Image by Mario Porchetta


What happened recently:

Much of 2019 has been spent interviewing, collecting material and drafting my biography of Shake Keane. Here is a blurb about the book:

Shake Keane was the consummate jazz side-man who mastered many other musical genres. He was also an accomplished poet, teacher and raconteur. He lived the life of an itinerant whose locations included his native St. Vincent, London, Cologne, New York and Oslo.

This biography explores the many features of this contrary, affable, larger than life, Caribbean icon.  The book is to be published by Papillote Press late 2020/early 2021. 

Three pieces were commissioned by the Royal Literary Fund and were submitted in 2020:
– Belonging and a Sense of Place
– Why I Write
– A West Indian in Africa.

See my video contribution to World Storytelling Cafe, Poetry Section.  First aired April 2020.

21st April 2020 interview followed by edited version of Island Voices recording broadcast on Barbados CBC during Covid 19 pandemic lockdown.

I contributed a reading at ‘Speaky Spokey’ on 9th May 2020.