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Olive Senior

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  • Olive Senior is the Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2021–24. She is the award-winning author of twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's literature and other published work. Her many awards include Canada's Writers Trust Matt Cohen Award for Lifetime Achievement, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies and the Gold Medal of the Institute of Jamaica. Her work has been adapted for radio and stage, translated into many languages and is taught internationally. Olive Senior is from Jamaica and lives in Toronto, Canada, but returns frequently to the Caribbean which remains central to her work.
    'The scale and scope of Senior's subject matter is remarkable.'

    Zakia Carpenter-Hall, The Poetry Review

    Awards won by Olive Senior Short-listed, 2023 The Raymond Souster Award by the League of Canadian Poets
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