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H.D. Carberry

In this very sunny (and extremely hot) month of July, Poets of the Caribbean reflects on the life of Jamaican poet, Hugh Doston (H.D.) Carberry. Carberry, famous for his poem Nature, which I will re-print in another post, was actually born on July 12, 1921 in Montreal, Canada. He was the son of Sir John Carbery, a former Jamaican Chief Justice, and Lady Georgina Carberry, and was taken to Jamaica as an infant. He spent the rest of his life in Jamaica.

H.D. Carberry

Carberry attended Decarterett College in Mandeville, and Jamaica College in Kingston. He later read law at Oxford University. H.D. Carberry died in 1989.

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