Caribbean poets to showcase works in NY

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THE Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, will be participating in the Brooklyn Book Festival on Thursday, at 336 3rd Street Park Slope, where the work of Caribbean writers will be featured.
The festival will focus on the works of Caribbean poets Vladimir Lucien, author of Sounding Ground and winner of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Prize-winning novelist and author of the new poetry collection Wife, Tiphane Yanique will also be featured, as well as newcomers Danielle Boodoo-Fortune and Sassy Ross whose works are in the new anthology Coming Up Hot.
Bocas Lit Fest founder and director Marina Salandy-Brown said Bocas Lit Fest aims to expose Caribbean writers.
“Part of the Bocas project is to give Caribbean writers’ work as much exposure as possible, so we try to get them featured at international festivals. Vladimir Lucien, winner of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize has appeared at several regional festivals since the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in April, including the NGC Bocas Lit Fest Tobago in July, and he will be featured next week at the largest festival in New York, the Brooklyn Book Festival, and in November at the largest book festival in the USA, the Miami Book Fair,” Brown said.

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