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Former University Administrator, Velma Pollard Launches Book

The Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona will host the launch of Considering Woman 1 & 2, a collection of short prose by Velma Pollard, a former Dean of the Faculty of Education and Head, Department of Educational Studies at UWI. The Launch takes place on Sunday, April 17 at 11:00am at the Multifunctional Room, Main Library, UWI.

Published by Peepal Tree Press, the book brings together two collections of short prose in a single volume:  Considering Woman 1, which was first published in 1989, and a new body of work, Considering Woman 2.

The book is a collection of short stories, fables and memoir that includes 'Women Poets, 'Version', 'Parables', 'Cages', 'Tales of Mothering' and 'Afterword'. The book was first published in 1989.

Dr. Velma Pollard has published several collections of poetry, including Crown Point and Other poems (1988) and Shame Trees Don’t Grow Here (1992). Her novella, Karl, received the Casa de las Americas prize in 1992. Dr. Pollard is also well known for her 1994 landmark publication Dread Talk: The Language of Rastafari.

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