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Linzey Corridon’s online residency on the work of Cliff Lashley (Feb 26-March 4, 2024)

Join us from Feb 26-March 4, 2024 for the next JWIL online residency. This residency will be a collaboration between sx salon (@sxsalon) and JWIL (@jwilonline). Linzey Corridon (@westawestindian) will be sharing reflections on the life and work of Dr. Cliff Lashley, the Jamaican librarian-critic, poet, and aesthete (1935-1993).

Cliff Lashley died in February 1993. In 2023, to mark the 30th anniversary of his passing, sx salon did a special issue on his life and work. See smallaxe.net/sxsalon/issues/sx-salon-42. This residency revisits that special issue to think about the intertwined work of memory and mourning.¬†Throughout the week, Corridon will share from popular and less known works by Lashley (both prose and poetry). Many of these texts were gathered as part of the Zotero bibliography of Lashley’s work compiled by Linzey Corridon and Ronald Cummings. See https://smallaxe.net/sxsalon/discussions/cliff-lashley-bibliography. The residency will also explore Lashley’s ongoing cultural relevance and the impact he continues to have on the shaping of Caribbean and diaspora society.

Linzey Corridon (@westawestindian) is a writer, Vanier Canada Scholar, and PhD candidate in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. A Vincentian who now resides in Canada, his critical and creative research primarily examines unsettled ideas concerning gender and sexual nonconformity in contemporary Caribbean and diaspora society. He is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection West of West Indian (Mawenzi House, 2024).