Major computer hiccups delayed my posting on July's poet. The hiccups have now gone and I am happy to feature St. Lucian poet, Modeste Downes, whose work was actually commented on by one of my readers, Jonathan Says (big shout out to you, Jonathan!) You can check out Jonathan's comments on my previous posting of the list of Caribbean poets, which by the way, is a work-in-progress for which I am constantly seeking feedback.
Modeste is the author of Phases, which was awarded the National Arts Prize for Literature in 2005. Throughout July, I am hoping to share with you as much information as possible about this poet and welcome your thoughts on this poet, St. Lucian poets, Caribbean poetry or poetry in general.