Mon­ica Minott to launch ‘Ku­mina Queen’

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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 lit­sen­g­mona@gmail.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.

CON­SID­ER­ABLE AT­TEN­TION

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

Young Cat Pro­mo­tion presents, Maver­ley Black and White at Top Maver­ley, Cam­p­den Cres­cent, Kingston 20. Mu­sic by Stone Love. Fea­tur­ing Chris Di­a­mond, Foota Hype, Tony Mat­ter­horn, Boom Boom, and Lizard Hype.

TONY MAT­TER­HORN

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