“That Scene In True Blood” – Maggie Harris (Guyana/ UK)

“That Scene In True Blood” is an allusive, haunting poem by multi-awarding winning Caribbean writer, Maggie Harris. This poetry video produced by Thanet Writers is well-crafted, with Maggie’s sensuous, silky voice the main event.

One of the many things I love about this author’s work is the recurring celebration of her homeland in Guyana. I was fortunate enough to meet her here in Barbados where she became a member of VOICES: Barbados Writers’ Collective – the then dynamic writers’ group I once led. She likely would’ve been on her Leverhulme Research Abroad Scholarship to the University Of The West Indies. I can’t wait to bite into her latest collection of poems published this year, “On Watching A Lemon Sail The Sea“.

On Watching A Lemon Sail The Sea

This creator of poetry and prose is also a visual artist. Originally from Guyana, South America, she recently re-located to Kent after 10 years in Wales in the United Kingdom. She attended Kent University as a mature student, achieving a BA and MA, and started her career performing, running workshops and teaching creative writing. She has worked for Kent Arts & Libraries, represented Kent in Europe and was International Teaching Fellow at Southampton University. Among this acclaimed literary artist’s several awards are: The Guyana Prize For Literature, The Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the Kent University TS Eliot Poetry Prize.

Connect with Maggie at her  website or follow her on Instagram.

Sources: maggieharris.co.uk and YouTube

 

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