Bennett(-Coverley), Louise

About Louise Bennett(-Coverley)

Official Homepage

Biography (Caribbean Life)

Biography (Jamaica Information Service)

Obituary (New York Times)

Obituary (The Guardian)

 

Moonbeam, Willows. "A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice." Canadian Review of Materials, vol. 26, no. 22, 2020

Mordecai, Pamela. "Miss Lou-A Personal Remembrance of Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley: Poet, Folklorist, Community Worker, Lyricist, State and Movie Actress." Kunapipi, vol. 29, no. 1, 2007

Johnson, Linton Kwesi. "Louise Bennett, Voice of a People." Wasafiri, vol. 22, no. 1, 2007

 

Interviews

Davidson, Marcia. "Interview with Miss Lou." Jamaicans.com, 2005

 

Criticism

Neigh, Janet. Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading, 2017

Bronfman, Alejandra. "'This Thing Is Very Much Alive': Louise Bennett on Audio-Visual Media." Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 25, no. 2, 2017

Schenstead-Harris, Leif. "Between 'Home' and Migritude: Louise Bennett, Kamau Brathwaite and the Poet as Migrant." Crossings, vol. 8, no. 2, 2017

Nwankwo, Ifeoma Kiddoe." The International Engagements of Working-Class Jamaican Women: Listening to Louise Bennett and Her Routes Women". Meridians, vol. 15, no. 2, 2017

Morris, Mervyn. Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture, 2014

Coppola, Manuela. "Spelling Out Resistance: Dub Poetry and Typographic Creativity." Anglistica, vol. 17, no. 2, 2013

Vásquez, Sam. Humor in the Caribbean Literary Canon, 2012

Narain, Denise de Caires. "Wordy, Worldly Women Poets: Louise Bennett, Lorna Goodison, and Olive Senior." The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Bucknor and Donnell (eds.), 2011

Tidjani-Alou, Antoinette. "'Back to Africa, Miss Mattie?'" Global South, vol. 5, no. 2, 2011

Adisa, Opal Palmer. "Culture and Nationalism on the World Stage: Louise Bennett's Aunty Roachy Seh Stories." Global South, vol. 4, no. 2, 2010

Cooper, Caroyn. "'Pedestrian Crosses'. Sites of Dislocation in 'Post-Colonial' Jamaica." Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, vol. 10, no. 1, 2009

Spencer, Aisha T. "Interrogating Conceptualizations of Gender in the Shaping of a Nation, as Presented in Miss Lou's Monologues." Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 18, no. 1, 2009

Vasquez, Shalene M. "Slackness and a Mento Aesthetic: Louise Bennett's Trickster Poetics and Jamaican Women's Explorations of Sexuality." Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 18, no. 1, 2009 

Rodis, Katherine Verhagen. "Vernacular Literacy and Formal Analysis: Louise Bennett-Coverley's Jamaican English Verse." Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 18, no. 1, 2009

Nwankwo, Ifeoma Kiddow. "Critical Approaches to Louise Bennett Part 2 [Special Issue]." Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 18, no. 1, 2009

Bailey, Carol. "Looking in: Louise Bennett's Pioneering Caribbean Postcolonial Discourse." Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 17, no. 2, 2009

Neigh, Janet. "The Lickle Space of the Tramcar in Louise Bennett's Feminist Postcolonial Poetics." Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 17, no. 2, 2009

Ramazani, Jahan. "Louise Bennett: The National Poet as Transnational?" Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 17, no. 2, 2009

Nwankwo, Ifeoma Kiddow. "Critical Approaches to Louise Bennett [Special Issue]." Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 17, no. 2, 2009

Campbell, Mark. "Un-Imagining Africa: The Nature and Location of 'Africa' in the Works of Louise Bennett." Africa and Trans-Atlantic Memories, Opoku-Agyemang et al. (eds.), 2008

Hodges, Hugh. "Speak of the Advent of New Light: Jamaican Proverbs and Anancy Stories." Soon Come: Jamaican Spirituality, Jamaican Poetics, 2008

Mordecai, Pamela. "Miss Lou-A Personal Remembrance of Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley: Poet, Folklorist, Community Worker, Lyricist, State and Movie Actress." Kunapipi, vol. 29, no. 1, 2007

Simmons-McDonald, Hazel. "Decolonizing English: The Caribbean Counter-Thrust." The Politics of English as a World Language, Mair (ed.), 2003

Doumerc, Eric. "Louise Bennett and the Mento Tradition." ARIEL, vol. 31, no. 4, 2000

Smith, Angela. "Long memoried Women. Oodegroo Noonuccal and Jamaican Poet, Louise Bennett." Australian Literary Studies, vol. 16, no. 4, 1994

Cooper, Carolyn. "Noh Lickle Twang: An Introduction to the Poetry of Louise Bennett." World Literature Written in English, vol. 17, 1978

 

Works

Poetry Collections

Aunty Roachy Seh (1993)

Selected Poems (1982)

Jamaica Labrish (1966)

Laugh with Louise: A Pot-Pourri of Jamaican Folklore (1961)

Anancy Stories and Poems in Dialect (1944)

 

Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Bennett, Louise, et al. "The Rattling of the Drums: Political Expression in World Music". Sounding off! Music as Subversion/Resistance/Revolution, Sakolsky and Ho (ed.), 1995

 

Audio and Audiovisual Material

Caribbean Insight TV. “Miss Lou 1919 – 2006.” YouTube, 30 June 2018

National Library of Jamaica. “Miss Lou and the Early Jamaican Theatre.” YouTube, 7 Sept. 2017

Yes M'Dear - Miss Lou Live (1983)

The Honourable Miss Lou (1981)

Children's Jamaican Songs and Games (1957)

Jamaican Folk Songs (1954)

McMaster University. “Interview with Miss Lou re: Career and Jamaican Language.” McMaster University Digital Archive, undated