Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape

The Kingston Buttercup has a small yellow flower. It grows with determination by the roadside, prickly but ignored. Ann-Margaret Lim’s title poem in her second collection of poetry Kingston Buttercup describes a glimpse of this little city flower as a kind of release from the pressure of traffic, winding down from her home in Red Hills. It’s … More Kingston Buttercup: Duppies, Families and Yellow Tape

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Oh, And One More Thing: A Beautiful U.S. Book Tour

Last but not least, let us go across the waters to the United States. I wanted to tell you about the most gorgeous, glorious publication, which is at once a photography book and a unique historical record. It is Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: The Legacy of Judaism in the New World. It is a labor of … More Oh, And One More Thing: A Beautiful U.S. Book Tour

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Just a Little Bit More: A Kingston Bookshop Soiree…

I omitted two special “bookish” items from my last post. How could I? There’s a lot going on at the moment, and yes – I know that’s a lame excuse. So here goes… Firstly… Our bookstores are getting creative and doing special events for book lovers, writers and more. It’s a great way to mingle … More Just a Little Bit More: A Kingston Bookshop Soiree…

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Bookish Things (And a New Poet Laureate)

I know there are a few of us on this blog who love books. Myself included, of course. Kingston has hosted several literature events recently, and a couple more are coming up on Sunday, March 26. There’s some very positive news about poets, too! Firstly, Latoya West-Blackwood of iPublish Consultancy (a Branson Entrepreneur and Young … More Bookish Things (And a New Poet Laureate)

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Kumina Queen: A First Poetry Collection by Monica Minott

Who is the Kumina Queen, and where is she going? Is she heading back to her African home? The vibrant, colourful cover of this poetry collection very much reminds me of the work of a Jamaican artist friend, Rudi Patterson, who died some years ago – in particular, his painting of the swaying, swinging I Threes. I … More Kumina Queen: A First Poetry Collection by Monica Minott

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Perfect Match…of Poets

There are lots of possibilities with this week’s challenge – and I found a couple of photos that reflect a “perfect match” of Jamaican creative people, all of whom I admire greatly. They are all poets! Firstly, I took this photo of poet Ann-Margaret Lim with one of her mentors, Professor Edward Baugh at an … More Weekly Photo Challenge: A Perfect Match…of Poets

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