Kendel Hippolyte is a St. Lucian poet, playwright, and director. Recently retired from academic work, his present focus is to use his skills as a writer and dramatist to raise public awareness and contribute to active solutions of critical social issues. As a poet, his writing ranges across the continuum of language from Standard English to the varieties of Caribbean English, and he has also written poems in Kweyol, his nation language.
He has published five books of poetry and authored eight plays. In 2000, he was awarded the St. Lucia Medal of Merit (Gold) for Contribution to the Arts. His most recent book, Fault Lines, was the winner of the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry.
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