Leonard Dabydeen

Glad to be back with you after a month-long break to take on the NaNoWriMo challenge, which I was happy to complete.

This month, I would like to highlight the work of poet, Leonard Dabydeen. Leonard has been a faithful supporter of my blog, especially with his thoughtful comments and encouragement. I hope that you will take some time to explore Leonard's poetry, and I am sure he would appreciate your feedback.

Leonard Dabydeen was born in Canje in Berbice County, Guyana, and now resides in Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Guyana, and contributed extensively to the teaching profession in Guyana as teacher, headmaster and lecturer. Leonard won the Freedom House Poetry Prize in Guyana for his early writings.

Watching You: A Collection of Tetractys Poems is his first collection. Here is a review of Leonard's book by Sathya Narayana.

Watching You


sridevi datta said...

Leonard Dabydeen is one of my fav poets too..can you please provide me the link to this wonderful book ?

Yasmin Morais said...


Thanks so much for visiting the blog, and providing your feedback. Leonard is a wonderful poet. I think you should be able to get more details about the book here: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0104668049/Watching-You.aspx. I am hoping Leonard may be able to provide us more information regarding other sources for his book. Thanks again. Yasmin

Leonard Dabydeen said...

Thank you Yasmin for this December 2012 Poet of the Month feature. I really do appreciate this !

Thank you Sri. You are also one of my fav poets from India too. I always remember how you stood up against those who never understood the tetractys poem format on FB and the first time you actually followed the structure of the poem

The book is published by Xlibris Publishers. ISBN (Softcover): 978-1-4691-4802-1. ISBN eBook: 978-1-4691-4803-8
The book may be ordered by calling: 888-795-4274 ext. 7879 or order online at www.xlibris.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, or www.amazon.com

Yasmin Morais said...


Thanks for your comment, and for providing more information on your book. It is certainly my pleasure to share your work. Best wishes.

Leonard Dabydeen said...

Time truly waits for no man. Here is my new book: ( published Sept.24,2015)


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