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Feedback from Inscribe masterclass with Nii Parkes

Our last Inscribe masterclass, which took place at Commonword in Manchester, was a roaring success. Nii Ayikwei Parkes led participants in developing poetry that engaged with the theme of our upcoming anthology, Filigree. The results were surprising and showed a wide variety of responses to the theme.

Feedback from the city was also really positive. We're sharing it here.

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Inscribe Poetry Masterclass with Kadija George: Filigree

An exciting oppportunity to craft your poetry with Kadija Sesay, the award-winning co-editor of Filigree, a new anthology of contemporary Black British poetry. Under her sure hand you will create potential submissions for this new anthology, which will be published by Peepal Tree Press in Spring 2017.

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Geoffrey Philp and Reggae Aesthetics

In the latest issue of Miranda, the online journal of the English Department of the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, Eric Doumerc examines the reggae aesthetics of Geoffey Philp's poetry. This article focuses on the influence of reggae on Geoffrey Philp's poetry through the concept of 'versioning' ('creative recycling'), a cultural practice which goes back to the roots of reggae.

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An interview with Karen Lord

We caught up with Karen Lord to discuss influences, speculative fiction and the Caribbean.

Who were your favourite authors growing up?

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Peepal Tree titles longlisted in the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize

The 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature longlist of nine books features four Peepal Tree Press titles! 

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Delinquency, Sovereignty and the St. Lucian Imagination

by Vladimir Lucien

I was recently invited to give the annual Independence Lecture in St. Lucia. I was honoured to deliver the talk, entitled "Playin' de Arts": Delinquency, Sovereignty and the St. Lucian Imagination. I am the youngest to have given the lecture, and -- I am told -- it was the first time that the lecture focussed on the arts.

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Jan Carew book launch event, Guyana, 17 March 2016

Please note time change 6-8 pm!

Join us at historic Moray House in Georgetown for the official Guyanese launch of two exciting and important new books: Carew's memoir, Episodes in My Life, published by Peepal Tree Press, and a collection of poetry Return to Streets of Eternity, published by Smokestack Books.

Speakers will include Joy Gleason Carew, Al Creighton and Nigel Harris, and features a fascinating powerpoint presentation on Carew's life.

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The Whale House, reviewed by Shivanee Ramlochan for Caribbean Beat

Caribbean Beat's wonderful Caribbean Bookshelf column by Shivanee Ramlochan (March/April 2016) features a new review of Sharon Millar's collection of short stories, The Whale House.

Here's a brief excerpt:

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Slideshow from the Leeds Inscribe meet-up with Nii Parkes

Nii Ayikwei Parkes joined a group of our Inscribe-supported writers in Leeds to discuss submissions for our forthcoming anthology, Filigree.

Filigree will follow on from our groundbreaking anthologies Red and Closure. There's still time to submit to the anthology, so make sure you check out the submission guidelines.

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Malika Booker to chair judges of Forward Prize!

We're pleased to announce that this year’s judging panel for the Forward Prize is chaired by our very own Malika Booker. She is joined on the exciting and diverse panel by poets George Szirtes and Liz Berry, with singer/songwriter Tracey Thorn and Don Share, editor of Poetry Magazine.

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