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Wayne Brown 1944-2009
Wayne Brown read English at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and lived mainly between the two countries since then. His books include On The Coast (Andre Deutsch, 1973) which was awarded the Commonwealth Prize for Poetry; Edna Manley: The Private Years (Andre Deutsch, 1976), a biography of the Jamaican sculptress; a second volume of poems, Voyages (Inprint Caribbean, 1989); and The Child of the Sea (Inprint Caribbean, 1990), like his later Landscape with Heron (Observer Literary Books, 2000), a collection of short stories and remembrances. He edited Derek Walcott: Selected Poetry (Heinemann Caribbean, 1981) and several anthologies of Jamaican fiction and poetry.
Wayne Brown was Gregory Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds, England, a Fulbright Scholar in the US, and a Fellow of Yaddo, MacDowell, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He lectured in English Literature in the US and at both the Trinidadian and Jamaican campuses of the University of the West Indies. Between 1994 and 2006, some 3,200 editions of his column In Our Time appeared in Trinidadian and Jamaican newspapers.
Wayne Brown was the editor of the literary pages of the Sunday Observer and the Sunday Gleaner and the founder-tutor of The Creative Writing Workshop. He also taught in Creative Writing (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) in the Low-residency MFA Creative Writing program of Lesley University, MA, and at Stanford University.
Between February and November 2008 he wrote a weekly column, The Race for the White House, which appeared in the Sunday editions of the Trinidad Express, the Nation (Barbados) and the Stabroek News (Guyana).