1/05/2014

Micheal Smith

Happy New Year!

Thanks for your readership and support last year, and I wish you all the very best for 2014. I hope that your love of poetry will grow and that you will find the inspiration to pen your own.

This month, I would like to turn the spotlight on Jamaican poet, Michael (Mikey) Smith. Michael Smith was born in Kingston in 1954. He graduated from Kingston College and the Jamaica School of Drama in 1980. Michael loved dub poetry and performed on tours in Barbados, the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Italy. Mi Cyaan Believe It, is perhaps his most well-known dub poem.

Sadly, Michael Smith passed away in 1983 under tragic circumstances. His collection, It a Come, which was edited by Mervyn Morris, was published in 1986.

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