Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wordless Wednesday: My First Book of Poetry for the Last Day of Poetry Month

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Teaser Tuesdays

“We’re going to try something a bit different , ” Adam said, opening his wooden box. He passed Alex a tiny pill. White, inviolate. (Page 82). Kwame Photo Credit: Goodreads

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An evening of the Quiet Warrior

Last saturday evening Lisa and I found ourselves sitting on one of the built-in stone benches in the Independence Square. The square had been temporarily dubbed the ‘The University of Independence Square’, making reference to the famous University Of Woodford … Continue reading

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The Gap between Caribbean Writers and Readers

I was in my usual Friday position, that is, splayed across the couch with a steaming cup of coffee, listening to the Festival Radio podcasts on the NGC Bocas Lit Festival presently taking place in Trinidad, and thinking that I … Continue reading

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The Sea as Poetry

like all  who live on small islands I must always be remembering the sea Frank Collymore Hymn of the Sea At around 2:00 pm yesterday afternoon I found myself on the beach just killing time until my wife got off … Continue reading

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Chronicle of a Life Changed: a kind of eulogy for Marquez 1927-2014

In the wee hours of the morning my wife and I were in the office on the couch/bed waiting for the internet to kick back in. It had been giving trouble all yesterday evening and I had some work to … Continue reading

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The Great Caribbean Novel ?

This morning I was listening to Out Loud from The New Yorker and the discussion surrounded the idea of the Great American Novel. This podcast featured a writer from the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik, and the popular writer, straddling both fiction … Continue reading

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The Reading Problem

So, one of the things that you hear educators complaining about in Barbados is that young people don’t like to read. In a column called Word View in the Sunday Sun, Esther Phillips, an editor and Poet, stated that it … Continue reading

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I’m Back…Well sort of/ “24 in 48 Readathon”

It’s been a long time since I’ve set anything down here. Scrolling through some of the posts I did last year I realised that I reneged on just about every single blog commitment that I made. A few comments languish … Continue reading

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