Jamaican Poetry: Negril

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Negril, she is like a poison Slowly strangling my marriage, to Kingston; Her curves and twist, Like a belly dancers invitation; She lures me, Into her waiting embrace and succulent kisses. Negril, she is like a cobra’s venom Deadly; Whispering future promises, To … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Negril

Advertisements
hurricane sandy dance sandy dance

Jamaican Poetry: Hurricane Sandy (Dance Sandy dance)

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Denise N. Fyffe Hurricane Sandy blew very strong Kicked up her skirts Backed slapped Jamaica with her right hand; Sandy trampled across the Pedro Keys, tapping her heels as she sashayed across the Caribbean Sea; She whipped up the waves onto the Caribbean Terrace back streets, She moved … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Hurricane Sandy (Dance Sandy dance)

Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris

Jamaican Poetry: Who is Professor Mervyn Morris? Poet Laureate of Jamaica

His name may not cut a dash with the dancehall crowd, but on the local arts scene, poet/author Mervyn Morris enjoys as much adulation as deejays Beenie Man or Bounty Killer. Without the bling and controversy, of course. Morris, 72, was recently awarded the Order of Merit for 'distinguished contribution to the field of West … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Who is Professor Mervyn Morris? Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris courtesy of jis.gov.jm

Professor Mervyn Morris named first Poet Laureate in 60 years

Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris has been named Jamaica's first Poet Laureate in 60 years. Morris, an eminent poet was named by the Tourism Minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill this morning. The title of Poet Laureate is a national honor that recognizes a distinguished Jamaican poet for his/her significant contribution to the literary community. It is expected … Continue reading Professor Mervyn Morris named first Poet Laureate in 60 years