A Trip Well Made: for A.N., Karl and William Seymour

Barbadian spoken-word artist Adrian Green: following in the tradition of pioneering Bajan writers A.N. Forde, W.S. Arthur and Karl Sealy.  Photo Copyright © by Fresh Milk Barbados 2013.


NGC Bocas Lit Fest at Seven

Part of “Caribbean poetry’s new wave”: Ishion Hutchinson, Safiya Sinclair and Rajiv Mohabir.  Photo Copyright © 2017 by Bocas Lit Fest.


MAKE NO MISTAKE, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest out of Trinidad’s Port of Spain is big. It describes itself in this, its seventh year, as “the Caribbean’s biggest festival of words, stories and ideas.” Each year that the festival flexes its literary muscles, they are larger than they were in the previous one. 

Kamau Colly Award wins good for Bajan writers

Many of our writers were upset when Kamau Brathwaite, who has been called Barbados’ unofficial poet laureate, won first prize in the 2006 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment competition for his poetry manuscript Missa Solemnis.  The grumblings were much the same January 11, when Kamau did it again, this time with a collection called Lazarus Poems