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Cambridge meets the Caribbean

Accept it all with level sentences
with sculpted settlement that sets each stanza,
learn how the bright lawn sets up no defences against the egret's stabbing questions and the         night's answer

From Derek Walcott (2010) ‘White Egrets’ in White Egrets. Faber


Book launch: Teaching Caribbean Poetry

Front cover of Teaching Caribbean PoetryOn 29th November the team celebrated the launch of their much anticipated book, Teaching Caribbean Poetry.  The launch was hosted by Homerton College and attended by the editors, Professor Beverley Bryan and Morag Styles, along with special guests Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate and patron of the project, and Sir Andrew Motion, director of the Poetry Archive. The book is also featured in the latest edition of Cambridge Research Horizons. More ...

All praise to this initiative that aims to free poetry from its tag as 'boring subject’ and relocate it in the hearts and minds of teachers and students as a lifelong gift to be savoured and treasured. Olive Senior, poet

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The Caribbean Poetry Project is a pioneering collaboration between Cambridge University Faculty of Education, the Centre for Commonwealth Education, and The University of the West Indies at Mona (Jamaica), St Augustine (Trinidad) and Cave Hill (Barbados).

Through a joint research and teaching programme, our project will encourage engagement with Caribbean poetry, and improve the teaching and learning of poetry in both British and Caribbean schools.

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Caribbean Poetry Project Team

Photographs above from the 2012 Conference

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John Agard
Edward Baugh

Kamau Brathwaite
Mervyn Morris
Andrew Motion
Olive Senior
Benjamin Zephaniah