Bajo El Sol Gallery at Mongoose Junction will host a book launch for BVI writer, lecturer and editor Richard Georges’ debut poetry collection on March 25.
Georges’ book, “Make Us All Islands,” was recently listed by the Trinidad Guardian as one of four Caribbean books to look out for in 2017.
Georges grew up between Trinidad and the British Virgin Islands and graduated from both the BVI High School and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. He holds a BA in English literature from Texas Christian University, an MA in creative writing from the Aberystwyth University, and a PhD in critical and creative writing from the University of Sussex.
His explores qualities of the sea and the role it plays in the formation of Caribbean identities.
Georges’ poetry has appeared in Prelude, Smartish Pace, The Puritan, WILDNESS, Wasafiri, The Rusty Toque, The Caribbean Writer and other magazines and anthologies in the Caribbean, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2015, he won the Marvin E. Williams Prize for literature from The Caribbean Writer and he has been shortlisted for several international prizes.
In 2013, he cofounded Moko magazine with USVI writer David Knight Jr. in an effort to facilitate the publication of art, literature and critical essays from emerging and established artists and writers from, living in or writing about the Caribbean.
The event starts at 6 p.m. Georges will talk about his work and sign copies of the book.