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Lorna Goodison


Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica, has received many honours, including a 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction, Jamaica’s Musgrave Medal (1999), and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (1987). She is Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan, where she was the Lemuel A. Johnson Professor of English and African and Afro American Studies. Her many books include her Collected Poems, published in 2017.


2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry Winner2017 - 2020 Poet Laureate of Jamaica2018 Windham-Campbell Prize Fiction WinnerOCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean LiteraturePoet Laureate of JamaicaWindham-Campbell Prize

Years Attended

2014 Adult’s Festival Participant
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