Tuesday, 24 September 2013

WELL VERSED: St. Lucia's Adrian Augier debuts poetry anthology at Mona

WORD POWER: Augier lets the words flow.

St. Lucian poet Adrian Augier launched his new anthology Navel String last Sunday morning at UWI Mona's Neville Hall Lecture Theatre. Offering excerpts from the new work, Augier read engagingly, referencing everything from nature's bounty to death and mourning to St. Lucian history and landscapes. Perhaps among the telling lines were such gems as "History is not what people tell us but who we are."

Book presentations were made to UWI Mona's Main Library (collected by Jacqueline Howard-Nash) and The National Library of Jamaica, represented, as always, by the charming Valerie Francis.

Among those who stepped out in support of Augier's launch were the likes of Jean Small, Prof. Mervyn Morris, Dr. Erna Brodber, Dr. Velma Pollard, Petrona Morrison, Owen 'Blakka' Ellis, Prof. Roy Augier, Pat Ramsay and Prof. Edward Baugh, who delivered a sharp introduction of the man of the hour and offered a succint yet potent reading. The group Trio Ambiance, comprised of Rosina Moder (on recorder), Sean Richards (guitar), and Jeremy Ashbourne (percussion) provided the morning's musical entertainment.

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