Poets you need to know.
Originally posted on Repeating Islands:
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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