Jamaican Poetry: Seething

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe I hiss mi teet an seethe Like a cobra coiled Deliberating... Execute fury or Recoil; I hiss mi teet an seethe. Mi mind racing thru corridors Like a Amtrak train Seeking recourse, seeking solution. Meanwhile di devils chirp Their song in mi head … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Seething

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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

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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