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Monica Minott

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Winsome Monica Minott is a chartered accountant and poet. Her poetry collection Zion Roses is longlisted for the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and she has received two awards in the Jamaican National Book Development Council’s annual literary competitions for book-length collections of her poetry

Winsome Monica Minott was awarded first prize in the inaugural Small Axe poetry competition. Her poems have been published in The Caribbean Writer, Small Axe Caribbean Journal, Cultural Voice Magazine, SX Salon, Jubilation, Coming Up Hot and The Squaw Valley Review, and more recently in BIM magazine. Some of her poems have been broadcast on Power 106 in Jamaica. Her debut collection, Kumina Queen is published by Peepal Tree Press