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Pointed in the right direction: A conversation with John Robert Lee


Going in depth with Saint Lucia’s own John Robert Lee

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John Robert Lee (bn. 1948 in St. Lucia) is a prolific St. Lucian poet, critic, journalist, and educator. His work has appeared in numerous regional and international journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Caribbean Quarterly, Savacou, Small Axe, Wasafiri, Trinidad & Tobago Review, Callaloo, The Jamaica Gleaner, The St. Lucia Mirror, Catholic Chronicle, The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. For a number of years John Robert Lee worked for the St. Lucian radio and TV where he conducted interviews with personalities in the world of art, literature, politics, and entertainment. Among those were Derek and Roderick Walcott, Dunstan St. Omer, Msgr Patrick Anthony, Kendel Hippolyte, Kamau Brathwaite, George Lamming, Rex Nettleford, Seamus Heaney, Arthur Miller, and Little Richard.

As a literary and theater critic John Robert Lee has written widely about St. Lucian cultural history, contributing an astute critical eye to a vibrant tradition…

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