Happy World Poetry Day (March 21st 2023). For the occasion, I did a recording of the most recent of my published poems.
Also, I’ve been meaning to do a round up of my February literary project and this seems as good a time as any (March 20th was World Storytelling Day). During Black History Month (BHM), I shared one-minute-reads, one per day, of 28 of my journaled short stories (i.e. stories of mine accepted over the years for publication in literary journals) on my Antiguan Writer YouTube channel. It was also a challenge to myself to write each time I posted (creating new, albeit still unformed, writing in addition to advancing work on my short story collection in progress). How’s that for a writing/life hack? Because no matter what else was going on, I had that appointment with myself and, for the most part, kept them. By contrast, don’t ask me how March has been going on the writing front.
Below, in case you missed it, I’ve linked all 28 video postings. If the full story is available online, that’s linked as well. They are ordered in terms of increasing popularity (least to most viewed and engaged with, so that you have to scroll all the way down to get to number 1). Remember to engage (like, share, comment – let me know your fave, share a poem you vibe with etc.).
28. “The Night The World Ended” published in The Caribbean Writer vol. 32, 2018
27. “Game Changer” published in Moko: Caribbean Arts and Letters, issue 9, 2016
26. “Cold Paradise” published in Women Writers – Special Issue (Serving the Spirits: Women and Voodoo in Literature and Popular Culture), 2008.
25. “Somebody!” published in St. Somewhere Journal, 2010.
24. “Little Prissy Palmer” published in The Machinery, 2017. Link to one-minute read video.
23. “Zombie Island” published in 2016 in Interviewing the Caribbean vol. 2 issue 1, 2016.
22. “Is Like a Like It” (excerpt of a screenplay of an unproduced short film) published in The Caribbean Writer vol. 27, 2013.
21. “Carnival Hangover” published in intersectantigua.com (print and audio), 2020.
20. “After Glow” published in Tongues of the Ocean, 2009 – anthologized in So the Nailhead Bend, So the Story End, 2012. Link to one-minute read video.
19. “Amelia at Devil’s Bridge” which was excerpted on PEN.org after being published in Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean, 2014. Since 2017, it has been excerpted in the Harper Collins English A revision guide.
18. “All Fall Down” published in Womanspeak: a Journal of Art and Writing by Caribbean Women vol. 7, 2013.
17. “Papa Jumbie” published in Akashic’s Duppy Thursday series, 2017. Link to one-minute read video.
16. “To Market, a Snapshot” published in Susumba’s Book Bag, 2013.
15. “Carnival Blues” published in The Caribbean Writer vol. 27, 2013, and as “Something Wicked” in The Missing Slate, 2014 .
14. “The Other Daughter” published in Adda, 2017. This has been used for the national assessment in Denmark.
13. “Teacher May” published in Poui, the Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing, 2011.
12. “Portent” published in Women Writers – Special Issue (Serving the Spirits: Women and Voodoo in Literature and Popular Culture), 2008.
11. “What’s in a Name” published in BIM: Arts for the 21st Century volume 7, 2015.
10. “Soca Night” published in 2007 in the Daily Observer 50th anniversary arts supplement Carnival Is All We Know (which I also pitched and edited).
9. “At Sea” published in Zimbabwean American journal Munyori, 2011. Link to one-minute read video.
8. “When We Danced” published in The Caribbean Writer volume 29, 2015 . It won The Caribbean Writer’s flash fiction prize.
7. “Martin, Dorie, and Luis: A Love Story” published in the Jamaica Observer Sunday Literary Arts, 2004. Link to one-minute read video.
6. “Rhythms” published in The Caribbean Writer, 2004. Link to one-minute read video.
5. “Ixie and Izzy”, part of the Sky Islands fictional universe, published in 2021 in Moko: Caribbean Arts and Letters issue 20. Link to one-minute read video.
4. “The Cat has Claws” published in Akashic’s Mondays are Murder series, 2013. Link to one-minute read video.
3. “Friday Night Fish Fry” published in the Sea Breeze Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writings, 2008. Link to one-minute read video.
2. “Bitter Memories” published in Collective Soul, 1998. Link to one-minute read video.
1. “Country Club Kids” published in The Caribbean Writer vol. 24, 2010. Link to one-minured read video.
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