Merle Collins launching Ocean Stirrings at the University of Maryland

The Department of English and Center for Literary and Comparative Studies at the University of Maryland present a virtual book launch for Ocean Stirrings. Join author Merle Collins as she discusses her book with Antonia MacDonald of St. George's University, Grenada. This event takes place by Zoom on Monday 2 October 2023, starting at noon.

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Unknown Soldier Tour 2023

Experience a moving one-woman performance and multi-media installation which brings to life the hidden family narrative of poet-artist Seni Seneviratne.

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Geoffrey Philp longlisted for Poet Laureate's Laurel Prize 2023

We are excited to announce that Geoffrey Philp’s collection, Archipelagos has been longlisted for the 2023 Laurel Prize. Geoffrey is in great company - poets such as Zaffar Kunial, Jorie Graham, Jodie Hollander, Don Paterson, and Sharon Olds are amongst many of the brilliant poets to make this year’s longlist. 

About the prize

The Laurel Prize is funded by Simon Armitage’s Laureate’s honorarium, which he receives annually from the King, and is run by the Poetry School. It is awarded to the best collection of environmental or nature poetry published that year. 

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The Modern Angel – formerly known as Sinead O’Connor by Raymond Ramcharitar

Given the sad passing of music legend Sinead O'Connor, Raymond Ramcharitar has chosen to share his poem 'The Modern Angel – formerly known as Sinead O’Connor' in tribute. The poem originally appeared in Raymond's latest collection, Modern, Age, &c.

The Modern Angel – formerly known as Sinead O’Connor

by Raymond Ramcharitar


Beguiling, the shining heart-shaped face, the dreamy      

Eyes, the tawny hair, bristling, skull-short,

But eclipsed by the voice, belting out a steamy

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