Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Calabash 2012 reflection….

i am grateful for Calabash/Jubilation 50, grateful for having my sisters there with me, grateful for the overwhlemingly positive response to my open mic reading, grateful for the blessing of having poems in 4 of the books being sold in the Calabash/Novelty Traders bookstore, grateful for the God-ideas/visits from The Muses that give me more …

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Calabash 2012 moment #2

standing beside Olive Senior and having her say: “I thought I recognized you, you performed at the launch of Shell (her book) at Philip Sherlock! You were very good then and I really enjoyed your open mic reading here”. (picture me grinning from ear to ear and thanking her profusely)

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Calabash 2012 moment #1

glimpsing Linton Kwesi Johnson, tracking him down, getting him to sign my copy of So Much Things to Say and telling him about using his poem in the book during a dub poetry session I facilitated at Contacting the World in Manchester, England in 2010. He was so gracious and accommodating 😉

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