Jamaican poet Ann-Margaret Lim‘s second collection of poetry, Kingston Buttercup (Peepal Press), was published in 2016 and was one of three books named as a contender for the prestigious Bocas Lit Fest 2017 prize in the category of poetry. Her first collection, The Festival of the Wild Orchid (Peepal Tree Press, 2012), received a UK Guardian First Book nomination two months after its publication, and in February of 2013 was on the Bocas Prize long list, receiving Honourable Mention and was among four in the poetry category. She read from that collection at the Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta – Kingston Edition in 2014.
She has been published in several local and international journals, anthologies, and in the two major Jamaican newspapers, and featured in Ebony Magazine’s “6 Caribbean writers to discover this summer”.
Her work has also been short-listed in the Small Axe Literary Competition (poetry); received the National Book Development Council of Jamaica’s Highly Recommended Award (2006) (poetry) and was Red Bones Poet of the Year (2005), and has been translated into Spanish.
Ann-Margaret has a B.A. in English Literature and has benefitted from workshops conducted by Wayne Brown, Mervyn Morris, and Kwame Dawes.