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To See Recent Performances

& Publications By:

Yvonne Weekes 



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Disaster Matters

An anthology of poems, prose and drama for secondary school students highlighting hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes. Edited by Drs. Yvonne Weekes and Wendy McMahon. House of Nehesi, Publication 2022


"Doing Research Differently: Bringing Art and Science Together"

Caribbean Education Research Journal. Special Edition. (Forthcoming, Publication date 2022) 


“Building Consciousness Through Ethno-Drama: A Case Study”

In Journey Around Myself: CARIFESTA 2019 Papers. Ian Randle Publishers (Forthcoming, Publication date 2022)

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Pandemic Moments


The collection is about public occurrences, many of which the reader will recognise, but it is also about private happenings and quiet reflection on some sensitive matters. The employment of allusion and metaphor is noteworthy, and the enlisting of historical and religious reference (as in Fergus’ “Out of Nowhere” and Weekes’ “Good Friday”) helps to contextualise some of the themes of the collection, such as isolation and preservation; but these devices also serve as signifiers of promise/hope, weaving a contrapuntal thread that embellishes the work’s rich texture. The authors use these and many other strategies to induce us to look beyond the event horizon of social etiquette, propriety, writer’s privacy and then return to gauge our very own responses. Though the world has begun to understand that the region’s most potent voices are those of its artists, fewer people are aware that much of the region’s theorizing emanates from the creative work of its artists. So this collection is a deep-rooted intervention.

Dr. Yvonne Weekes will be reading at the 31st Medellin International Poetry Festival. See post below for further details. 


The Medellin International Poetry Festival

AUGUST 1ST - 29TH, 2021 

The Medellin International Poetry Festival (virtually) will run August 1st - 29th. Dr Weekes is scheduled to read TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 – 19:00 Col./22:00 GMT. 

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