So Much Things to Say


So Much Things to SaySo Much Things to Say
A dazzling array of world-renowned poets donate their words in celebration of Calabash, the world’s best literary festival, held annually in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Contributors include: Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Martin Espada, Terrance Hayes, Valzyna Mort, Sonia Sanchez, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Patricia Smith, Saul Williams, Staceyann Chin, and many others.

Editor Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica. He is the author of many books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, criticism, and drama. His debut novel, She’s Gone (Akashic Books), was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. He is Distinguished Poet in Residence at the University of South Carolina. He is also the programming director of the Calabash International Literary Festival that takes place each May in Jamaica.

Colin Channer is the founder and artistic director of the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust. He was born in Jamaica, but has lived in the United States since his late teens. Known primarily as a novelist, he is the Newhouse Visiting Professor in Creative Writing at Wellesley College near Boston, Massachusetts.

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