Fresh from their UK trek to participate in Jamaica Rising & the Bristol Festival of Literature, the Poetry Society of Jamaica is pleased to welcome home and feature its members Richard “Dingo” Dingwall, Yashika Graham and Mel Cooke.
Richard “Dingo” Dingwall is a published poet who released the album Ransom – “a delicate blend of music and poetry” in 2000. He has been featured at the Calabash Literary Festival, the Poetry Society’s Monthly Fellowships, other local and international events and is currently working on material for a second album and his first book.
Yashika Graham is an Executive Member of the Poetry Society of Jamaica, serving as its Administrator and Moderator of its Monthly Poetry Fellowships. Her work has been showcased for audiences both locally and internationally, has been published in The Caribbean Writer Volume 27 (2013) and will be compiled in her forthcoming collection.
Mel Cooke is a journalist, poet and author, whose work heavily chronicles social, political and personal issues. His first collection of poems, 11/9, published in 2008 was followed in 2013 by his live poetry album
“Mel Cooke Seh Sup’m: Live From Kingston”, which was recorded at Seh Sup’m Poetry & Live Music in 2010.
The fellowship features and celebrates the Jamaican contingent, which also included Prof. Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica, who recently participated in readings and activities across Bristol in the United Kingdom.
This month’s gathering is a continuation of the our year-long Celebration of Literary Excellence.
– Open Mic & Discussion Segment
– Featured works
– Featured poets
Venue: Edna Manley College Amphitheatre, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston