Violently WroughtNovember 2014
The author of A Brief History of Seven Killings on Bob Marley, writing terror explicitly, and why sloppiness serves good storytelling.
Saxon Baird: The Dying Days of Vinyl in Reggae’s CapitalFebruary 2014
While foreigners buy up the relics of Jamaica’s musical heritage, reggae culture lives on in Kingston.
The HarmonizerDecember 2011 The Emmy Award–winning poet and crisis reporter on Haiti’s continuing struggles and Jamaica’s AIDS crisis, how Afro-Caribbean music has influenced the writing of V.S. Naipaul and Langston Hughes, and his new role as editor of Prairie Schooner.
Thunder in AprilJuly 2011
suddenly, strangely peopled, like Robin / in sheaves of rain, the land blurs April / into a fiction that never ends