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Unwritten Poems

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Karen McCarthy Woolf held workshops in Kingston, Jamaica for young Jamaican writers.

We showcased Unwritten: Caribbean Poems After the First World War at the Calabash Festival in Jamaica and ran workshops for young writers in collaboration with the British Council, the Jamaica Military Museum and the National Library of Jamaica. We brainstormed with students about what an archive might be, to discover that DNA, the body, the sea, songs or recipes might all be archival resources, alongside photographs, letters and artefacts. The poems these young poets produced are moving and diverse, and it is a pleasure to be able to publish them here. 

– Karen McCarthy Woolf

Click here to read the young poets poems: Jamaica Unwritten Young Poets Workshop Online Anthology

  • Kandine West
  • Anna Corniffe
  • Lauren Daelapenha
  • Avi Miller
  • Britney Gabbidon
  • Colin Bogle
  • Peta-Gaye Williams
  • Yashika Graham
  • Rhea Manley
  • Topher Amani

 

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