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Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica in Conversation with Louise Welsh

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Good poetry is like effective prayer, it feeds the human spirit, it nourishes, it puts us in touch with forces far greater than ourselves. Lorna Goodison

‘Superlatives glint all over commentary on Lorna Goodison's work... she is now one of the greatest!’ Kwame Dawes

Lorna Goodison’s work contains ‘rare quality that has gone out of poetry … joy.’ Derek Walcott

This is a rare opportunity to share an evening with Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica, and one of the most distinguished writers of her generation.

Lorna Goodison is the Poet Laureate of Jamaica. She is the recipient of numerous prizes for her work, including the 2018 Windham Campbell Prize for Poetry from Yale University. The author of twelve collections of poetry, three collections of short stories, an award winning memoir and a collection of essays. Her work has been included in the major anthologies and collections of contemporary poetry published in the United States, Europe and the West Indies over the past thirty years, including the Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (2003) as well as the HarperCollins World Reader, the Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry, the Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, and Longman Masters of British Literature (2006).. She is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at the Centre for African and Afroamerican Studies at the University of Michigan.

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