Monica Minott to launch ‘Kumina Queen’
Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics and Dissent in North India (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India (University of Michigan Press and Oxford University Press, 2004). Her third book, in progress, is titled Local Themes, Transnational Concerns: Theatres of the South Asian Diaspora in Canada.
The Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture is an annual event in honour of Edward Baugh, acclaimed poet and scholar of anglophone Caribbean poetry, and Professor Emeritus of English at the UWI, Mona.
Members of the public are invited to attend. For more information, please contact the Department of Literatures in English at 9272177 or e-mail email@example.com. THE DEPARTMENT of Literatures in English, UWI Mona, will host the launch of Monica Minott’s poetry collection, Kumina Queen (Peepal Press), on Monday November 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Undercroft, Senate Building, on the Mona Campus.
Kumina Queen is Minott’s debut collection of poems. Exploring the continued The cover of Monica Minott’s Kumina Queen. presence of cultural history in Competition of 2009, and has Jamaica, the collection offers received two awards for booklength new perspectives on a range of collections in the Jamaica subjects, including female figures National Book Development in Afro-Jamaican history Council’s literary competition of and legend, classical myth and 2004. contemporary foreign cities. Minott is the chief organiser
Praising Minott for “her subtle of Katalyxt Writers Workshop use of folk beliefs and (2013) and founder and artistic idiom”, Baugh writes of director of Artistic Expressions Kumina Queen “This is an Season of Music and Poetry accomplished and pleasing first (1996-1998). A graduate of the collection. Poem after poem University of the West Indies, make us sit up and think.” Minott is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing at Bennington College (Vermont, USA).
The launch will include readings by Minott, Professor Edward Baugh, Shara McCallum, Maureen Denton, and Barbara Mitchell, as well as the launch talk by Mervyn Morris, professor Emeritus in the Department of Literatures in English, UWI Mona, and Jamaica’s Poet Laureate. The public is invited to attend.
Minott’s poetry has garnered considerable attention in recent years. She was a featured poet in the anthology Coming Up Hot: Eight New Caribbean Poets from the Caribbean (Peekash Press, 2015) and in Small Axe, Vol 32 (2010). She has contributed poems and short stories to numerous anthologies and journals, including The Caribbean Writer, BIM, and SX Salon.
She was awarded first prize in the Small Axe Poetry
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