Amílcar Sanatan

Amílcar Peter Sanatan is an Instructor in the Department of Geography at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. Sanatan earned a Master of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies from the Institute for Gender and Development Studies. His poetry has appeared in the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Interviewing the Caribbean and PREE Lit. Sanatan has performed spoken word poetry in his homeland, Trinidad and Tobago, for over a decade and is the current host of the spoken word open mic U.WE SPEAK and coordinator of the UWI Socialist Student Conference.

Dry Cry

Old men in open shirts and give-away caps sit royally on the staircase of the community parlour. Their teeth grind like their knees in the picong, empty quarrels about cricket and young boys on the port smuggling drugs in the …

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