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Jamaica’s Calabash International Literary Festival Has So Much Things To Say

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Poets and literary enthusiasts recently gathered at the Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY for the special release of the anthology So Much Things to Say. The anthology, which celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Calabash International Literary Festival, is a collection of works by 100 poets who have performed at the festival over the years. So Much Things to Say was edited by Jamaican novelist Colin Channer (left) and award-winning poet and playwright Dr. Kwame Dawes (third from right), and published by Akashic Books in New York.


So Much Things to Say features works from Li Young Lee, Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Alexander, Martin Espada, Michael Ondaatje and a host of other distinguished poets. Calabash Festival producer, Justine Henzell (center) is joined by (from the left) Colin Channer; Aracelis Girmay; Linda Susan Jackson; Paul Holdengraber, Director of Public Programs, New York Public Library and preface contributor; Dr. Kwame Dawes; Cheryl Boyce Taylor and Everton Sylvester.

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