Anthony Kellman


Anthony Kellman is a Barbados-born writer and musician. He has published two novels, four CD recordings of original music, one anthology, and five books of poetry, including Limestone: An Epic Poem of Barbados, which covers four centuries of Barbadian life. In 1993, he became the first English-speaking Caribbean writer to win a U.S. National Endowment for the Arts literary award. Kellman is the originator of the Caribbean poetic form Tuk Verse, written in three movements derived from melodic and rhythmical patterns of Barbados' indigenous folk music called Tuk. Kellman directs the Sandhills Writers Series program at Georgia Regents University (formerly Augusta State University), where he is a professor of English. Read more about him at