Been meaning to post this…

I try to share news of interest to and/or involving Caribbean writers when I come across it. This has been bookmarked for a while now but I never got around to posting. It’s the finals of the Wasafiri 2013 writing contest. Wasafiri is a UK based publication open to global writing but known to be of a high standard and exceedingly difficult to get into. So, kudos to Danielle Boodoo Fortune, my writer friend from Trinidad and Tobago (who actually interviewed me once in a post featured elsewhere on this site), who was shortlisted in its 2013 contest for her poem For Difficult Daughters. No surprise there, Danielle is a double threat with poetry and art that is distinctive.

Here she is among the full list of 2013 poetry finalists …

‘Isabella’ by Ron Carey

’38 to Islington’ by Liz Bahs

‘A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Stealing Love’ by Anita Pati

‘Kama Sutra’ by Amali Rodrigo

‘For Difficult Daughters’ by Danielle Boodoo-Fortune


The poetry winner was Anita Pati for ‘A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Stealing Love’

And here’s the full list of finalists including fiction and life writing categories.

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Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, and Oh Gad!), founder and coordinator of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize. All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out my page on Amazon, WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word about WadadliPen and my books. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks. And remember while linking and sharing the links, referencing and excerpting, are okay, lifting content (words, images, other) from the site without asking is not cool. Respect copyright.


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