Bocas Lit Fest

Geoffrey Philp

Author, Children's Author
Jamaica

Geoffrey Philp has written two novels, Benjamin, My Son and Garvey’s Ghost; five poetry collections, Exodus and Other PoemsFlorida Bound, Hurricane CenterXango Music, and Dub Wise; two collections of short stories, Uncle Obadiah and the Alien and Who’s Your Daddy?, and three children’s books, Marcus and the Amazons, Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories, and The Christmas Dutch Pot Baby. His work is represented in nearly every anthology of Caribbean literature, and he is one of the few writers whose work has been published in the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. A former James Michener Fellow at the University of Miami, Philp was a Jamaica Diaspora Luminary Honoree for Literature (2016) and his poem, A Prayer for my Children, is featured on The Poetry Rail at The Betsy in an homage to 12 writers that shaped Miami culture. He is currently working on a collection of poems, “Letter from Marcus Garvey.”

Years Attended

2019 Adult’s Festival Participant
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