Vladimir Lucien to Launch Poetry Collection

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Young St. Lucian writer Vladimir Lucien launches his first collection of poetry on Wednesday July 30th at the Conference Room of the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) at 7 pm, the St Lucia Times reports.

The launch is part of the CDF’s Emancipation programmes.

His work has been published in The Caribbean Review of Books, Wasafiri, Small Axe journal, the PN Review, BIM magazine, Caribbean Beat and other journals, as well as an anthology of poetry entitled, ‘Beyond Sangre Grande’ edited by Cyril Dabydeen.

Lucien was also awarded the first prize in the poetry category of the Small Axe prize 2013. He has been featured at the Trinidad Bocas Lit Fest’s new talent showcase as well as the West Indian Literary Conference, the Word Alive Literary Festival and other events.

His artistic interests also include theatre, having acted and served as dramaturge in productions staged by the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, at his alma mater, the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine Campus).

Vladimir’s debut collection of poetry ‘Sounding Ground’ was published in May 2014 by Peepal Tree Press.

His talent and work has been recognised and applauded, not only by his literary colleagues in St. Lucia, but by writers throughout the Caribbean and internationally. He is also making his name as an insightful reviewer with several articles published in the Caribbean press and in online journals.

He is presently completing an MPhil degree with UWI, St. Augustine. He is a lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

The public is invited to the launch of ‘Sounding Ground.’

For the original report go to http://stluciatimes.com/article/vladimir-lucien-launch-poetry-collection#sthash.fP6SSeQI.dpuf

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