Tag Archives: poetry

  1. “A Night of Poetry and Fiction” presented in conjunction w/Texas A&M University; Callaloo Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters & UWI’s Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

    Ravi Howard received the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2008 for the novel Like Trees, Walking, a fictionalized account of a true story, the 1981 lynching of a black teenager in Mobile, Alabama. Howard was a finalist for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in […]

    May 11, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. Young Harrison College alumnus publishes first e-book of poetry

    The words paint a telling and compelling image of the internal conflict between good and evil. It’s there in every syllable, every word, every line, every verse. “And ahead of My teachings in the face of a leer, I recognised solace in the deer gaze of fear” “I sail with stars across the firmament of […]

    April 13, 2015BooksNo comments
  3. 2015 Frost Medalist: Kamau Brathwaite, Barbadian Poet Laureate

    The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce that Kamau Brathwaite is the 2015 recipient of the organization’s highest award, the Frost Medal, presented annually for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. Previous winners of this award include Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Lucille Clifton, Charles Simic, Marilyn Nelson, and Gerald Stern, […]

    March 5, 2015Books, FeaturedNo comments
  4. ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY to be released at Caribbean Fine Arts (CAFA) Fair

    “Architects of Destiny is a collection of poetry, prose and musings that has been written over a tumultuous period of my life. The roller-coaster ride that I was prized with has taught me much about myself, the people I am surrounded by and those I chose or chose not to foster relationships with. My journey, […]

    February 19, 2015BooksNo comments

    Divi Southwinds Resort will host the 5th Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair – Barbados to be held March 11-15, 2015. CaFA Fair opens on Wednesday, March 11, 6-9 pm with a Gala Reception featuring a live musical performance by Terry “Mexican” Arthur, and presentation of the CaFA Fair Special Award of Merit to […]

    February 17, 2015Galleries2 comments
  6. Lasana Sekou’s poetry, short stories taught in Mexico and at the University of Puerto Rico

    In December, University of Puerto Rico (UPR) students will turn in term papers and take final exams that reflect their study of Nativity, The Salt Reaper, and Brotherhood of The Spurs by the St. Martin author Lasana M. Sekou. Some of the university students had more than just Sekou’s poetry and fiction books to read. […]

    December 14, 2014Books1 comment
  7. “Poets, Musicians, Writers Against Violence that is not Domestic” Dec. 11th 7 – 9:00 PM at Church Village Green of Central Bank of Barbados

    This event has the support of the Fran Wickham of the Frank Collymore Hall, the Institute for Gender and Development Studies – Nita Barrow Unit, several artistes and people who have jumped on board, and all my friends who are working and rooting to make it happen with three days planning. Kamau Brathwaite has shared […]

    December 10, 2014Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  8. Concert Highlights #2 – Honey Jam Barbados 2014

    After the success of the small scale introductory show, organizers planned a follow up production at the much larger Plantation Garden Theatre that same year in November, this time closer to the scale of what is done in Canada. The artists benefited from two workshops, a vocal and performance workshop featuring celebrity vocal coach Elaine […]

    November 9, 2014Events, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. ‘The Caribbean Writer – Volume 29’ will your Art or Story be in it?

    The Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, is announcing a submission call for its 29th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. Besides the usual poetry, short fiction and essays, Volume 29 will highlight […]

    November 4, 2014BooksNo comments
  10. WANTED: Poems for the New Anguilla Book of Poetry, “Where I See the Sun”

    “All poets and spoken word artists from Anguilla, including those studying or living abroad” are invited “to submit up to five poems” for a new poetry book to be published here by the House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla” is the working name for the planned […]

    November 2, 2014BooksNo comments
  11. St. Martin poetry selected by Dutch composers for choral music performance in Netherlands

    Newly created music to Drisana Deborah Jack‘s poetry will be performed at the 55th anniversary concert of the Delft Ars Vocalis Chamber Choir in the Netherlands, said Jack’s publisher HNP. Dutch composers Rita Hijmans and Anke Brouwer selected Jack’s poem “I dare you” and its Dutch translation from a long list of verse proposed by […]

    October 4, 2014MusicNo comments
  12. Barbadian performers NexCyx return with another Season of Mahalia’s Corner

    NexCyx is back with another season of their popular open mic showcase Mahalia’s Corner. The five-week season premieres on Friday 3rd October 2014 at The Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church, with featured artist Marisa Lindsay. “As usual, you can look forward to great music, great vibes and more surprises in terms of […]

    September 30, 2014MusicNo comments
  13. What is language? Tina Chang looks to answer Friday night at 3W’s Pavilion

    The San Francisco Chronicle has described her poetry as “a vast, beautifully fashioned mosaic of indelible, variegated pieces.” Publishers Weekly has also described her poetry as “ambitious, yet accessible.” For Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, poetry is not “lofty.” As a matter of fact, one of her chief goals is to “demystify the role of […]

    September 24, 2014Books, FeaturedNo comments
  14. U.S. Embassy Bridgetown presents Poetry Night 26th Sep. at 3W’s Pavilion with Tina Chang, Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, New York

    Tina Chang, Brooklyn, New York’s Poet Laureate, will showcase her poetry during a free, evening public event in Barbados. This evening of poetry will showcase the diversity and modernity of American literature. It will also allow Ms. Chang to share her opinions on poetry’s relevance and give insight on her creative process. The cultural industries […]

    September 22, 2014BooksNo comments
  15. Black History Month in UK: Coventry – Saturday 11th October

    This month has two events observed in Coventry – An Exhibition For Black Businesses and a Celebration Of Life & Black History Dinner Dance Ball.

    September 15, 2014Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. ArtsEtc Barbados sponsors prize in poet’s name: Authors & Editors join forces with NCF to give tribute

    ArtsEtc recently announced its sponsorship of the inaugural Carolle Bourne Prize – a new award for the 2014 National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), and one that specifically targets innovation. We are truly honoured to be doing something in Carolle’s name and excited to be teaming up with US-based Bajan suspense writer Ronald A. […]

    September 5, 2014Books, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Lasana Sekou on summer reading list in Spain, Yaya’s book reviewed in the UK

    “Pelican Heart – An Anthology of Poems” by Lasana M. Sekou made the 2014 summer reading list in Spain, said Jacqueline Sample, president of HNP, the book’s publisher. “The St. Martin book was selected by Italian and Hispanic studies researchers José Sarzi Amade and Leonor Taiano Campoverde for the July reading list of Mito Revista […]

    August 31, 2014BooksNo comments
  18. U.S. Embassy’s visiting Poet Tina Chang Public Readings – September 2014

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has invited Brooklyn, New York’s Poet Laureate, Tina Chang, to host a series of public poetry readings in Antigua, Barbados, and St. Vincent and Grenadines on September 25, 26, and 27 respectively.

    August 30, 2014Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. Barbadian Alternative Music: “tr3zay~heathen” Produced by Sir Barrett © 2014, LiquidCidyEnt


    August 14, 2014Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Renowned U.S. poet, novelist & actress Maya Angelou dead at 86

    Maya Angelou, renowned as a poet, novelist and actress, died this morning at age 86 at her North Carolina home, her literary agent said. Per above, Amiri Baraka and Dr Angelou were attending a tribute to the late Langston Hughes in 1991 when photographer Chester Higgins, Jr. snapped the image. The caption, published in the […]

    May 28, 2014Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. Caribbean Export to take Design Caribbean to Calabash 2014

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is pleased to announce its synergistic partnership with the Calabash Literary Festival in the form of a creative pavilion under Caribbean Export’s flagship brand, Design Caribbean. The stand, which will showcase the work of some of the region’s finest craftsmen, will be a key standing feature of the […]

    May 1, 2014BooksNo comments
  22. Poetry to The Editor? Margaret Gill’s “Engines,” on the dire topic of Rape

    Dear Editor: I don’t know why I called it “Engines“, but this poem came to me a few months after my friend was raped in 2012 and I was finding it difficult to help myself deal with the tragedy by looking for poems on rape by my favourite poets. I found only these two references: […]

    April 12, 2014Controversy, CultureNo comments
  23. Tribute to KAMAU BRATHWAITE – 26th April 2014, Independence Sq. Bridgetown


    April 9, 2014Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. Tuk Verse in the Barbadian Poetic Space: 10th April 2014 at 7:00 pm April 2, 2014Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Artistic expression of inmates at HMP Dodds finds outlet through prison 2014 calendar

    The artistic expression of inmates in the rehabilitation programme at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Dodds has found a wider outlet through the publication of the prison’s first calendar. Some 4,000 copies of the 2014 calendar, appropriately titled Promoting Second Chances, were printed and distributed over the Christmas season to families and friends of inmates and […]

    February 17, 2014Business, Crime1 comment