|Poet Laureate Professor Mervyn Morris presents a copy|
of the Jamaican Anthology 'In This Breadfruit Kingdom'
which he edited in collaboration with National Library Jamaica, to
Hon Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender,
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|Contributors to the Anthology line up at the Launch|
Professor Mervyn Morris brought new energy for creative writing during his term as Poet Laureate of Jamaica. This came to a grand finale with the launch of The Jamaica Anthology of Poems, "In This Breadfruit Kingdom" last Thursday. His fellow UWI Professor Edward Baugh moved the audience with his stately readings. Dr Michael Bucknor's introduction of the publication and readings by Tanya Shirley and Alwyn Scott flagged its rich content.
Kudos National Library Jamaica CEO Winsome Hudson, co-publisher Tanya Batson-Savage of Blouse & Skirt Books. Gratitude to Minister Olivia Grange for endorsing and Paulette Mitchell of CHASE Fund for supporting.
I am honoured that one of my earliest poems "My Chinaman Jump to Di Riddim of Jah" is included in the anthology.