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Poetry Society of Jamaica

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.

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

'Laaaaawd!' - Poets Resurrect Mikey Smith

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis remembers dub poet Mikey Smith

In every other way, it was an ordinary Tuesday evening. There was nothing unusually spectacular about the gathering of poets for the August edition of the Poetry Society of Jamaica.

Poetry Society of Jamaica 'Resurrects' Mikey Smith

Dub Poet Mikey Smith

The Poetry Society of Jamaica will be engaging in poetic seance as they invoke the voices and memories of poets Blacka Ellis, Mutabaruka, M’Bala, and Tommy Ricketts, director and head of the School of Drama Eugene Williams as well as actress Hilary Nicholson in ‘Resurrecting Mikey Smith’.

Mel Cooke Get's Ready to "Seh Sup'm

Melville Cooke reading at the launch of Seh Sup'm: Live From Kingston

Poet and journalist Melville Cooke staged a successful launch of his second anthology of poems, a live album titled Seh Sup’m: Live From Kingston. To do so, he teamed up with the Poetry Society of Jamaica as the featured poet of their first fellowship of the year.

Musgrave Awards for Professor Baugh and Calabash

Professor Edward Baugh and the Calabash International Literary Festival will be among the 14 recipients of Musgrave Medals this year.