebrated Barbadian poet is 87 and “Liviticus opens the CARIFESTA XIII Symposium book launch series,” said Lasana M. Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) — Brathwaite’s […]

    August 15, 2017Books, Breaking News, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. ‘Liviticus’ by Kamau Brathwaite, new book by distinguished Barbadian poet

    At age 87, the distinguished Caribbean poet/scholar offers up Liviticus, his newest poetry book, published here in June by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Lasana M. Sekou of the indie press. Liviticus is “a monument to sorrow that cherishes our origins as we live our lives of Modern distraction,” according to Garrett Hongo, the […]

    July 3, 2017Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments

    One of my absolute favourite poems is Derek Walcott’s “The Schooner Flight“– the opening poem in the Walcott collection entitled “The Star-Apple Kingdom“. This classic Walcott poem is an extended meditation on the predicament and promise of our Caribbean Civilization as manifested in the tragic life story of “Shabine“- a “red nigger who love the […]

    March 20, 2017Books, FeaturedNo comments
  18. 26 writers in new Virgin Islands book, launches in Tortola for Heritage Week 2016

    Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the Virgin Islands, A New Anthology Edited by Lasana M. Sekou, launched in Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI) over the weekend, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The book of 26 poets and spoken word artists from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost […]

    November 21, 2016BooksNo comments
  19. Legendary singer Leonard Cohen, 82, dies

    Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is dead, according to an official social media entry. Originally from Montreal in Canada – the highly respected artist was best known for his poetic and lyrical music, Cohen wrote a number of popular songs including the often-covered “Hallelujah,” used in the grim super hero film “The Watchmen” as well “Bird On […]

    November 13, 2016Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. “Memory, Identity, and Immortality in the Caribbean” By Michela A. Calderaro

    Caribbean literature has been gaining stature and critical attention beyond its territorial boundaries, not only in countries whose people speak the Caribbean languages but also in such countries as my Italy. In Italy the study of Caribbean literature, culture and history is part of university curricula, and more and more high school teachers are introducing […]

    August 21, 2016BooksNo comments

    HBO will exclusively air Beyoncé’s Lemonade for one night only on June 17 at 21hrs. Beyoncé has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won 20 Grammys(r), and the 60-minute HBO special presentation accompanies the megastar’s sixth studio album released earlier this year. Heralded an extraordinary visual masterpiece and Beyoncé’s best work to-date, Lemonade […]

    June 7, 2016MusicNo comments
  22. Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados 2016 opens March 9

    The 6th Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair – Barbados will open on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Divi Southwinds Resort with a Gala Reception from 6-9 pm, featuring opening remarks by Barbados Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth, Stephen Lashley. Kenneth “Black” Blackman, Ras Bongo Congo I, Ras Ilix Heartman, David “Guru” McClean, […]

    February 4, 2016Breaking News, Featured, GalleriesNo comments
  23. WANTED: Poems for the New Virgin Islands Book of Poetry, “Where I See the Sun”

    Calling “All poets and spoken word artists from the Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke), including those studying or living abroad, to submit up to five poems” for a new poetry book to be published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the […]

    December 16, 2015BooksNo comments
  24. 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). Ryan is one of Anguilla’s busiest poets and the edition of Where I See The Sun published by […]

    September 11, 2015CultureNo comments
  25. St. Martin poet Rochelle Ward guest at Dominica’s literary festival 2015

    Rochelle Ward continues to spread her poetic wings by reciting her poetry abroad, most recently at Dominica’s Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair 2015, said Lasana M. Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The St. Martin poet started off her visit as a featured reader at the festival’s opening on August 6. “I’m […]

    August 18, 2015BooksNo comments