White Woman Prances

A brief break from the Jamaica postings to tell you about an important portrait exhibit at the International Center of Photography. The exhibit is called “Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits” curated by Deborah Willis. The ICP is located at 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street here in New York. And Read More …

Xaymaca, Part Six

We left Erna’s for the coast. Our first beach was small and vacant save for a lifeguard raking trash from the sand and rocks and a man cutting grass up the hillside. We swam in the warm aquamarine water and dried off on the beach. I watched a white crab emerge from its hole and Read More …

Xaymaca, Part Four

We roadtripped home from Calabash with Kei’s friend, the poet Tanya Shirley. Tanya did her MFA at the U of Maryland and we chatted up MFA programs in the States while making ample amounts of witty and crass jokes, especially concerning the legendary Virtuous Vagina. We stumbled upon a late day funeral, an image that Read More …

Xaymaca, Part Three

Once Kei returned from the UK the afternoon of my second day, we began the search for a car to drive to St. Elizabeth and the Calabash International Lit Festival. Thus began a long Friday evening where we eventually wound up at the Miller family house with a beautiful night-time-ridge-top view of Kingston. And we Read More …