6/09/2013

Edward Baugh

Poet and scholar Edward Baugh was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica in 1936. He started writing poetry while he was a high school student. His studied English Literature at the University College of the West Indies, and later completed graduate studies at Queen's University and the University of Manchester.

Baugh was also Professor of English at the University of the West Indies, Mona and Cave Hill campuses. Professor Baugh also held the position of Public Orator of the University of the West Indies for over 30 years!

Professor Baugh's scholarship is extensive, and he is considered an authority on St. Lucian poet and Nobel Prize winner, Derek Walcott. Below are a few of Professor Baugh's works:

  • West Indian Poetry 1900-1970: A Study of Decolonization (1971)
  • Another Life: Derek Walcott
  • Memory as Vision (1978)
  • Critics on Caribbean Literature (editor, 1978) 
  • A Tale From the Rainforest (1988)
  • It Was the Singing (2000)
Here is a link to Professor Baugh's discussion of his life, work and Caribbean poets and poetry in Caribbean Beat.

A truly outstanding Caribbean poet!

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