Geoffrey Philp

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Writer
Location Miami, Florida, Florida, United States
Introduction Geoffrey Philp, a recipient of a Silver Musgrave Medal in Literature from the Institute of Jamaica, is the author of two short story collections, two novels, three children’s books, and eight books of poetry, including his most recent collection from Peepal Tree Press, Archipelagos. His poems and short stories have been published in The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse, sx salon, Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, World Literature Today, Punch, Visible, Rattle: Poets Respond, and New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust. Philp’s other awards include a Marcus Garvey Award for Excellence in Education (2022) and a Luminary Award from the Consulate of Jamaica (2015). One of Philp’s poems, “A Prayer for my Children,” is featured on The Poetry Rail at The Betsy--an homage to 12 writers who have shaped Miami culture. He lives in Miami and is working on a graphic novel about Marcus Garvey, “My Name is Marcus.”
Interests Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Jamaican literature, Caribbean literature
Favorite Movies The Matrix
Favorite Music Reggae
Favorite Books "Another Life" by Derek Walcott