Poetica: Jamaican poetry
August 20, 2014 7:55 PM   Subscribe

The Australian Radio National program Poetica recently broadcast two episodes of Jamaican Poetry, and it's a real delight to listen to these contemporary and archival recordings of Jamaican poets (from all over the world) reading their poetry, some with musical accompaniment. Episode 1 ----- Episode 2.

One of the featured poets left the following comment on the Episode 2 page:
"Thanks for this programme. I appreciate the artistry of the producer Brent Clough in weaving together such complex strands into a coherent whole which then gave shape and context to the spoken, sung and dubbed words of our beautiful island."
Each episode is a little over 30 minutes long, and can be listened to on the linked pages or downloaded as mp3s.
posted by paleyellowwithorange (2 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Downloaded and ready to be listened to on my portable device. Thanks for the links!
posted by Meatafoecure at 9:15 PM on August 20, 2014

Lots of the poets featured are (or were) here in Canada, and deserve to be better known up here than they are: Lillian Allen, Pam Mordecai, Olive Senior, Louise Bennett, Michael St. George.

(Start with this and google on from there.)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:57 PM on August 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

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