YardEdge talks to Pamela Mordecai about her latest collection of poems, Subversive Sonnets. YE: Tell us about your new book, Subversive Sonnets. PCM: It’s a collection of poetry, my fifth and the most challenging to write. It’s been long in the making. My books are usually about five years apart,
Jamaican author and poet, Pamela Mordecai launches her fifth collection of poems entitled Subversive Sonnets on Thursday, September 20th, 6:30-8:30pm at Beit Zatoun House, 612 Markham Street, Toronto (Bathurst Station, beside Honest Eds). Admission is free; there will be a reading, book signing and light refreshments. About Subversive Sonnets: These
Thanks to YardEdge contributor, Opal Palmer Adisa, for this reflection on being a Jamaican in Paris… Last August, while alternating between relaxing, meditating and writing in Luxembourg Garden in Paris, I was interrupted from my reverie by a stranger who asked if I were Parisian. Without a moment’s hesitation I
Thanks to Helen MacMillan for this contribution to YardEdge in honour of Jamaica 50! Helen describes it as “a poem in honor of celebrating Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence and my 50th birthday.” Helen is a Professional Life Coach, a licensed physical therapist, a certified yoga instructor, reflexologist, a Heal
On Saturday September 10, 2011 at 2pm, BOOKLAND New Kingston is hosting Jean Lowrie-Chin, as she reads from her collection: Souldance: Poems and Writings. Souldance: Poems and Writings, Jean Lowrie-Chin’s first and much awaited collection, captures the voice of every Jamaican, as well as their thoughts and dreams.
The Poetry Society of Jamaica presents “Verse – The Art of Rhyming” on July 26 at the Edna Manley College. Poets are welcome to come share their poetry.
Here’s the first video from International Motivational Dub Poet Charlie Bobus from his album, the Dub Poem Creative Energy, just launched in Canada. The video features children making humble toys from recycled box drink cartons and toy wheels made from a garden hose and clothes hanger. The video was shot in
YardEdge thanks Bianca Welds for this contribution of her poetry in support of World Poetry Day celebrated yesterday. By day, Bianca is Assistant Manager at a web development company, one step on her path to using technology to help creative organisations succeed, but after sunset, her own creative muse emerges
Saturday, June 25 – Poetry reading and signing with Joan Andrea Hutchinson and Tanya Shirley – Bookland, New Kingston.