Ben E Hunter Soul Avenger

Ben E. Hunter has been active as a performing artist on the New Orleans reggae and folk/acoustic scene for many years now. He was born in Treme, New Orleans’ African-American district, and although his musical tastes include Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac as well...

Malachi D. Smith – Tick Off

Malachi D. Smith. Tick Off (4-M Music/BMI, 2020). Malachi D. Smith was born in Westmoreland, Jamaica and joined the Jamaican Constabulary Force in the mid-1970s. He was a founding member of the group Poets in Unity, together with Chris Bailey and Tomlin Ellis in the...

Pierrot

Pierrot. John Robert Lee. Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2020. 72 pages. £9.99 Famously described once by Stewart Brown and Mark McWatt as a “general man of letters” in their Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse, John Robert Lee is a well-known poet, drama critic,...

The Healing Next Time

McFarlane, Roy. The Healing Next Time. Rugby: Nine Arches Press, 2018. 79 pages. ISBN: 9781911027454 Roy McFarlane is a British poet of Jamaican parentage who was born in Birmingham and has lived most of his life in Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands. In 2009 he was...

Beginning With Your Last Breath

McFarlane, Roy. Beginning With Your Last Breath. Rugby: Nine Arches Press, 2016. £ 9.99. ISBN: 9781911027089 Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage and has lived in the Black Country, an industrial area to the north of Birmingham, most of his life....