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Colon Man a Come - Olive Senior Gives Lecture on the Panama Canal

Olive Senior

For many of us, knowledge of West Indian participation in the building of the  Panama Canal barely goes beyond the lyrics of the folksong ‘Colon Man a Come’.

‘Creating Space and Time for Well-Crafted Poetry’: Mervyn Morris Installed as Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Professor Mervyn Morris Poet Laureate of Jamaica

With his clear, insightful speech that was to the point yet engaging, Professor Mervyn Morris exemplified the reason he is an excellent choice for Jamaica’s first officially declared Poet Laureate.

Nominations for Poet Laureate of Jamaica Opens

Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Nominations for the post of Poet Laureate of Jamaica are now open, with a view to naming the first honouree on January 26, 2014.