About the author: Patricia Glinton-Meicholas

Patricia Glinton-Meicholas.

Bahamian-born Patricia Glinton-Meicholas is a poet, author, a respected researcher in Bahamian folklore, art, culture and history and a former member of the University of The Bahamas faculty and administration. She was the first winner of the Bahamas Cacique Award for Writing and recipient of a Silver Jubilee of Independence Medal for Literature.

Her latest poetry collection, “Chasing Light”, Glinton-Meicholas was a finalist in the 2012 International Proverse Prize Competition, and published by Proverse Hong Kong (2013). In 2015 The School of English Studies of the University of The Bahamas presented her with a lifetime achievement award for contributions to culture and literature. At the institution’s Charter Day ceremony, she presented her poem, “All Hail Our University” written for the occasion.

Three of her 20 published books are in use in the schools of The Bahamas. Patricia’s monograph on Bahamian folktales appears in the Encuentros series of the IADB Cultural Centre, Washington, DC.  She has contributed essays to the 34-volume Grove Dictionary of Art (1996); eight biographies to the Oxford University Press Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, and a chapter in Routledge’s Companion to International Children’s Literature and other anthologies.

She has written and directed several film documentaries. A respected public speaker, Glinton-Meicholas has presented at home and abroad.

Patricia is Vice President of Creative Nassau, and co-host of the Creative Nassau weekly radio show on 102.9 FM.