Kendel Hippolyte

Kendel Hippolyte is based on the island of Saint Lucia and is a poet, playwright and director, and sporadic researcher into areas of Saint Lucian and Caribbean arts and culture. His poetry has been published in journals and anthologies regionally and internationally. His latest book, Fault Lines (Peepal Tree Press, 2012), won the OCM Bocas Prize in Poetry in 2013.

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PoetryFor Gordon Rohlehr   i woke one morning and the Caribbean was gone. She’d definitely been there the night before, i’d heard her singing in crickets and grasshoppers to the tambourine of the oncoming rain. A childhood song. i slept down into childhood. i woke...

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