Sun | Nov 28, 2021

Jamaican poet is featured presenter at US writers’ event

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2021 | 12:09 AM
Sky Juice cover
Sky Juice cover

Jamaican poet and law lecturer Natalie Corthesy will be the featured presenter at the African American Writers’ Alliance on Sunday, November 14. Corthesy will be reading from her second book of poems, Sky Juice, which is a celebration of Jamaican life and culture.

“I’m very excited to have this opportunity to share my work with a wider audience,” Corthesy said. “This latest book is very special to me, and I’m really looking forward to this event.”

Sky Juice is Corthesy’s second collection of poems after her debut anthology Fried Green Plantains (2017 Nasara Publishing). An accomplished writer, Corthesy has published The Watchman, Swansea, Siren, and Ritual published in The Caribbean Writer Volume 33, 2019. The Helper Experiment, Where are you from?, The School Girl, and Free have been published in The Caribbean Writer Volume 34, 2020. Up was published in the writing and visual arts journal We Are Goodgenough Magazine, 2020. Plantation fringe was contributed to a special commemorative edition of Interviewing the Caribbean honouring the work and life of Kamau Brathwaite, 2020.

Corthesy was the 2020 Winner of The Caribbean Writer’s Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize for a new or emerging writer for The Helper Experiment published in The Caribbean Writer Volume 34 under the theme, Dignity, Power and Place in the Caribbean Space. She is a senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Mona.