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Three Caribbean-Born Poets You Should Know

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Profiles from from News Americas Now.

The Caribbean has long been known for its excellence in literature and the arts and several Caribbean-born writers and poets are keeping that flag aloft. Here are three you should know:

Vladimir Lucien

Vladimir Lucien was born in St. Lucia and is the author of ‘Sounding Ground’, which was the winner of the Caribbean region’s major literary prize for Anglophone literature, the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. The win made Lucien the youngest ever winner of the prize. Lucien is also a screenwriter and actor.  The 28-year-old currently lives in St. Lucia and is a graduate of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. Lucien has said he was inspired by the work of Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite. Lucien has been featured at the Miami Book Fair and the Read My World Festival in Amsterdam. …

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