Shouting out Danielle Boodoo Fortuneof Trinidad and Tobago whose debut poetry collection Doe Songs dropped recently to acclaim, not a surprise to anyone familiar with her work. Danielle, a past Hollick Arvon and Wasafiri New Writing prize winner, also has new work in the Peekash collection Thicker than Water, recently announced on this site. If you’re a regular to this site, you know that both her poetry and art work have been shared here (use the search feature to the right to revisit them), and you know that she illustrated my last picture book Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure.
Shouting out Loretta Collins Klobah of Puerto Rico on her latest win the PEN Translates Award for The Sea Needs No Ornament, edited and translated from Spanish, with Maria Grau Perejoan. That’s right hurricane recovery has not slowed her efforts as she continues to work on other literary projects and teach, and has recently released the poetry collection Ricantations, the follow up to her critically acclaimed, Bocas award winning The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman. If you’re a regular to this site, you know that her poetry has been featured here (use the search feature to the right to revisit them), and you may or may not know that students in her Caribbean Children’s Literature course have been introduced to and done presentations on my books The Boy from Willow Bend and Musical Youth (so thanks to her for that).
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