Diane Abu-Jaber
Meena Alexander
Robert Antoni
Wayne Armond
Russell Banks
Amiri Baraka
Eddie Baugh
Roger Bonair-Agard
Dionne Brand
Yvonne Brewster
Alwin Bully
Daniel Chavarría
Staceyann Chin
George Elliott Clarke
Oliver Clarke
Manthia Diawara
Mark Doty
Fae Ellington
Steve Golding
Francisco Goldman
Perry Henzell
Joan Andrea Hutchinson
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Niki Johnson
Konrad Kirlew
Li-Young Lee
Miles Marshall Lewis
Andrea Levy
Krist Novoselic
Stephanie Stokes Oliver
Ernie Ranglin
Lauren Saunders
Perry Henzell
Born in 1936 in Port Maria, Jamaica, Perry Henzell was raised on Caymanas Estate and attended Jamaica College until he was sent to school in England at fourteen. He entered McGill University in Montreal at the age of seventeen and began working in the drama department of the BBC television studios in London at the age of twenty. He returned to Jamaica at the age of twenty-three and founded Vista Productions. During the 1960s he made over 200 commercials and established a studio in Kingston.

Mr. Henzell is the director, producer and co-writer of Jamaica’s first feature film, The Harder They Come, which was released in 1972. During the 1980s, he worked on numerous screenplays for other people and directed a full-scale musical on the life of Marcus Garvey. Power Game, his first novel was the political thriller Power Game, which was published in 1982. This second novel, Cane, a historical drama, was published in 2003. He is currently working on a sequel to The Harder They Come and a Broadway musical based on the movie.

Program: Voices Under the Window