Lorna Goodison

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Lorna Goodison was born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 1st, 1947 – The Jamaican Emancipation day, on which the abolition of slavery is commemorated. She has received international awards and recognition for her poetry and prose, including the Musgrave Gold Medal from Jamaica in 1999. Her work has been published in various anthologies and collections of contemporary poetry, including the HarperCollins World Reader, the Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry, and more.

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