General Presentation:

a Jamaican poet, is Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies.  He was born in 1937.  He studied at the University College of the West Indies and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Main works:

His collections of poetry include The Pond, Shadowboxing and Examination Centre (New Beacon), On Holy Week (Dangaroo Press) and I been there, sort of:  New and Selected Poems (Carcanet).  He is also the author of ‘Is English We Speaking’ and other essays and Making West Indian Literature (Ian Randle Publishers). Books he has edited include Selected Poems by Louise Bennett (Sangster’s Book Stores), It A Come by Michael Smith (Race Today Publications), The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories, and After-image by Dennis Scott (Peepal Tree Press). In 2009 he was awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit for his contribution to West Indian Literature.

@La Médiathèque Caraïbe

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