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Jean Binta Breeze performs this evening

Tuesday, July 31, 2012    

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BRITISH-based Jamaican poet Jean Binta Breeze will be the featured act on Poetry Fellowship scheduled for the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts this evening.

The show starts at 7:30 pm and is being staged by Poetry Society of Jamaica.

Breeze, who was recently bestowed with British honours MBE (Member of the British Empire), also worked as a theatre director, choreographer, actor and teacher.

Born in Hanover, she studied at the Jamaica School of Drama in St Andrew. Her works include Book of Poetry: Answers (1983); Riddym Ravings and Other Poems (1988) edited by Mervyn Morris; Spring Cleaning (1992), On the Edge of an Island (1997), Song Lines (1997), The Arrival of Brighteye and Other Poems (2000),The Fifth Figure (2006) and Third World Girl: Selected Poems (2011).

She also released albums such as Riddym Ravings (1987), ROIR, Tracks (1991), LKJ, Hearsay (1994), Riding on de Riddym (1997), 57 Production and Eena Me Corner (2010), Arroyo Rec.

She has performed her work around the world, in the Caribbean, North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Africa, and been has dubbed "one of the most important, influential performance poets in recent years".

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