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Published:Saturday | September 23, 2023 | 12:06 AM
“I chose this dress because it has stars on it and I’m a star,” said Amina Blackwood Meeks, before posing for the camera.
“I chose this dress because it has stars on it and I’m a star,” said Amina Blackwood Meeks, before posing for the camera.
Showing her support of the launch is Dr Maria Smith.
Showing her support of the launch is Dr Maria Smith.
In cheerful moods and enjoying the night’s activities are Helen Morris (left) and Betty Wilson.
In cheerful moods and enjoying the night’s activities are Helen Morris (left) and Betty Wilson.
Olive Senior, poet laureate and host of the night, graced our lens.
Olive Senior, poet laureate and host of the night, graced our lens.
Bright smiles from Dr Aisha Spencer (left) and Coleen Douglas.
Bright smiles from Dr Aisha Spencer (left) and Coleen Douglas.
Professor Opal Palmer rocks a sea inspired African print dress.
Professor Opal Palmer rocks a sea inspired African print dress.
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In a moving display, filled with literary art, the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) unveiled the Jamaica Poetry Archive at 10A West King’s House Road in St Andrew, on Thursday night. Dubbed ‘Strictly Poetry’, the event saw poets, educators, academics, corporate and media representatives, gather to listen and enjoy the reading of works of poetry. Hosting the night’s activities was Jamaica’s Poet Laureate, Olive Senior. Something Extra gives the highlights.