(died June 14th 2010 @ age 28, may her soul rest in peace)
The Antiguan literary community earlier this year mourned the passing of young poet Nerissa Percival http://www.antiguaobserver.com/?p=34723
Nerissa was a regular at Open Mics on the island and had also appeared at the Antigua and Barbuda International Literary Festival. She starred in The Flood, a solo piece in the first staging of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues in Antigua (2008).
Nerissa always wrote from the heart. She will be missed. But her words live on. Check out her books and blog here http://www.nerissapercival.com/