Jamaican Poets: I AM

I AM, I exist...until, I AM no more.- Poetess Denise Fyffe   Copyright © Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Muse (You are) by Denise N. Fyffe

You are the red bull to my system
The diesel to my engine
Thinking of you makes me want to give up religion
Looking into your intriguing brown eyes
Makes me want to jump that window//
And sit on your thighs;

Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe

You are the red bull to my system
The diesel to my engine
Thinking of you makes me want to give up religion
Looking into your intriguing brown eyes
Makes me want to jump that window//
And sit on your thighs;

You are the larva in my volcano
The blues to my jazz
You make me want to embrace being Jamaican
And galang bad bad;
Tasting you, intoxicates me, leaving me drunk
Making me want to get a DUI, and give you some prison funk;

You are the milk to my cookie
Like sex on the beach
No matter the sand,
Let it flow wherever it gains entry;
Crippled with emotion, as you caress my thighs
Thinking when I go home, to my man I won’t apologize.

You are my muse, the king on my throne
You make me…

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Jamaican Poetry: I want to find the one

I want to find the one
That is worthy of me,
Will let me be the butterfly and hawk,
Coexisting in this one body;
I wanna let them be
Let them feel safe to be,
A lion, a beetle, to simply be free
But to take me along Not just for me
But because, they cannot be Without me;

Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise defy Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

I want to find the one
That I will love
That I will cherish
That will love only me;
I wanna acknowledge their presence and make them and me
Be one,
I wanna give that one
The idea, the knowledge, the fact
That we are one,
That they, are my only one;

I want to find the one
That is worthy of me,
Will let me be the butterfly and hawk,
Coexisting in this one body;
I wanna let them be
Let them feel safe to be,
A lion, a beetle, to simply be free
But to take me along Not just for me
But because, they cannot be Without me;

I wanna find the one that I will love
Completely, freely and sincerely;
I want that one to find me
Before I accept defeat of never finding…

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Books by Denise N. Fyffe

Books by Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe Denise N. Fyffe, B.Sc., b.1981 in Kingston, Jamaica, since 2002 has worked in several Information Technology positions and as a Teacher. Presently she is the IT Programme Coordinator for a Jamaican University. During her career, she has worked for such organisations as Infoserv Institute of Technology, Heart Trust … Continue reading Books by Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

Feature on Love under the Caribbean Stars by Denise N. Fyffe

The poems from this book was written over a seven year period. I gained my confidence as a poet by writing love poetry. As a writer you are highly motivated to put pen to paper, by your emotions; that is the fuel to your engine.

Denise N. Fyffe

Love under the Caribbean Stars 2E book cover 2Love under the Caribbean stars is a poetry book filled with verses and expressions made by people inspired by love and infatuation. It encapsulates the romantic whispers, euphoric emotions and intimate moments.

The poems from this book was written over a seven year period. I  gained my confidence as a poet by writing love poetry. As a writer you are highly motivated to put pen to paper, by your emotions; that is the fuel to your engine.

Enjoy the excerpt of one of these poems below:

The Essence of you

Here, standing in the essence of you
The aura you left in this room;
I lather in your proliferated musk
Which lingers from Dawn till Dusk.

To wallow like a inglorious pig
Where your shadow shifted and lived;
To bathe in your aura tomorrow
To catch even a glimpse of your shadow.

Oh, to dream of rainbow scents
That makes…

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Feature on Thieves in the Workplace by Denise N. Fyffe

Occupational theft is a billion dollar industry in and of itself. Every year global organizations face the challenge of minimizing the loss of inventory, goods and financial standing. Numerous measures have been implemented but with the onset of the global financial recession, people have become even more desperate and innovative in their methods to siphon … Continue reading Feature on Thieves in the Workplace by Denise N. Fyffe

Feature on Is the Registry Happy by Denise N. Fyffe

The overall perspective of the department, from the vantage point of the students and customers is that there are seemingly too many problems and difficulties. Hence, it is of added value to dispel that notion while increasing the capabilities and outlook of the staff.

Denise N. Fyffe

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The idea for this analysis in, Is the Registry Happy? by Denise N. Fyffe, was born out of the direct contact with the Registry staff of a learning organisation. Questions and concerns arose as to the career development exposure of the staff members and the benefits that could be derived from this type of exposure. The overall perspective of the department, from the vantage point of the students and customers is that there are seemingly too many problems and difficulties. Hence, it is of added value to dispel that notion while increasing the capabilities and outlook of the staff.

Several registry employees are short-term contractual workers. These are school leavers with no prior job experience. They are normally placed at the front desk and many reports have surfaced about the poor customer service experienced. It has been stated by external clients…

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Poetry Books by Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

Poetess Denise N. Fyffe My given name is Denise Fyffe. As a child, I was a spawn of the creative influence that means drama, skits, singing in the school choir, making and painting little flowers and designing cards for my friends and loved ones. It seems unreal for me to vaguely remember writing novellas in … Continue reading Poetry Books by Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Winners Revealed

Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Winners for 2015, Revealed

Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Winners Revealed The winners of the inaugural Lignum Vitae Writing Awards were revealed at a literati studded awards event on Friday November 6, at the National Gallery of Jamaica. The highly anticipated event was presented by the Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) in partnership with the Jamaican Copyright and Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY). … Continue reading Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Winners for 2015, Revealed

Announcement Lignum Vitae Awards shortlist

Lignum Vitae Writing Award Shortlist Revealed

Kingston, Jamaica: Nine writers have been selected for the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards 2015 shortlist. The shortlist features writers from different stages in their careers, from award winners to debut novelists.

Staged by the Jamaican Writers Society in collaboration with the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency, the inaugural Lignum Vitae Awards received a total of 43 entries from writers in Jamaica as well as the Diaspora. The Una Marson Award for adult literature received the largest number of entries, attracting an impressive twenty-four (24) novels and short story collections. The Vic Reid Award for young adult literature attracted the second highest number of entries, twelve (12), while the Jean D’Costa Award for children’s literature received seven (7) entries.

The winner of the Una Marson Award will receive $500,000.00 while winners for the Vic Reid and Jean D’Costa prizes each receive $250,000.00. The combined purse is the largest prize for literature in Jamaica.

An impressive team of writers, critics and academics comprised the adjudication panels that selected the shortlist and will ultimately determine the winners. Novelist and academic Dr. Erna Brodber (chair), academic Dr. Kezia, and National Librarian Winsome Hudson comprise the three-member panel for the Una Marson Award.

Novelists A-dZiko Simba Gegele, Cherrell Shelley Robinson and academic Carolyn Allen are the adjudicators for the Vic Reid Award. Jean D’Costa the iconic writer for whom the award is named, chairs the final panel, which is completed by writers Rebecca Tortello and Hazel Campbell.

The winners will be announced at a reception at the National Gallery of Jamaican, Sunday, November 8, 2015.

The Lignum Vitae Awards are sponsored by JAMCOPY, the HEART Trust/NTA, Nucleus Creative and Scarlette Beharie. The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica has also sponsored the Jean D’Costa Award.

 

The 2015 Shortlist is:

The Una Marson Award

  1. The Cherry Picker – Patrick Brown
  2. The Angel’s Share – Garfield Ellis
  3. The Road to Timnath – Sylvia Gilfillian
  4. Tea By the Sea  – Donna Hemans
  5. August Town – Kei Miller

 

The Vic Reid Award

  1. The Titchfield Turnabout – Paula Lennon
  2. Gone to Drift – Diana Macaulay

 

The Jean D’Costa Award

  1. A Different Me: A Better You – Janet Morrison
  2. Duppy in the Wardrobe – Helen Williams

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October 15, 2015

Lignum Vitae Writing Award Shortlist Revealed

Kingston, Jamaica: Nine writers have been selected for the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards 2015 shortlist. The shortlist features writers from different stages in their careers, from award winners to debut novelists.

Staged by the Jamaican Writers Society in collaboration with the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency, the inaugural Lignum Vitae Awards received a total of 43 entries from writers in Jamaica as well as the Diaspora. The Una Marson Award for adult literature received the largest number of entries, attracting an impressive twenty-four (24) novels and short story collections. The Vic Reid Award for young adult literature attracted the second highest number of entries, twelve (12), while the Jean D’Costa Award for children’s literature received seven (7) entries.

The winner of the Una Marson Award will receive $500,000.00 while winners for the Vic Reid and Jean D’Costa prizes each receive $250,000.00. The…

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Poetry Book Feature on 101 Jamaican Love Poems by Denise N. Fyffe

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101 Jamaican Love Poems book cover 

101 Jamaican Love Poem is the comprehensive anthology of love poems by Jamaican author and poet Denise N. Fyffe. Her whimsical, erotic even anecdotal writing is oft to engage the minds of her readers. She uses her words to masterfully illuminate the canvas of her readers’ minds, intricately, with flamboyant images expressed in almost scandalous detail. The book comprises of 101 poetic verses that express the emotional foreplay between lovers and acquaintances, while exploring the themes of love, attraction, fantasy, relationships and break ups.

This book is a compilation of love poems that I have written over the last ten years. Certainly they are flavored with the seasoning that is Jamaica. The emotions are true and raw; nothing is withheld.

My readers include a large sect that live for these poems. I enjoy seeing their glee and pleasure when they read through a couple lines of the book; soon they return with stories about sharing these lines with loved ones.-Poetess Denise Fyffe”

Enjoy the excerpt of one of these poems below:

Suddenly

Suddenly,
You appear and out of no where
You fill my vision
Like the waterfalls of Niagara
You nourish my waning
Desires and replenish my stores
Of hopeful…
You grace my eyes
With newness
You fulfil my every sense
The waxing glow of your
Deep caramel skin
The intoxicating, effervescent
Perfume of pheromones
The subtle promise of
Ecstasy, conveyed in your
Smile
The riveting compulsion
As I watched crystal
Trains run off your body.
You fulfil my every sense
As you appear
Like a refreshing glass of water
You nourish my waning desires and
Replenish my stores…
To hope
As suddenly, as you appear

My books can be found at a number of online websites, including:

Smashwords.com Barnes and Noble Lulu.com, Bookworld.com.au  – Australia, Amazon.com – United States, Amazon.co.uk – UK, Amazon.ca – Canada, Amazon.co.jp – Japan, Amazon.it – Italy, Amazon.es – Spain, Amazon.fr – France, Amazon.at – Austria, Amazon.de – Germany and Kobo.

Other Books by Denise N. Fyffe:

  1. The Expert Teacher’s Guide on How to Motivate Students
  2. Learning Management System Efficiency vs. Staff Proficiency
  3. Sophie’s Place: A look at Career Development for the Disabled
  4. Examining Career Development in Jamaica and Australia
  5. The Philosophy of Education and Work

For more of Poetess Denise N. Fyffe blogs and articles visit:

Denise N. Fyffe

101 Jamaican Love Poems book cover 9 101 Jamaican Love Poems book cover

101 Jamaican Love Poem is the comprehensive anthology of love poems by Jamaican author and poet Denise N. Fyffe. Her whimsical, erotic even anecdotal writing is oft to engage the minds of her readers. She uses her words to masterfully illuminate the canvas of her readers’ minds, intricately, with flamboyant images expressed in almost scandalous detail. The book comprises of 101 poetic verses that express the emotional foreplay between lovers and acquaintances, while exploring the themes of love, attraction, fantasy, relationships and break ups.

This book is a compilation of love poems that I have written over the last ten years. Certainly they are flavored with the seasoning that is Jamaica. The emotions are true and raw; nothing is withheld.

My readers include a large sect that live for these poems. I enjoy seeing their glee and pleasure when they read through a couple…

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Featured Book: Duck Dynasty, Faith, Family and American Values

Duck Dynasty, Faith, Family & American Values by . $2.99 from Smashwords.com Duck Dynasty is a reality TV show following the Robertson family as they go about their daily business. What seems to attract people to the show is the fact that as a family, the Robertson's are a reflection of what the American family … Continue reading Featured Book: Duck Dynasty, Faith, Family and American Values

The Heart of Applebutter Hill book

Featured Book: The Heart of Applebutter Hill by Donna W. Hill

The Heart of Applebutter Hill 14-year-old Adiaphoran refugees Baggy and Abigail are a bit cynical, as they are alone in a new country. Rounded up with other refugee kids, they live in Transition House at the Plumkettle Learning Center until they are placed with guardians. Photographer Baggy moves into a berm house containing a WWII periscope … Continue reading Featured Book: The Heart of Applebutter Hill by Donna W. Hill

Secrets from a Manhattan Broker book

Featured Book: Secrets from a Manhattan Broker by Alex Zane Coleman

Secrets from a Manhattan Broker: Things Your Rental Broker Doesn't Want You to Know Have you ever wondered why finding an apartment in Manhattan can be such a frustrating, daunting experience? Have you ever thought that maybe those advertisements that you see on Craigslist could be for fake apartments? Do you wonder about what goes … Continue reading Featured Book: Secrets from a Manhattan Broker by Alex Zane Coleman

Una Marson Award for Adult Literature

  The JaWS/JAMCOPY Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Background: The Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) and the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) are collaborating to resuscitate the UnaMarson and Vic Reid Awards for adult and children’s literature respectively. These nationally instituted awards, by the now dormant National Book Development Council (NBDC) are being re-vitalized and re-imagined in order … Continue reading Una Marson Award for Adult Literature

Vic Reid Awards for Young Adult Literature

The JaWS/JAMCOPY Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Background: The Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) and the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) are collaborating to resuscitate the Una Marson and Vic Reid Awards for adult and children’s literature respectively. These nationally instituted awards, by the now dormant National Book Development Council (NBDC) are being re-vitalized and re-imagined in order … Continue reading Vic Reid Awards for Young Adult Literature

Jean D’costa Award for Children’s Literature

The JaWS/JAMCOPY Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Background: The Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) and the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) are collaborating to resuscitate the Una Marson and Vic Reid Awards for adult and children’s literature respectively. These nationally instituted awards, by the now dormant National Book Development Council (NBDC) are being re-vitalized and re-imagined in order … Continue reading Jean D’costa Award for Children’s Literature