Saint Lucian Damien Femi Rene has given Saint Lucia another proud gift ahead of the island’s National Day celebrations. It has been announced that Rene has won the 2015 Small Axe Literary Prize for Poetry.
His brother, Vladimir Lucien, won that same prize for Poetry in 2013 while 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 centres on regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns.
Damian Femi Rene is a theatre arts and English teacher at the Ciceron Secondary School.