Receipts, or it never happened.

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”

On Inspiration

I’m a people-watching enthusiast inspired by the contradictions, colour and charisma of my island home Barbados.

I love to write stories and poems that explore the unique Caribbean narrative, focusing especially on family and relationships. And some of my words have caught the eyes of judges and literary greats. 

But perhaps my most memorable moment in my relatively short career was being recognized with the Kamau Brathwaite Award for Literary Excellence in poetry. The following year I was published in a journal Kamau oversaw… so unreal!

Dream big,
win big.

Awards

2014 Kamau Brathwaite Award for Literary Excellence – Poetry  (NIFCA)
Poem: ‘for Martin Carter’ 

2013 Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Literary Arts (NIFCA)
Poem: ‘PG-13’

2012 Harold Hoyte Scholarship for Master’s in Journalism (OCM)

Gold Awards (NIFCA)
‘Growing up Caribbean’
‘for Martin Carter’
‘PG-13’
‘Tribute to my Grandparents’

Most Promising Poetry (NIFCA)
‘for Martin Carter’

Most Promising Prose (NIFCA)
‘The Final Shot’

Publications

Dreaming of a West Coast Christmas
by ALeeInspired Publishing, 2016

When a Spade isn’t a Spade
by ALeeInspired Publishing, 2015

NCF Winning Words Anthology 2013/2014
by Arts Etc., 2015
Poem published: ‘for Martin Carter’

Caribbean Writer – Volume 29
by University of the Virgin Islands, 2015
Poem published: ‘Silver Anniversary’

‘Round my Christmas Tree
by the Caribbean Reads Publishing, 2015
Poem published: ‘Mr. Fruit Cake’

NCF Winning Words Anthology
by Arts Etc., 2013
Poem published: ‘Tribute to my Grandparents’