Anthony McNeill’s Wind-Change & Jamaica’s Dry-Weather People

  Funny, how in a place so prone to changing face, to split-second mind-shifts, that people still oppose a change of weather. For days now Jamaica has been experiencing a shift in it’s usual warmth, and the land and it’s people are quivering. Hard to fathom a Caribbean people who don’t like rain or sun forContinue reading “Anthony McNeill’s Wind-Change & Jamaica’s Dry-Weather People”

Poetry Society Presents Woman Rising, Features Cherry Natural This Tuesday!

Fire-brand Jamaican poet Cherry Natural is set to headline the Poetry Society of Jamaica’s Monthly Fellowship at the Edna Manley College, 1 Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston on Tuesday, March 31st. The 25 year-old organization will present Woman Rising, in dual-celebration of International Women’s Day and World Poetry Day, both observed earlier in March. Cherry NaturalContinue reading “Poetry Society Presents Woman Rising, Features Cherry Natural This Tuesday!”

OutSpoken Cast Dubs Poetry, Music Into Morning

The third staging of OutSpoken, dubbed Three The Hard Way on Saturday last, would conjure up revolutionary warrior images, and stretch from World Poetry Day into the wee hours of Sunday – a symbolic movement. The event, hosted at Nanook Enterprises’ Burlington Avenue premises, was a thorough outpouring of poetry, music and the occasional fallingContinue reading “OutSpoken Cast Dubs Poetry, Music Into Morning”

“OutSpoken: Three The Hard Way” for Nanook this Saturday.

Two of the island’s most promising young poets; Abbebe Payne and Samuel Gordon, will this Saturday, take the stage with the father of dub poetry, Oku Onuora for the third staging of the open mic poetry event, OutSpoken, dubbed Three The Hard Way at Nanook Enterprises. According to organizer, Denile Campbell, the aim of theContinue reading ““OutSpoken: Three The Hard Way” for Nanook this Saturday.”

Late Night Lit Ignites Peppers!

Imagine yourself in your usual Thursday night spot; a cool rooftop hideaway, the music of the day busying the air around you. Now imagine that den, turned into a flurry of power-packed words, your senses sent wild with the poetry and prose of a slew of captivating and dynamic writers. Well, the Peppers posse wasContinue reading “Late Night Lit Ignites Peppers!”

Considering Women in Poetry – An International Women’s Day Feature

It is Sunday, March 8, 2015, a day the United Nations and much of the world recognizes as International Women’s day; a day acknowledging the work and trials of women globally and geared towards gender equality, and women’s empowerment. Rising out of women’s struggles, upheavals and victories; the symbolic day continues to foster awareness ofContinue reading “Considering Women in Poetry – An International Women’s Day Feature”