Started in 2004, this year’s staging of Poetry in Motion will feature a diverse range of national and international performers combining music, dance, comedy, storytelling, fashion and poetry. The acts include poet John Akpata from Toronto Canada and American poet Ruth Nadolny. The Jamaican contingent includes Dr Herbert Thompson, Steppa, Myrna Hague, Marjorie Whylie, Dufton Shepherd, Annmarie Wilmot, Osheen Wright, Delacia Wiggan, Shamoya Samuel and promoter Yasus Afari.
“After 14 years, the people of central Jamaica, Mandeville in particular, really demonstrate that they have sustained appetite for clean, intelligent fun, support for social responsibility, and we are grateful for their support. We want to honour their support with continued and enhanced high-quality performance, which befits the dignity if our great nation and people,” Yasus Afari added.
— By Basil Walters