Mark McWatt is the recently retired Professor of West Indian literature at UWI, Cave Hill.
He was born in Guyana in 1947. He took his first degree at the University of Toronto, then went to Leeds University to complete a Ph.D.
He has published two collections of poetry, Interiors (1989) and The Language of Eldorado (1994) which won the Guyana Prize. He has published widely in journals on aspects of Caribbean literature and is joint editor of the Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse(2005).
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Re-encountering Guyana in an interview with Mark McWatt By Lucy Evans
Lucy Evans, Free to Come to Grief: The Problems of Formal Freedom in Mark McWatt’s Suspended Sentences, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 44:3 (2009), 33–49.
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