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Sunday, 3 June 2007

Sunday links roundup

- The Arts and Leisure section of today's Jamaica Gleaner offers a review by Mary Hanna of Erna Brodber's new novel, The Rainmaker's Mistake, as well as two short stories: "Sailing from DaMarie Street", by Kimmisha Thomas, and "The Day That Thou Gavest", by Cordella Lewis.

- Also in the Gleaner, Anthea McGibbon reports on a show of Jamaican art, "dominated" by David Boxer and Milton George, at the Pan American Art Gallery in Miami; and Jonathan Greenland, director of the National Gallery of Jamaica, interviews artist Stafford Schliefer.

- In the Stabroek News, Al Creighton reviews Panorama: A Portrait of Guyana, the annual Independence show at the National Gallery of Guyana; and Ian McDonald asks, What is the relevance of poetry? Pure enjoyment.

- Who has Edwidge Danticat been reading lately? J.M. Coetzee and Nikki Giovanni, according to a feature in today's New York Times Book Review, in which various writers are asked about their recent reading choices.

- At the Poetry Foundation blog, Kwame Dawes writes about "copyright matters", in response to a question by Kenneth Goldsmith.

- Geoffrey Philp remembers Don Drummond with a podcast of Mervyn Morris's poem "Valley Prince".

- And Caribbean Free Radio posts the June tour schedule of Antiguan writer Marie-Elena John, who will be making appearances in and around Washington, DC, and New York in the coming weeks (read a recent interview with John, posted a couple of weeks ago on Antilles).

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