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The Literary Love Continues: Love Affair With Literature 5

Olive Senior Reads at Love Affair With Literature, Kingston Book Fest 2016

In the beginning was the word, and the word was loved. So, once again lovers of the literary heeded the call and streamed into the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre to share in yet another Love Affair With Literature, the opening event of the 2016 Kingston Book Festival.

Poems of Politics and Pum-Pum: Seh Sup'm August Edition

Skygrass brought Seh Sup'm: Poetry and Live Music to a mellow close

The August edition of Seh Sup’m Poetry and Live Music peppered Redbones the Blues Cafe with live and recorded music as well as diverse poetry that ranged from politics to pum-pum. 

Three Emerging Voices From Jamaica Head to Bristol

Mel Cooke, Yashika Graham & Dingo are set for some reverse cultural colonisation

Miss Lou captured the mass migration of Jamaicans to England in the wittily titled ‘Colonization in Reverse’. Now three Jamaican poets have borrowed and tweaked the title for their own journey to the England as they stage a fund-raising event dubbed Colonization in (Re)Verse.

Susumba's Book Bag - Issue 2

Susumba's Book Bag Issue 2

Poets Play Word Cup at Redbones


There was no football in sight, and so, being poets they played with words instead. The event was Word Cup an evening of word play. But poetry, was not the only art form to take over the field of play, as singers and musicians also had their time at the microphone.

Arts in the Park 2014 Showcases Spoken Word

Arts in the Park 2014

Spoken word and craft will get their day in the spotlight as the Entertainment Advisory Board rolls out the green carpet for Arts in the Park 2014.

Lyrical Fourway at Poetry Society of Jamaica

The Poetry Society of Jamaica served up a hard hitting lyrical four-way on Tuesday, November, 26.  It was the last gathering for 2013 and poets and would-be-poets turned out to their monthly fellowship of word and sound at their usual home, the ampitheatre at the Edna Manley College of the

Seh Sup'm Makes a Favourable 'Return'

Mario Evon brings Seh Sup'm: The Return to a close

When we walked into Redbones The Blues Cafe, Ann-Margaret Lim was finishing up her reading.

Poetry 'Rains' at Yo! Yaddo! Word!

A-dZiko Simba performs at Yo! Yaddo! Word!

The pouring rains that showered down on Kingston on Wednesday, did little to dampen the a Yo! Yaddo! Word! fundraising event staged by A-dZiko Simba at Redbones the Blues Cafe, New Kingston. With words from Kei Miller, M’bala, Damali, Mel Cooke and Simba, it was poetry that rained.

Dancehall Meets Poetry at Rhyme & Lyme

Sabrena McDonald reads at Rhyme and Lyme

Though Dancehall music and poetry are not the most common of bedfellows, it was the combination offered up at Rhyme and Lyme on Monday night. The first in the monthly series featured performances by Mel Cooke, Sabrena McDonald and rising DJ Darrio.