Poets/Writers From Lucea & Hanover
Lindsay Barrett - Writer, born in Lucea. Jamaica Daily Gleaner, Star, apprentice journalist, c. 1959-61; Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, news editor, 1961; British Broadcasting Corporation, overseas department and transcription center freelancer, 1962-63; freelance journalist and political analyst, 1963-; author, poet, playwright, novelist, 1966-; Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone, lecturer, c. 1967; Information Service of the East Central State, Nigeria, c. 1967-70; Nigerian television and radio, producer, c. 1970
Dr. Edwards Binns - Born in Lucea, he was the Medical Doctor (MD) for Hanover. Author of  "The Anatomy of Sleep".
Ayanna Black - 1939 - 2009 Born in Hanover.  Ayanna was educated in England and immigrated to Canada in 1964, where she began her writing career. Our paths first crossed at the forefront of Toronto’s burgeoning arts scene in the early 80s. 

Black published three collections of poems. As an anti-Apartheid activist, she had a hand in bringing South Africa's Desmond Tutu to Toronto, as well as U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

A jazz lover, Black also became a co-owner of Great Black Music Productions, which produced concerts by Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Paul Bley and other greats.


Jean "Binta" Breeze - Dub Poet,  theatre director, choreographer, actor and teacher. A 1981 stage performance with Muta that led him to decide to record her work. Breeze credited this recording with leading to "the acclaim of being, as one magazine termed it, 'the first female dub poet in the male-dominated field. Jean as received a Grant to study oral histories of Jamaican women...........born in Patty Hill.
Shirley Carby - Writer, Teacher and Publishers. Born in Hopewell, Hanover. Attended Montego Bay High School where she studied Latin, French and English; St Catherine, where she taught English for five years at the St Jago High School; and Kingston where she blazed her way to become owner and managing director of the Caribbean's foremost publishing house, Carlong Publishers (Caribbean) Limited Curdella Forbes - Writer, born in Claremont.  She is a teacher by profession and has been a member of the academic staff at the University of West Indies since 1990: from 1990 to 1995 as Resident Tutor, School of Continuing Studies in Western Jamaica, and since 1995 as a lecturer in the Department of Literatures in English, Mona, Jamaica.
Jennifer Garantz - Poet/Dub Poetry/Linguist/ author/self-publisher/songwriter, born in Lucea.
Vjange "Country Gal" Hazle A graduate of Mico Teachers' College in Jamaica, she has written and published numerous short stories and poems.
Juliet Christie Murray - Journalist; Poet; Novelist; Playwright, born in Lucea. She is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University U.S.A., where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Applied Social Relations. She also holds a diploma from the College of Art Science and Technology in Technical Education-(Home Economics) and holds a certificate from the Ministry of Education In Primary Education, Jamaica. At present she is a Vice Principal and teaches reading to slow learners in Jamaica.
Cyril Everard Palmer - Story writing for children: Broken Vessel, Spanish Treasure, A Cow Called Boy, My father Sun-Sun Johnson, born in Kendal .
Paulette Ramsay - Linguist and Writer, her published articles, translations, reviews and interviews have appeared in several academic journals
Arthur Williams - First Jamaican to Develop Course Material for all the subjects for the Third Jamaica Local exam and history for the First Local Examinations in the 1950s, this was done on his own initiative with his own finances. Pioneered distance correspondence courses in Jamaica, via the Post Offices. Honorary Member of Jamaica Ass. Of Distance and Open Learning (JADOL).
Lee Adulphos Hudson.   He hass been involved in numerous African and Caribbean arts projects, including sculpture exhibitions, live music promotion, dance workshops and art teaching. He also writes and records his own songs. Ronald George Riggon - Born in Mt Pelier. Ronald migrated to England