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“My hero, Bob Marley, once said, ‘Me speak to all the children. Me speak to everything that moveth and liveth ‘pon the Earth.’ I’ve written children’s books, short stories, novels, flash fiction, poetry, blog posts, and essays.”

Poet and novelist


In1990, Geoffrey Philp published his first book of poems, Exodus and Other Poems, and six other poetry collections have followed: Florida Bound, hurricane center, xango music, Twelve Poems and A Story for Christmas, and Dub Wise. He has also published two books of short stories, Uncle Obadiah and the Alien and Who’s Your Daddy. Benjamin, My Son, his first novel, was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize and since then, he has published another novel, Garvey’s Ghost .

Philp’s poems and short stories are widely published, appearing in Small Axe, World Literature Today, The Caribbean Writer, Gulf Stream, Florida in Poetry: A History of the Imagination, Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry,Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse.