The Power of Caribbean Poetry - Word and Sound

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Posted: 6 September 2011

A conference on Caribbean poetry will be held at Homerton College/Cambridge Faculty of Education 20 - 22 Sept 2012.

Speakers / performers include John Agard, Beverley Bryan, Kei Miller, Mervyn Morris, Grace Nichols, Velma Pollard, Olive Senior, Dorothea Smartt.

The first two days of this international gathering will take the form of an academic conference, the final day having a more educational focus and therefore likely to appeal to teachers as well as scholars. Members of the Caribbean Poetry Project from Cambridge University Faculty of Education and the University of West Indies will be hosting the conference and disseminating its outcomes. Marilyn Brocklehurst's bookshop will be available throughout the conference and some project partners, such as the online Poetry Archive and Peepal Tree Press, will be represented.

Abstracts (300 words approx.) should be sent to Bryony Horsley Heather ( by the end of January 2012.

Conference fees including lunch, dinner, tea & coffee will be £200. Day rate £75 for 20th, £100 for 21st and £70 for 22nd for bookings before May 1st 2012. Accommodation available at Homerton College at £60 per night.

For further information, contact Morag Styles or Bryony Horsley Heather or visit

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