Saint Lucian, Damien Femi Rene, has won the 2015 Small Axe Literary Prize Poetry Competition.
Rene submitted a total of 8 poems at this year’s competition.
His brother, Vladimir Lucien, had won the Poetry prize in 2013. Rene won the Small Axe Short Fiction Literary Competition in 2014.
The Small Axe Literary Competition encourages the production and publication of Caribbean fiction and poetry, focusing on emerging writers whose work centers on regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns.
Damian Femi Rene is a theatre arts and English teacher at Ciceron Secondary School.
Below is one of the poem submitted by Rene: