Monthly Archives: July 2018

Rosamond S. King wins a Lammy

Rosamond S. King has won a 2018 “Lammy” – a Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ literature – for her poetry collection¬†Rock | Salt | Stone (Nightboat Books). The awards were presented in New York City on June 4, 2018.

The Lambda announcement on the awards event and other winners is here.

Kevin Jared Hosein wins second Commonwealth Writers short story prize

For the second time in three years, Trinbagonian author Kevin Jared Hosein has won a Commonwealth Writers Short Story prize for the Caribbean region. The title of Hosein’s winning story is “Passage.” He first won the prize in 2015 for his story “The King of Settlement 4.”

Hosein is also the author of two novels and a children’s book; his novel The Repenters was longlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

More details here.

Caribbean Literary Heritage “Ten Questions” for Caribbean Writers

The UK-based Caribbean Literary Heritage project is steadily building its archive of “Ten Questions” interviews, in which Caribbean authors submit responses to a standard set of questions on Caribbean literature and their own reading and writing histories. Entries posted to date include responses by Karen Lord, Sharon Millar, Merle Collins, Caryl Phillips, Thomas Glave, Lawrence Scott, Tessa McWatt, Rosamond S. King, Monique Roffey, John Robert Lee, Pamela Mordecai, Kevin Jared Hossein, Geoffrey Philp, Joanne C. Hillhouse, and Shara McCallum.

Find the project here.

CJE cfp – “Poetry Beyond Borders”

The editors of the Caribbean Journal of Education invite submissions for a special issue entitled “Poetry Beyond Borders,” to be guest-edited by Dr. Aisha Spencer (UWI), Dr. Schontal Moore (UWI), and Dr. Georgie Horrell (U of Cambridge). The issue is slated to appear in June 2019.

Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) should be submitted by September 3, 2018 to For more details, click on the image below.


Charles Carnegie’s Kingston essays in Public Opinion

Charles Carnegie, professor of anthropology at Bates College (Maine, USA), is publishing a series of essays on Kingston on the online magazine Public Opinion. An elegant amalgam of ethnographic observation, historical reflection, and critical advocacy, Professor Carnegie’s writing brings Kingston to life for far-away audiences, and reminds those closer to home of its wonders as well as its challenges, and what both say about the people who circulate through its streets and public spaces every day.

Kingston Vibes (publ. 5/18/2018)

Walk-Foot People Matter, Pt. 1 (publ. 5/31/2018)

Walk-Foot People Matter, Pt. 2 (publ. 6/14/2018)

Walking Kingston (publ. 6/28/2018)

Reclaiming Kingston, Reclaiming Self (publ. 7/13/2018)