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An Interview with John Robert Lee: A Caribbean Poet Who Lives in the Parish of St. Lucia, Part II

Acalabash has published the second part of its interview with St Lucian poet John Robert Lee.

John speaks about his dedications, his inspirations and his advice for young poets:

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Hot off the press: Green Unpleasant Land

Professor Corinne Fowler's new book, Green Unpleasant Land: Creative Responses to Rural England's Colonial Connections explores the countryside’s repressed colonial past and demonstrates its importance as a source of ideas about Englishness.

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Movement and Stillness: Art in a Time of Crisis and Upheaval with Linton Kwesi Johnson, Roger Robinson and Jay Bernard

Movement and Stillness: Art in a Time of Crisis and Upheaval with Linton Kwesi Johnson, Roger Robinson and Jay Bernard
6pm - 7.15pm, Wednesday 3rd February 
Free online event (suggested donation of £5)

Stuart Hall Foundation welcomes poets Linton Kwesi Johnson, Roger Robinson and Jay Bernard for a evening of readings and discussion.

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Kim Sengupta profiles Comrade Sak (the man and the book) in The Independent

Kim Sengupta has profiled the life and impact of Shapurji Saklatvala, AKA Comrade Sak, in The Independent. In his article, 'Shapurji Saklatvala, the Labour firebrand who fought for racial equality in the 1920s', Sengupta talks about the legacy of Black MPs in the House of Commons (dating back to 1767), their legacy and, in particular, the work of Comrade Sak.

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Event: The Passover - An holistic approach to arts and culture

The Passover - An holistic approach to arts and culture
Sat, 12 December 2020
19:30 – 22:00 GMT
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-passover-an-holistic-approach-to-arts-and-culture-tickets-131655303557Book online

Hosted by Khadijah Ibrahiim - tune into a international Live arts, performance and discussion from a stellar line of creatives.

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Monique Roffey's top 10 mermaids for The Guardan

Monique Roffey has penned an article, 'Top 10 books about mermaids', for The Guardian. You can read it online now.

Monique writes:

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Moray House ZOOM Presentation: Poems of Resistance: Martin Carter Remembered - 12 December 2020

Moray House ZOOM Presentation: Poems of Resistance: Martin Carter Remembered - 12 December 2020

GUYANA ZOOM Presentation: Title Poems of Resistance: Martin Carter Remembered

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Nii Ayikwei Parkes' The Geez makes PBS Winter 2020 Recommendations list

Nii Ayikwei Parkes' latest collection of poems, The Geez, has made the Poetry Book Society Winter 2020 Recommendations list. The book received a wonderful review by Andrew McMillan and Nii himself wrote a short essay for the magazine, along with his poetry recommendations. In the essay, Nii talks about the origins of his book:

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Roger Robinson makes the RSL Fellows list

The The Royal Society of Literature has celebrated its 200th birthday with 60 new appointments and a five-year festival.

Among the new RSL Fellows is Roger Robinson. Our friends and colleagues Melanie Abrahams, of Renaissance One, and Shirley May, of Young Identity, are Honorary Fellows. 

There are also a number of excellent Black British and Caribbean poets on the list of Fellows, Honorary Fellows and other honours.

Find out more at the RSL website.

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A Pocket Guide to Writing (Good) Sex by Leone Ross

Over at the Spread the Word website, Leone Ross has written A Pocket Guide to Writing (Good) Sex!

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