Potent Magazine features five Caribbean poets you need to know

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Poets you need to know.

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Nandini Gosine-Mayrhoo (Potent Magazine) features five Caribbean poets you need to know: John Agard (Guyana), Elliot Bastien (Trinidad), Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné (Trinidad), Richard Georges (British Virgin Islands), and Nancy Morejón (Cuba, shown above). Visit link below for a short bio of each author. Gosine-Mayrhoo writes:

The Caribbean boasts many children of literary talent: V.S. Naipaul, Edwidge Danticat, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite and Grace Nichols to name but a few.  Of these names, Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott stands out as being famous for his poetry as much as his other writings – his epic poem Omeros having won worldwide literary acclaim.

Numerous poets continue to promote the region’s talent on the world stage. It is difficult to select just a few names from this broad range of talent, but in attempting to highlight five poets of note, POTENT has first looked to the shortlist for the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize. We have…

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From sit-ins to love-ins, Austin Clarke recalls life in 1960s Toronto

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1960s Toronto. Austin Clarke

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The Star presents excerpts from Austin Clarke’s new memoir ’Membering [see previous post New Book: Austin Clarke’s “‘Membering”.] ‘In this excerpt from his book ’Membering, award-winning author Austin Clarke describes the fraternity of “artists-to-be” who congregated in the jazz bars and taverns of an often intolerant city.’

In Toronto at this time, in the firmament of the civil rights movement in America, and which spread throughout the world, there was an easier, and closer relationship between black people and Jews. This relationship has its historical roots in the days of the Depression; and apart from the predilection of the two groups toward a socialist and Marxist philosophy, this closeness was fostered significantly through the profession of writing. Jews, such as Saul Bellow, encouraged black American writers through the various creative writing programs paid for by the American government during the Depression.

The bond was formed, and it became stronger…

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Part 3: Read THRILLER/SUSPENSE Feature Film Loglines and Pitches

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Way to go Sylvester! Countdown on release gets off to get start.

Originally posted on Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival:

Deadline Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival
http://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

Read the best of Thriller Feature Film Ideas and Loglines:

CLICK the LINK and read them:

Title: Ripper
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ripper_by_sandra_smith.html

Written by: Sandra Smith

Genre: Thriller/Drama/Mystery

Type: Feature Film

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Title: FLYING LIONS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/flying_lions_by_colin_ososki.html

Written by: Colin Ososki

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Sci-fi

Type: Feature Film

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Title: Age of the Wicked
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/age_of_the_wicked_by_gunnar_halldorsson.html

Written by: Gunnar Halldorsson

Genre: Drama, History, Crime, Thriller

Type: Feature Film

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Title: Walker Park

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/walker_park_by_dave_ryan.html

Written by: Dave Ryan

Genre: Action

Type: Feature Film

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Title: The Last Princess
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_last_princess_by_richter_cox.html

Written by: Richter Cox

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Type: Feature Film

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Title: Maya
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/maya_by_vipin_behari_goyal.html

Written by: Vipin Behari Goyal

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Type: Feature Film

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Title: MAELSTROM
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/maelstrom_by_christopher_mick_and_nick_bain.html

Written by: Christopher Mick &…

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Gaza Tatrallyay Shares His Thoughts on Writing Poetry

Gaza Tatrallyay Shares His Thought on Writing Poetry.

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Excerpts from Peripheral: Tales of Horror At A Glance

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PERIPHERAL

“Did you see that?”

Faye Morgan turned her head so fast that her friends James, Tony and Maria heard the sickening crack of one of her vertebrae.

“See what?” James asked.

“I don’t know,” Faye said hesitating. “It looked like…” she stopped again.

“Looked like what?” this time from Tony.

“I don’t know,” she repeated. “You guys will think I’m silly or overworked or something.”

“No such thing,” James said. “We know that you’re silly and overworked, but the something…we’re not too sure about.” James Mason was the joker of the group.

“I just saw something that looked like…never mind…I just thought I saw something.”

“Well, I see something,” James replied. “I see the guardrail, I see passing brush, I see trees zooming by. Hey, I think we’re in a car going somewhere.”

Faye was glad that she had not told them after all. I mean, who would believe…

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What is Your Passion? Jane C. Elkin

What is Your Passion? Jane C. Elkin.

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Jamaican teen model makes history

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Jamaican teen model Tami Williams makes history. #Jamaica

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Sixteen-year-old Saint International model Tami Williams is French Elle’s December cover girl. The feat is historic on many levels, as Jamaica’s Gleaner reports

Williams is the first Caribbean/Jamaican model, and the youngest black model to grace the prestigious publication’s cover page. This accolade, earned only nine months after first setting foot on the international stage, places the leggy Jamaican teen among the fastest-rising black supermodels in history.

Williams joins a legion of top cover stars, including Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna, Jasmine Tookes (Victoria Secrets supermodel), and Estée Lauder spokesperson (supermodel) Liya Kibede. In the age of actors asfashion magazine-cover models, many industry insiders see William’s cover as a refreshing departure.

It is also extremely rare that such a new model (working for less than a year) would grace such a cover. “This is a watershed moment in global fashion for Saint International and Jamaica,” says Saint boss…

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