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John Robert Lee launches Poetry by Peepal Tree Authors

Tune in to our upcoming YouTube series to hear Saint Lucian poet John Robert Lee read for our brand new 'Poetry by Peepal Tree Authors' series, which includes a blend of writers: of varying age groups, men and womxn, from the diaspora and the Caribbean from his shelf.⠀⠀

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Raman Mundair writes on loneliness and connections in the midst of COVID-19

Author and artist Raman Mundair has written about loneliness, and community connections during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2020 will be judged by Roger Robinson

Over the years The London Magazine has been home to some of the most prestigious poets in its long publishing history, from John Keats to Sylvia Plath and Derek Walcott. The London Magazine's annual Poetry Prize seeks out new voices in poetry, providing a platform for publication in the UK’s oldest literary journal.

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#WATCH: Kendel Hippolyte's poem 'Eco Chant'

Kendel Hippolyte reads his poem 'Eco Chant' with a gorgeous video celebrating Cactus Valley, Saint Lucia.

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Introducing the winners of the Pierrot canticles competition

John Robert Lee and Adam Lowe have read all the wonderful responses to our canticles competition, launched in celebration of John's new collection Pierrot, and the results are in! We selected three poets (two runners-up and a winner), who each received a copy of Pierrot plus one other poetry collection of their choice. We hope they enjoy their new books and keep writing.

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Bios & Bookmarks Season 2 returns with Roger Robinson

As our global health pandemic progresses, and we move deeper into our 'new normal', we're reminded of how much words matter. Language, literature and the expression of ideas sustain us in difficult and isolating times: it's why NGC Bocas Lit Fest launched Bios & Bookmarks, an online reading series featuring Caribbean authors, in April this year. Bocas wanted to bring your favourite writers of new and award-winning books right into your living room, to celebrate Caribbean writing wherever you are in the world: we started strong, and are thrilled to continue!

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#WATCH: An interview with Colin Robinson and work inspired by You Have You Father Hard Head

In case you missed it, watch writers and artists' tributes inspired by Colin Robinson's You Have You Father Hard Head, followed by a conversation with Colin and Andil Gosine.

Watch the video on Facebook.

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"The treachery in every poem" - Celebrating the poetry of Colin Robinson

"The treachery in every poem" - Celebrating the poetry of Colin Robinson
Writers' and artists' tributes inspired by You Have You Father Hard Head and a live conversation with Colin Robinson and Andil Gosine
Wed 29 July | 6:00pm | Facebook

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Desiree Reynolds picks Black in the Union Jack? for RSL's Only Connect

The latest episode of the Royal Society of Literature's Only Connect is from Desiree Reynolds, who has chosen the recording of the 2019 event Black in the Union Jack? with Paul Gilroy, Derek Owusu and Jeffrey Boakye reflecting on Black British experience past and present. Their discussion is chaired by award-winning publisher and founder of Dialogue Books, Sharmaine Lovegrove.

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Marvin Thompson and Roger Robinson make National Poetry Day recommendations

We delighted to see that A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson and Road Trip by Marvin Thompson have both been selected for inclusion in National Poetry Day’s recommended poetry books for 2020.

You can read poems from the book for free online, or check out the full list of 40 National Poetry Day recommendations.

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