Founding editor Jeremy Poynting is off to Jamaica as an invitee of the Calabash Festival at Treasure Beach. He’s scheduled to be taking part in a conversation, a “Reasoning” session with the great LKJ (whose new book Time Come: Selected Prose) Jeremy is currently reading with great pleasure) and with his long-time friend and our associate poetry editor, Kwame Dawes, whose new collection of poetry, Sturge Town, is due out in October, and then next year by the major US poetry publisher Norton. Kwame has told Jeremy that he wants to reason about the meaning of legacy, the significance of the recent passing of some of the last members of the great generation of Caribbean writers from Wilson Harris, V.S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite and George Lamming and one of the region’s finest critics, Gordon Rohlehr. A number of writers Peepal Tree has published will also be there at Calabash, including Curdella Forbes, Roger Robinson, Kevin Jared Hosein, Alecia McKenzie, Kei Miller and Olive Senior.
Check out the Calabash 2023 schedule here.