Brave New Literatures 2022 / 9 February 2022

Pavement Poets: 2022, a Year of Change

Brave New Literatures Festival

A new year is a chance to reflect on the changes we face and the changes we need. In this special edition of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s online Pavement Poets series, five of Trinidad and Tobago’s most talented spoken word poets — Derron Sandy, Dominique Friday, Kyle Hernandez, Gabrielle Murray, and Kleon McPherson — share their hopes, concerns, and inspirations for 2022, from the miracle of a newborn daughter to going “back to basics.”

In order of appearance:

Derron Sandy — "Immortal"

Dominique Friday — "The Assignment"

Kyle Hernandez — "All Kinda Change"

Gabrielle Murray — "Point of View"

Kleon McPherson with Franz Job — "Playground Rhymes"

Produced by the Bocas Lit Fest and directed by Elechi Todd


Bocas Lit Fest

The Bocas Lit Fest is writing and literary arts development organisation based in Trinidad and Tobago, with numerous initiatives forging links and opportunities between writers, readers, publishers and others. We run the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival (2022 dates: 28 April to 1 May), and administer a series of prizes which provide crucial support for Caribbean writers, including the prestigious OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.