Lorna Goodison is a celebrated Jamaican poet and a major figure in world literature. She is the recipient of the 2019 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the winner of a 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for poetry. In 2017, she became the first woman to hold the title of Poet Laureate of Jamaica. Her many publications include fourteen poetry collections, three short-story collections, the memoir From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island, and the nonfiction Redemption Ground: Essays and Adventures. Her Collected Poems were published in 2017.